Last few days before amma leaves to India and now that I am free from all kinds of diets, she is making all my favorite foods!
I usually don’t prefer to eat or make greasy and deep fried food at home. But amma’s pakoras are an exception!
This pakora comes with a twist. In addition to onions, it has sweet corn in it. The sweet corn gets crunchy when it is fried and tastes great with the onions. Usually carom seeds or ajwain are added, but amma adds mint leaves for flavor. Here is the recipe.
Ingredients : Serves 4
1 large onion
1/2 cup onion
1 cup chickpeas flour/ besan flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1 handful of mint leaves, chopped
1 handful of coriander leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1-2 green chillies finely chopped
Oil for frying
Salt to taste.
Water for mixing
Heat the oil in a deep pan on medium heat. The oil should be atleast 2 inches from the base or enough to immerse the pakodas. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add a couple of table spoons of hot oil to the mixture. The oil helps to make the pakoras crisp. Add enough water to bind all the ingredients together.
Once the oil is heated, gently drop the batter using a tablespoon. Make sure the pan is not over crowded, this helps all the pakoras to cook evenly.
Enjoy the pakoras with masala chai !