Thursday, September 24, 2009


Extra Crispy Pakodi (Spinach or Cabbage fritters)___________________________________________________________________________
Come Rainy , dull ,depressing and gloomy weather , the heart desires something hot and delicious.Pakodies are a big hit in my house and my husband loves these to the extent that he learnt how to make them.Come iftar time and the question lingering in my mind is "what do we make today" and there comes the voice of my husband...Pakodies!!!
The pictures are of the pakodies made by my dearest hubby. Enjoy!.

Ingredients :
Besan: 1 cup
onion : 1 big sliced
Ginger garlic paste : 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder : 1 tsp
Salt : 1tsp
turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Spinach or Cabbage - 2 cups chopped like we slice onions. (not too thin), You can use any vegetable you like.
Oil to deep fry

In a blender/grinder add besan, Red chili powder , turmeric , ginger garlic paste and salt. Now add half of the onions. Grind well for 5 mins. The onion releases water which makes the besan into paste. The paste should be of the consistancy of tooth paste or else add some more onions and grind. Now remove this paste in a dish and add palak.Add all the remaining onions.We are being extra careful not to add any water. Adding water decreases the crispness of the pakodies.
Now Heat oil to deep fry pakodies. Now using your fingers slowly release these spinach or cabbage slices coated with besan into the oil. fry till light brown.Remove on a napkin so that the oil is absorbed and you are left with crisp pakodies. These are ideal for when guests drop in or you feel like having a quick snack.


  1. Wow pakodi looks crunchy and delicious, prefect snack..

  2. assk humaira
    belated eid mubarak to u.
    hope u had a blessed eid.
    ur pakoris look good. i never knew this method blending besan and onions.
    but u r right, i realized adding less water makes pakodi crunchy . u can also crush sliced onions with hand to remove water from onions.

    i also add roasted half and halh cashews to the mixture and wow it gives a very good taste to pakori combo.
    take care

  3. I make it by crushing the onion and besan with hand,without adding a single drop of water,but you know it is too much of a work for the fingers:D
    your idea is good,to blend it in:)
    Anyways belated EID MUBARAK, how was your eid, since it was on Sunday it must have been fun!
    are you on facebook?

  4. Wasalam Rizruby, Eid mubarak to you too. I am going to try the cashews trick next time. sure sounds delicious

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Pakodi looks so crispy and yummy.

  6. Humaira, adding onions and besan in the blender is a very good idea indeed. Jazakallahu khair for sharing.
    The pakodis look yummy!

  7. Asak humaira...mouthwatering pakodis...its a new way of making them...inshallh will try this weekend!!

  8. Thank you guys so so so much. Valarmathi , mona and Ajum ,I really appreciate it!

  9. Sayeed, Sorry its a late reply as I have been away but yes I have recently joined facebook. You can search for me with my email : I will be so happy to get to know you


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