|Maida Pakoda ~ North Indian Thali|
With the Sun so peak in Madras, I know it’s not conducive for these, yet one can still dream about cool breeze blowing our way to munch on these snacks!
Step by Step Recipe
All purpose flour – 1/2 cup
Bengal Gram flour / Besan – 1/2 cup
Onion – 1 big
Chilies – 3 – 4
Coriander leaves few
Chili powder – 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds – 1/4 tsp
Baking Soda- 1/ 4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
How to make the Maida Pakoda
In a wide bowl, sift together maida and besan flour. Add onion julienne, finely chopped green chillies, and coriander leaves.
Mix the onions to the flour along with soda, fennel seeds, salt and chili powder. Sprinkle just enough water for everything to form a dry batter.
Heat oil and fry small portions on all sides till golden brown.
Drain on a kitchen towel and serve hot.
The Onion Pakodas added a great feel to the entire thali. It was a perfect starter. Crispy and crunchy just the right way.