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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Raw Banana or Vazhaka and Onion Pakodas



Its been a rainy today here, gloomy and so chill and a lovely day and  that too it’s a weekend.

Wanted some nice snack to munch with the tea and  I made these two types  (raw banana bajji and killi pakoda with onion slices) for the evening tea. With a cup of tea sitting by the balcony  we enjoyed  the evening to the most J.




Time: 30 minutes
Serves : 3 pax

Ingredients

Raw Banana Bajji

Raw Banana – 1 no (Sliced in thin pieces lengthy) **
Gram flour – ½  cup
Rice Flour – 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
A pinch of  asafetida
A pinch baking soda
Idli batter – 1 tbps (Optional) *
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

*This makes the bajji/pakoda very light and crispy. Avoid you  
  don’t want. But I always add it.
**Cut the slices very thin and drop this into turmeric and salt water, so that the banana remain fresh and wont turn dark.




Method

Lets make the batter. In a bowl  throw in the gram flour, baking soda, rice flour, salt, red chilli powder, asafetida, idli batter by adding little water so that you will get a nice thick batter for dipping the raw banana slices.

Heat oil in a pan and when its very hot.  Test if the batter is right by just adding a drop of the batter  if it pops up immediately then its ready to slide the bajji in.

Take a raw banana slice and dip in the batter and slide into the oil and fry well both sides. Like this fry all the bajjis in small batches in medium heat until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel.

Serve hot  with tomato ketchup.


Onion Killi Pakoda

Gram flour – ½  cup
Rice Flour – 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
A pinch of  asafetida
1 Large Onions sliced
Cashew roughly crushed – 1 tbsp (Optional)
Curry leaves and Coriander leaves – 2 prigs each chopped fine
¼  tsp red chilli powder
A pinch of  asafetida
A pinch baking soda
Idli batter – 2 tbps (Optiona) *
Salt to taste
Oil for frying



Method

In a bowl  throw in all the ingredients lik thee onion, gram flour, baking soda, rice flour, salt, red chilli powder, cashew pieces, asafetida, idli batter, coriander and curry leaves and make a thick dough/batter like  by adding little water.



Heat oil in a pan and when its very hot.  Test if the batter is right by just adding a drop of the batter  if it pops up immediately then its ready to slide the pakodas.

Take a  handful of the dough/batter and drop them pinching into small pieces into the hot oil or take a teaspoon of the dough and drop if you dont like to use your hand. Fry all the pakodas  in small batches in medium heat until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel.

Serve hot  with tomato ketchup and with a hot cup of tea.


Latha

27 comments:

  1. Perfect for a rainy evening, just tastes great with a warm cup of tea or coffee :) Looks too good :)

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  2. perfectly made Latha. It's been several months i haven't prepared these. you are tempting me

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  3. Looks yummy perfect tea time snack

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  4. Wow...! yummy. I can go for it right now...

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  5. Looks so yum...makes me feel hungry...

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  6. perfect snack for tea time, looks delicious..

    Thanks for dropping by :)

    Spill the Spices

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  7. Perfect tea time snacks, loved both bajji n pakodas :-)

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  8. Looks yumm..mouth watering here..

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  9. bhaji came out awesome...crunchy to chomp.... its raining here feel to grab this plate to munch

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  10. Ah! luv these fritters ...perfect tea time snacks.

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  11. yummy and crispy Bhaji.. Super tea time treat
    http://great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  12. These pakodas are my all time favorite....vazhaka and chilli pakodas are toppers...

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  13. Raw banana bajjis are the hubby's favourite. He specially likes them when you cut the banana lengthwise and dip it into the batter. But then you need a huge frying pan to make it ! These look ideal for a cold rainy day.

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  14. new recipe for me..looks delicious!!

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  15. Wish i get a plate of this crispy fritters, feel like munching some.

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  16. Perfect rainy day snack Lata, Love to have it any time. Yummy.

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  17. Both look so yum! I wanna grab those right away...

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  18. love these crispy fried pakoras n a gloomy day..yummy!
    Flavors Of Cuisines-"Mexican"

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  19. Perfect and crispy....love them any time....well done...

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  20. lovelyyyyyyyy bajjis perfect for evening snack.

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  21. Ever gree perfect tea time snack.
    Sai Padmapriya

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  22. Thank you all for the lovely comments.

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