Wednesday, December 3, 2008

MEDHU PAKODA

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............

INGREDIENTS

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

PREPARATION

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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22 comments:

sriharivatsan said...

My favo snack. Tempting snapshot of pakoda...

anudivya said...

Nice color! Thanks for luring me to this amazing dish. Rombo super'a irukku!

jeyashrisuresh said...

hema even my hubby is like that. prefers homemade food.i too will do most of the times,but towards the weekend i will get bored.ur methu pakoda looks so nice.

Shama Nagarajan said...

i love this pakoda...

rekhas kitchen said...

yum yum they looks so so tempting this one is my grandfather s fav every year his thithinaal amma makes this oooh you take me back to my tatha

Sanghi said...

Nice pakoda. Good work!

LG said...

This is interesting dear..will try it next time when I am on Pakoda making mood :)

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thanks vidhya, anu, jeyashri, shama, rekha, sanghi and LG.

Curry Leaf said...

Home made is much better than stall bought.Looks lovely and hot and perfect for winter

Usha said...

Mmm, yummy...looks delicious :-)

Cham said...

I love the road side medhu pakoda...
Even appalam should be homemade, haha that is challenging! Good one to share

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very funny... i meant the appalam story.. pakoda nanna iruku paakaa.

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks yummy & mouthwatering...

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thank u CL, Usha, cham, Mahima and srikars......

VG said...

Wish I had some now!

Jayashree said...

Nice, tempting plate of pakodas.

Uj said...

ha ha ha.... nice one...pakoda looks delicious

Yasmeen said...

Homemade pakodas are certainly healthier .The chubby baby in the pic looks so cute,was that you?

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey that's a very cute profile pic. is that u? soooooo sweeet.. killanum pola iurku.

jeyashrisuresh said...

the logo u changed ie ur small age photo is really cute.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thanks u Vij,Uj,jayasri,Yasmeen, Mahima and jeyashri....

S u r rit that was me only... He he He.. thanks for lovely words on the chubby baby.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

I know little about Indian cuisine, this looks so interesting I have to try it...

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