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)
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
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.
e) Event runs from 15th Feb – 15th March 2012.
f) Kindly use the linky tool provided below to enter your recipes.