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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Lady's Finger Pakora | Vendakkai Pakoda | with and without Onions

Lady's Finger Pakora | Vendakkai Pakoda| Bajji I had prepared Bitter Gourd crisps last time, since my kid loves lady's finger I added. This was delicious and tasty.

Without Onion

lady's finger/Vendakkai - 25 nos
Besan/Chickpea Flour/Kadalai Maav- 1 cup/till the veggie is covered
Corn Flour/Chola Maav - 2 tspns
Rice Flour/Arasi Maav - 2 tspns
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tspn (As per taste)
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste

Preparation Method

Wash, wipe and cut lady's finger into 2" pieces.
Take a  wide bowl, add Arasi, Chola and Kadalai maav and mix well. Add chilli powder and salt. Sprinkle very little water and mix well.
Deep fry in oil until brown and crispy.

With Onion

The above ingredients are same.
Chop onions and mix with the batter.

I slit the vegetable and filled little chopped onion and deep fried it.

Serve immediately as it is or Green chutney or tomato ketchup. Coffee/Tea time snack.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Bread Bajji | Fritters!

Tired of eating vegetable bajji......... try this with bread. This has been in my drafts since years. I tried this bread bajji, we all liked and it was different.

Here goes the recipe.
Bread -4 slices(White/Brown)
Kadale maav/Besan/Chickpea flour -  1/2 cup
Corn flour - 1 tspn
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn(As per your taste)
Hing/Asafotida - a generous pinch
Salt - 1/4 tspn
Water - as required to make batter
Oil for deep frying.

Preparation Method
Cut the edges of the bread and cut them into triangles.
Make the semi thick batter out of  the ingredients above. It should not be too runny or too thick.
Heat a kadai/wok with oil, let it be hot.
Dip the bread slices in the batter and put slowly in the oil.
Deep fry both sides till brown.

Bread Bajji/Fritters is ready. Enjoy hot with Tomato Ketchup.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

BBB | Spinach Soya Bisibelebath and Oats Onion Pakoda - Ver 2!

Bisibelebath(Hot Dal Rice) is a healthy dish, its also very filling. My previous post on this recipe Ver 1 click here. I mostly prepare on every weekend or fornightly and for get togethers. This is a most popular recipe and food liked in my house. 

Rice - 2 cups
Tuvar Dal – 1 cup
Tomato - 1 no

Potato - 1 no
Soya Beans - 1/2 cup
Capsicum - 1 no
Carrot -  few pieces
Brinjal - 4 nos
Beans - 10 nos
Brocolli - few florets
Spinach/Palak - 1 cup chopped

Broad Beans/Avarekkai - 5 nos
Tamarind Water - 2 cups(from a LEMON SIZE)
Spices Cinamon/Pattai – 2 small pieces/ Cardamom/Elakka - 2nos/ Clove/Lavang - 2 nos
Bisibelebath powder - 4 tablespoons (Adjust accordingly)
Curry leaves few
Jaggery a small piece

Preparation Method
Wash and cut all vegetables.
Soak soya beans overnite in water.
Cook rice, soya bean and dal separately in a pressure cooker.
Steam the veggies for about 15 to 20 mins with little salt and turmeric or 1 whistle.
Heat a deep vessel or a pressure cooker, add 2 tablespoons oil, add a pinch of mustard, add hing, curry leaves, spices, dry red chillies, and saute for 2mins.
Add chopped tomatoes, spinach and saute for few mins.
Add tamarind water and allow it to boil for sometime.
Then add steamed vegetables, bisibelebath powder and allow it to boil.
When pressure is up, mash or whisk the dal, and add this.
Let it boil, slowly keep stirring without mashing the veggies.
Then mash the rice, and slowly add required rice and keep mixing.
Check on salt and add jaggery. Let it boil, keep stirring.
It should be little watery so by the time you eat, it will be just right and soft.
Off the stove.

Garnish with cashews - optional

Serve Hot Bisibelebath with any vegetable curry/Potato chips/Karaboondi or enjoy as it is.

I served it with Crispy Onion Oats Pakoda. Recipe below 

Notes - I usually make it without onion and if you wish please add.

Oats Onion Pakoda

Onion - 4 nos(Sliced lenghtwise)
Rolled Oats - 1/2 cup 
Kadalai Maav/Chickpea flour/Besan -  3 to 4 tablesppons
Rava/Semolina - 2 tablespoons
Red chlli powder -  1/4 tspn (As per your taste)
Curry leaves - few
Water to sprinkle
Oil for deep frying

Preparation Method
In a wide bowl, put onion, oats, salt and slight mix.
Add all other ingredients and sprinkle little water and mix well. It should be thick. Leave it for few mins.
Heat oil in a kadai/wok, when its hot. slowly spread and drop the batter in oil. Deep fry till brown both sides and take out on tissue to remove excess oil. Allow it to cool and store it in air tight container.

Enjoy it with Bisibelebath/Coffee/Tea time too.

Notes - Do not store, when its warm or hot it will become soggy.

I had previously posted Cabbage Oats Pakoda check here for recipe. This recipe is going to Fast Food not Fat Food by Priya and Uma.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cauli Brocolli Crisps/Pakoras

Cauli Brocolli crisps /pakoras are very tasty and different. Usually we make cauliflower bajji or pakoras. Adding brocolli made my son eat this veggie too and glad he liked it.

Cauli Flower florets - 4 cups
Brocolli florets - 2 cups
Kadalai Maav/Besan/Chickpea Flour- 2 tspns
Chola Maav /Corn Flour- 2 tspns
Arasi Maav /Rice Flour- 2 tspns
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tspn (As per taste)
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste
Kesari/Orange colour a pinch - Optional.

Preparation Method
Make small florets of the veggie. Put them in boiling water with little salt and a pinch of turmeric for 10minutes. Close with a lid. leave it for sometime. Drain/Strain fully so no water is left.
Transfer it to a wide bowl. Sprinkle Arasi, Chola and Kadalai maav all over and mix well. Add chilli powder and salt. Sprinkle very little water and mix well.
Deep fry in oil until brown and crispy.

Tasty Cauli Brocolli crisps are ready. This can be had at tea/coffee time at home or office.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Babycorn Pakoras

I usually make Golden fried Babycorns, but this time my son did not eat found difficult in biting. So quickly I changed and immediately prepared this and he enjoyed. I was happy making him eat babycorn and my parents enjoyed too:-)

Pls bear with the photo as it is from my BB, my camera is back on Monday.

Babycorn - 5 nos(1pkt)
Onion - 2 nos
Besan - 1 cup or less (to cover the corn and onion)
Corn flour - 1 tspn
Rice flour  2 tspns
Curry leaves -  1 tspn
Coriander leaves - 2 tspns
Green Chilli - 2nos or Red Chilli Powder
Oil for deep frying.

Preparation Method
Chop into small pieces babycorn, onion, curry leaves coriander and green chilli. Put in a bowl.
Now add rest of the ingredients and mix with little water. The mix should not be too thin nor too thick.
Heat oil in kadai, take about a tspn of the mix and drop them in oil and deep fry both sides.

Serve with chutney or tomato ketchup.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Golden Fried Babycorns

Golden Fried Babycorns is a tasty starter or snack. I had this long time when was in Bangalore at a office Party. Just saw a packet of babycorn in our Little India shop. So just grabed it, since the pack had only 6 corns thought of giving a try.

This has been pending in my drafts since very long time.

Baby corn - 1 pkt(6nos)
Kadalai Maav/Besan/Chickpea Flour -4 tspns
Corn Flour - 2 tspns
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tspn
Maida - 1 tspn
Oil for deep frying

Preperation Method

In a wide bowl, mix all ingredients with water except maida. The batter should be like dosa batter form. Not too thin or thick.
Heat oil in a Kadai/wok.
Wash the babycorn, roll in maida and then dip in the batter.
Drop slowly one by one and deep fry till golden brown.
Remove it on a tissue. It will be crispy.

Serve with Tomato Ketchup or as it is. This can also be a tea time snack or for Kids.

This is going to my MM Party Treats by me and Meeta.

Kids Delight by Pari

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Crispy Onion Pakoda

Its raining out here and my dad gave an idea of making onion pakoda. Onion pakoda is a very tasty snack liked by most of the people at all times. An easy tea/coffee time snack. Also a side dish(snack) for lunch/dinner. Kids will love it:-)

Gram flour(Besan) - 2 cups
Corn flour - 2 tspns
Onion - 2 cups(chop in long length)
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn
Curry leaves - 1/2 cup
Asafotida - a pinch
Cooking Oil for deep frying
Salt as required
Preparation MethodIn a bowl put gram flour, corn flour, red chilli powder, salt, asafotida and mix well. Taste the powder for salt and red chilli powder.
Heat 4 tspns of oil in a pan add this to theflour. Leave it for 5mins to cool and then mix. This makes it crispy.
Add chopped onion and curry leaves and mix.
Sprinkle little water and make a thick dough.
Heat oil in pan for deep frying.
Take small pieces of dough and drop in hot oil carefully in med-low heat.
Slowly stir and deep fry on all sides.
Remove it on absorbant paper when its turning light golden brown.
Serve hot onion pakoda as it is or with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.


1. Can mix coriander seeds.
2. Can mix Saunf.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Masala Vada

A tasty snack mixed with lentils and onion then deep fried. This can also be prepared anytime for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
A great idea on a rainy day….
A great combination with Puliyogare (Tamarind rice) …………

Bengal gram(Yellow lentils) – 2 cups
Onion – 2 nos big
Fennel (saunf) – 1 tspn
Curry leaves – 4 tspns
Green chilli – 2 nos
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Preparation Method
Soak Bengal gram in water for 3- 4 hours
Cut the onions, chillies and curry leaves into small pieces
Now wash the Bengal gram and grind it to coarse paste(not smooth) without adding much water
Add chopped onions, chillies, curry leaves, salt and saunf to the paste.
Mix well and make lemon size balls
Heat the oil in a pan
Press slowly and drop in oil
Deep fry on both sides till brown
Take it on a tissue paper for 5mins to absorb excess oil

Serve hot as it is or with tomato ketchup or coconut chutney

Wednesday, November 12, 2008



PEERKANGA (Ridge Gourd) - 1 NO






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