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Pakora -The Season’s Delight


Dear Readers,

Pakora is one of the favorites recipies being cooked and it is loved by my family. It is a popular hot, spicy, crisp delicious Indian fried snack that is available in many Indian restaurants.

This popular recipe is mainly made with gram flour, spices and is very addictive. You can additionally twist the recipe by adding onions or potatoes or veggies like chopped bell peppers/capsicum, grated carrot etc.

The Pakoras made specially during the rainy season and served with hot tea adds to the magic of rain and doubles the taste. A perfect Food at Mood dish to relish sitting next to a window with your loved one and enjoying the monsoon with pakora chai (hot tea).

The pakora recipe shared below is made with shredded cabbage. Hence the name “Cabbage/Kobi Pakora”.

Let’s get started to make an amazing party snack to satisfy our folks.


Ingredients

2 cups besan/chickpea flour

1 cup shredded green cabbage

1-2 chopped green chilli’s

2cups of Oil for frying

1 tbsp of Red chilli powder

1/2 tbsp of Coriander powder

1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder

Salt as per taste.


Step 1 – Preparation for the pakora

To start with the process, Wash the cabbage thoroughly and shred it. You can use enough quantity of shredded cabbage as the pakoras are so delicious that at times they just finish off quicker. In a mixing bowl, Add besan, grated cabbage, chili powder, chopped green chilli (depending on how much spicy you want) ,coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste. If you need you can add just few tbsp of water and mix all ingredients to blend in well. Avoid adding too much water else the pakoras will burst in the oil.


Step 2 – Making the pakoras

Now, take a deep-bottomed pan and heat oil in it over medium flame. Once the oil is sufficiently hot, carefully take small pieces of this pakora dough mix ,slightly flatten them and add them slowly in the oil. You can shallow fry them till they are cooked or turn golden from both the sides.


Step 3 – Serve the pakoras

Once cooked, you can transfer the pakoras in to a medium size bowl with absorbent tissue so that excess oil is removed. Transfer the pakoras in a serving dish and garnish it with chopped spring onions.

Pakoras are ready. To serve you can pair this easy snack recipe with hot tea or chatni of your choice. Prepare this recipe on weekends and invite your family and friends over to relish it!


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