This is our favorite snack. Here in Chennai we have a famous snacks stall named Venkatramana Boli Stall in Mambalam. Evening snacks, all sweet, savouries and especially Poli are so tasty there. We used to send some of the items to my younger sil in Canada, while someone goes there.....
This time instead of buying I made this and my husband prefers anything home made rather than stall bought. Every time if we buy any snacks outside he tells me Hema u can do this at our home itself. Y don't u try this ..... Its a good thing and sometime I got irritated when he says the same for appalam, papped etc.... That time I replied "Ninga mavu kindi thango nan appalam ittu edukaren" ( U prepare dough for the appalam, then I ll make it. Preparing appalam dough is little bit tough job) Shall we do it this Sunday dear....... Then wat next...He suddenly absconds from the place like in the Cinema scenes....Ha! Ha! Ha!
Now lets come to the recipe............
Besan/Kadalai mavu - 2 cups
Rice flour/Arisi mavu- 3 tsp
Chilli powder 5 tsp
Salt to taste
Hing a pinch
Baking soda - a pinch
Oil to fry
Green chilli 1 chopped
Onion big 1 finely chopped
Curry leaves -few
Add all the above things in a bowl and mix well. (salt hing etc should get thoroughly mixed)
Add onion, green chilli and curry leaves. combine well.
Then sprinkle some water now and then while making the dough. It should not as dry as onion pakoda batter or as thick as bajji batter.
The dough should be coarse and softy (got confused... the right state is u can able to make a soft balls out of dough.
Make medium sized balls out of the dough and fry in the oil.
By its name Medhu Pakoda, it is a soft variety of pakoda. This will not be as crisp as onion fritters
Hope u understand the recipe and enjoy doing it.....
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