Baked Pakodas

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Baked Pakodas
baked pakodas

Want every flavor of hot onion pakodas without the hassle of frying or the fat an guilt that go with it? Here is an admirable way of literally having your pakodas and eating them too. A few months ago, Uma had blogged something which caught my eye. It however had egg and made them muffins.
Taking off on that concept, I decided to make my baked pakodas without eggs and it was a big hit with all who tasted them.

Ingredients
3/4 cup each of all purpose and whole wheat flour sifted
1 large green onion finely chopped
1 cup of chopped spinach or 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
2 hot green chilies finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1tbsp baking powder
3/4 cup of milk (I used 1 percent)
1/2 cup of cheese of choice (optional)
2tbsp of olive oil
A pinch of asafetida

Baked pakodas

Preheat oven to 400 F
Prepare your muffin pan by greasing with olive oil

Preparation
In a pan, heat oil and lightly fry the onions to remove the raw smells
In your mixer bowl or regular bowl, sift the flours
Add the baking powder and the salt to the dry flours and mix
Now add the spinach, onions, chilies and cheese
Mix these for a minute before add the the milk
Mix with milk for a minute or two
If you are kneading with hands, make it pakoda consistency
Scoop with table spoon or ice cream scoop into muffin pans. I used the mini muffin pan to yield more as an appetizer.
Bake for 25-30 minutes ( Check after the 25th minute) or until you see the slight browning on the top.
Enjoy hot with some sauce or just by itself.

baked Pakodas

NOTE: my next attempt will be with besan the original pakoda flour.. will post pictures if they turn out well.
Until Blog Hop Wednesday, Adios & Alvida

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Posted on

November 29, 2011

43 Comments

  1. Awesome snack guilt free!! I really want to have my pakoda and eat it too..Nice :). It's been a while i made these…its time to try it this way!!

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  2. Ooohh lovely and healthy pakodas.. who will not love these guilt free munchies Priya.

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  3. Very tempting..Slightly different pakoda recipe!! I will try it soon.

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  4. Pakodas look awesome. Love the way you have prepared. Yummy!

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  5. Healthy & simply mouthwatering !!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  6. That is a great way to have a guilt free snack… waiting to see how the one with besan turns out.

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  7. lovely idea to bake it to have a guilt free bite :)

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  8. Yummy baked pakodas. They look fabulous :)

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  9. Marvellous idea!I love healthier versions of popular foods. This is the same type of mixture as my cheese and broccoli flan, too. I make it with besan and that works well. There is an interesting recipe in "The book of egg-free cakes" (Cynthia Stammers, Three Almonds Press) for savoury cakes which this also reminds me of somewhat. Yum! thanks for posting :) btw, it was my blog's 1st birthday the day before yesterday, and I'm doing a cookbook giveaway- do stop by and apply if you are interested .

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  10. Wow..I would do anything to get rid of that occasional frying pan in my kitchen ! thanks for posting. Hey, didn't get the info on how many minutes of baking time.

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  11. Baked pakora looks crunchy and tasty.

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  12. Wow..never tried a baked version of Pakodas:-) Looks yummy ..will definitively give it a try:-)

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  13. Guilt free pakodas, feel like munching some.

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  14. What a lovely idea is that!
    Loved the baked version of the pakodas, though pakodas in any form are always welcome, but this one truly has an edge over the others. :)

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  15. guilty free pakoras…luv the snack to munch all the time

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  16. Oil free baked pakodas looks crisp and yummy!

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  17. Guilt free snack..crispy and yummy

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  18. what a idea…looks great

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  19. Such a healthy pakodas looks crispy n yumm…

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  20. These look just gorgeous. Can't wait to try.

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  21. such a healthy and yummy pakodas…looks crisp n yum!!

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  22. You are thoroughly tempting me priya with these pakodas. Like to grab some right away.

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  23. yummy pakodas, healthy ones Priya..love the cute baked pakodas..

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  24. Lovely baked pakodas..superb idea, loved it :)

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  25. pakodas look awesome… healthy and delicious..

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  26. Nice pics and tempting presentation…will surely try

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  27. Hi there ,

    Lovely blog and recipes. Also love your passion.Just dropped by to say hello, hope to hear back from on my blog when you get a chance

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  28. Oh my goodness – they look so lovely. You can't beat some deep-fried goodness I think, but sometimes you really don't want to go to the trouble – these look like a wonderful, and delicious, alternative!

    Charles @ FiveEuroFood.com

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  29. These looks great! I love all the flavors you have in this dish. :) I can't wait to see your recipe for besan flour.. that's my favorite. :)

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  30. Delicious snack totally guilt free.. Great Priya

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  31. delicious and healthy pakoda…

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  32. These pakodas are great for a snack. They look delicious!

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  33. Lovely idea. A good substitute when the junk food craving hits :-)

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  34. Hey Priya, How was your trip? Thanks for the lovely comments that you have left at my space.

    This is wonderful.I love these a boon for an asthmatic like me. I can enjoy these pakodas to my hearts content without the fear of having to run for the inhaler. Thanks dear.

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  35. OMG, Priya, super! Good variation from spinach and cheese muffins and I am loving it.

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  36. this definitely looks interesting. Guilt free for sure! :)

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