No Fry Pakoras & Event Announcement

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No Fry Pakoras & Event Announcement
This is my guest post for Sobha Shyam, of GOOD FOOD – She really makes “very good” food, so do check out her blog – And I am privileged to have been invited to be a guest chef on her blog -Hope you will enjoy my post on her blog – Thank you Sobha :)
 
Here is my no-fry pakoras recipe
Ingredients (same as that of regular pakoda)
1cup besan (kadalamavu/chickpea flour
1 cup rice flour
2tbsp olive oil for lightly sauteeing the onions1 red onion chopped
3-5 green chilies
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1 tbsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp asafetida
olive oil cooking spray & paniyaram pan (bagel pan)
Preparation

Lightly fry the chopped onion in oil

Add water in tablespoons (about 3) until you’ve reach the right consistency to bind the flours but not make it soggy (see pictures)
Make into firm balls to fit the dips in the pan
Heat pan on low flame and spray the dips
Place the balls in the dips and spray lightly once more
Close with lid and allow it to cook for a couple of minutes before turning them over.
With another light spray, cook the top side for a couple of minutes longer until the entire pakoda is a pleasing golden brown crisp.
 
Serve hot – This is what I call having my pakodas and eating them too :)
Enjoy

I am also super happy to announce that I am guest hosting our enthusiastic and wonderful fellow blogger Kalyani’s event, Cooking for Kids on my blog From Feb 15th – March 15th – The main ingredient for this event is SPROUTS
Here are the event rules

a) To use the central ingredient – sprouts in any kid-friendly dish. Please refer to Kalyani’s blog for referencing what a kid friendly menu is
b) Logo usage is mandatory. Vegetarian dishes only.No eggs either, please :)
c) Fresh entries are accepted, upto a max of 2 archived entries allowed as long as they are linked & re-posted.
d) Link to Kalyani’s  event announcement makeover as well as this post is necessary.
e) Event runs from 15th Feb – 15th March 2012.
f) Kindly use the linky tool provided below to enter your recipes.
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February 16, 2012

42 Comments

  1. thats a lovely guilt free snack and yummy way to enjoy favorite pakoras! :)

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  2. Oooooooo, that's an appam maker right.
    Reading the title, first I thought you baked the pakodas~!
    Gonna check out your guest post now..

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  3. Yummy pakodas and I read your lovely post at Sobha's..

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  4. this is a great alternative to deep fried foods! wonderful idea Sobha!

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  5. congratulations on yet another wonderful and successful dish! (and on being a the author of a guest post!)

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  6. Great way to make deep fried snacks.

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  7. Paniyaram pan is such a useful thing to have in the kitchen! Anything conventionally fried can b made without much oil in this…Thanks for the post and spreading this idea to one and all…

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  8. That's neat ! I have a paniyarachatty, so I should try this next time :-)

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  9. Cool idea

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  10. smart idea – i remember my mom wld make pakoras like this for my dad …and back then when we were still kids we wld not care about calories would always crib that we want the real thing . i guess i'll rather take this one now than the 'real thing' thanks for posting

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  11. These Pakoras are too healthy and yummy to resist..Cheers!

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  12. Thank you Priya for a wonderful post, very happy that u agreed n did it so beautifully…Hugs to u:)

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

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  13. Thats a guilt free pakoras ,i can munch non stop 😛

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  14. Nice and yummy and no guilt, that is a double like :-)

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  15. A great post! Loved knowing more about you…Am surely going to try these Pakodas in the pan

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  16. I don't have this 'Appam Pan' by now but now I surely need to buy one…such a healthy version of the otherwise deep-fried, greasy pakodas. :)

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  17. Love the no fry dish. I don't have the bagel pan but I suppose these would work in the oven too.

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  18. I was just across at Shoba's to see your guest post and this amazing pakhora recipe. I'm a totally pakhora person and you can't imagine how much this healthier version is tempting me. Wish you lived closed by!

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  19. Wow! No fry..super healthy and delicious..great post dear

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  20. Super tempting pakoras,looks so healthy n yummy.

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  21. This looks so good. Yummy!

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  22. Ohmygochhh Pokaras with out oil just loved itttttttttttt

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  23. Ohmygochhh Pokaras with out oil just loved itttttttttttt

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  24. delicious and healthy snack… fabulous post..

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  25. Hi, they look so tasty! We love chick pea but we use if for faina, it´s a kind of Italian pizza. You´ll laugh at me to know that I was desperate to buy it in USA for many years, until a few months ago I´ve learnt that it´s sold in the Indian supermarkets, if I forget the name, I¨ll come back to ask you. (did you ever try faina´?)Thank you for sharing,
    Myriam

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  26. delicious!……….just wat we want with a hot cup of coffee!

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  27. Waw great way to enjoy crispy pakoras without oil. Healthy snack.

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  28. super like pakoras..no fry,guilt free ones!!
    Lovely event as well..Happy hosting,Priya!
    Erivum Puliyum

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  29. Now a days even I enjoyed the baked pakodas, so guilt free, and no oil totally in love with these..anytime with tea

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  30. I love pakoras but have never made any. I'm going to try this recipe, using a muffin tin.
    Not sure what "pray the dips" means but we'll see how it turns out.
    Thanks for the recipe.

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  31. Anthony, that was a typo – it is spray :) Although praying that it turns out well is not a bad idea :)

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  32. Everyone loves pakodas..and when they are not fried, we can eat them without feeling guilty… thanks for sharing.

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  33. Lovely Pakodas Priya, can gulp it as much guilt free :)
    Just read your guest post at Sobhs's Good Food, very beautiful post. It was a pleasure to get to know the real you. I was fully flattened by your Hummus fest itself and felt better reading ur guest post…

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  34. lovely event. Great pakoda.

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  35. I am bookmarking this! Love pakoras but have always felt guilty since they are fried. This is a fantastic way to enjoy them.

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  36. Just linked my entry.

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