Saturday, July 9, 2011


Its been a while that made some pakodas & thought i should make some for tea this evening. This is a very balanced,easy to make recipe. You could even make it well in advance & store it in the fridge and use it when needed. Just make sure no salt is added if the batter is going to be stored for a day or two. Salt could be added when the batter is kept out of the fridge.  well, lets move on to the ingredients.

Step 1: Wash and soak the three ingredients below for about an hour, drain & grind to a coarse thick batter. Less water the better.
  •  Half cup -  Raw rice
  • One Fourth cup   - Toor Dal ( Split Gram)
  • One Fourth cup - Urad Dal ( Split Black Gram)

Step 2: Mix in the following to the batter.

  • One fourth cup - Fresh coconut grated
  • 4 Green chillies ( or as appropriate)
  • 1'' Ginger - Finely chopped
  • Curry leaves - a few finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves - a few finely chopped
  • Hing ( Asafoetida) - Less than a quarter tsp  or 2 pinches
  • Jeera( Cumin) powder - Less than a quarter tsp  or 2 pinches
  • Salt to taste
  Step 3: Heat Oil for frying till moderately hot. The batter will now look like this ....
Step 4 : Deep fry the batter a tsp at a time until golden brown. Serve hot.
             You could compliment it  with Mint chutney or tomato ketchup.


  1. Absolutely love the idea, any mix of dal makes a wonderful pakoda. Yours look absolutely tempting :)

  2. thank u- u cant stop with one - it is addictive :)