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Saturday, 8 August 2009

This is an authentic and famous dish from Northern part of India. Usually pakora is made with Potato( Aloo) i have replaced it with Spinach to make it more tasty and healthy.

Ingredients For Pakoda( Pakora)-
Besan flour/ Gram flour-1/2cup
Rice flour and Maida flour-2tbsp
Spinach chopped-1cup
Onion medium chopped-1
Green chilly chopped-1
Chilly powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Baking powder-pinch(optional)
Water required
Oil to deep fry

For Kadi( Kadhi)-
Besan flour/ Gram flour-1/4cup
Curd beaten-1cup
Dry red chili whole-2
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Chilly powder-1tsp
Jeera seeds-1tsp

Salt to taste

Mix all pakora ingredients (except oil) in a bowl, mix well to make very thick mixture.Heat oil in a Kadai and drop spoon full of mixture (about 5-6 pakoras at a time). Fry till pakoras are golden brown. In a deep bowl mix well both Besan and curd to a smooth texture without lumps. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt and enough water. Heat oil in a pan. Add jeera seeds and red chilly. When jeera crackles add the Besan mixture. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 mins. Keep stirring so that Besan doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.Add the fried pakoras to the Kadi. Serve hot with Steamed Rice


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