Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Onion Pakora

A Crispy delight for rainy evening.........


About Pakora:

Pakora (Hindiपकोड़ा pakoṛāUrduپکوڑا‎ pakodāPunjabiਪਕੌੜਾ pakɒṛāBengalipakoṛāNepaliपकौडा pakauṛāKannada pakodāTamilபஜ்ஜி bajji pakkoda or pakkoraTelugupakōḍī) is a fried snack (fritter). With its origins in Uttar Pradesh,[1] it is found across South Asia.
The word pakoṛā is derived from Sanskrit पक्ववट pakvavaṭa-, a compound of pakva 'cooked' and vaṭa 'a small lump' or its derivativevaṭaka 'a round cake made of pulse fried in ghee'.
Pakoras are created by taking one or two ingredients such as onioneggplantpotatospinachplantainpaneercauliflowertomatochili pepper, or occasionally bread orchicken and dipping them in a batter of gram flour and then deep-frying them. The most popular varieties are palak pakora, made from spinach, paneer pakora, made from paneer(soft cheese), pyaz pakora, made from onion, and aloo pakora, made from potato. When onions, on their own, are prepared in the same way, they are known as onion bhajji. A version of pakora made with wheat flour, salt, and tiny bits of potato or onion (optional) is called noon bariya (nūn=salt) (Hindiनूनबरिया), typically found in eastern Uttar Pradesh in India.
Pakoras are usually served as snacks or appetizers. In Britain, pakoras are popular as a fast food snack, available in Indian and Pakistani restaurants to take-out as an alternative to French fries or kebabs.
Pakoras are an important snack from the Indian subcontinent and are usually complemented with tamarind chutney and tea.
Goli Baje is a kind of pakoda part of Udupi cuisine.


Ingredients:

Big Onion-1 Cup
Green Chillies-2
Curry Leaves-2 Leaf
Oil-To Fry
Salt-To Taste
Ginger Finely Sliced-1" Piece
Baking Pd -1/2 Teaspoons
Oil Or Butter - 2 Tablespoons
Rice Flour-1/4 Cup
Gram Flour / Besan-1Cup
Jeera - 1 tsp
Cashew - 1/4 cup

Method:


Mix all ingredients dry and see if u can form them to a dough but breakable one...if not sprinkle water like a tbsp or two and see if u can form it to a cluster like pakoda....if its forming then its ok...Heat oil to medium hot ....take some dough in your hand and distribute  the dough  like we do for pakodas....and fry them its light brown....serve hot with chai / milk tea...

To serve this pakoda later ,preheat oven to 170 degree then place it for 30 min for reheating......


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