Monday, January 11, 2010

Kanda Bhaji (Onion Pakoda)

Winter is at its peak here. There is tons of snow lying everywhere. One thing which warms you up in such weather is hot cup of tea and something hot and spicy to go along with it. Every time I think of making some snacks along with tea, my mom's Kanda Bhaji ( Onion Pakoda) is always on the top of my mind. Actually, winter and all is just an excuse, I can eat these pakodas anytime, anywhere. So many times at my home, I have skipped my meal, snacking on my mom's Pakodas :) Here is my mom's recipe for making these tasty pakodas.



Ingredients:
3 Onions sliced
1 1/2 cup Besan
3 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp ajwain/carom seeds (Owa called in Marathi)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
Oil for frying
Salt

Method:

  1. Mix sliced onions, besan, ajwain seeds, turmeric powder. Add red chilli powder on this mixture. 
  2. Heat 2-3 tsp oil in a separate pan and pour hot oil on above mixture. Mix this properly. This makes pakodas crispy.
  3. Add little water, coriander leaves and salt. Mix mixture properly. Add water just enough to make a thick batter. 
  4. Heat oil in deep kadhai. 
  5. One by one, take small amount of batter in hand and drop it carefully in hot oil.  Fry pakodas on low-medium flame till they turn nice golden.

Enjoy hot pakodas with tea or ketchup.

Preparation time: 25-30 minutes.

22 comments:

s said...

we make this very often..but i like the addition of carom seeds..

Nithya said...

Wow.. this looks yumm.. its a perfect snack.. :)

Priya Narasimhan said...

can have these pakodas anytime..

Sushma Mallya said...

my fav snack at tea time...looks lovely & delicious

Deepa G Joshi said...

can eat these at any time of the day and any number ;)..nice..i wish i could just grab some from the pic ;)

AshKuku said...

That was so tempting...... I wanna prepare that for today evening.... Tea time... & I will enjoy & relish it too.... Love You,

Ash...
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Padhu said...

Perfect for this weather.
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kitchen queen said...

hehe tempting bhajjis with a nice click

Arundhuti S. Rama said...

Perfect tea-time snack!

Sarah Naveen said...

wow!!! mouthwatering pakodas...Looks really inviting..

prasu said...

yummmmmmmmmmmm...totally yummy and perfect for this weather dear. thank you for sharing the recipe.

Ramya Manja said...

One of my Fav Snacks till date...Thanks for making me relish this wonderful snack...I totally enjoyed...

Gulmohar said...

perfect tea time snack am drooling now..:-)

Haddock said...

Among all the bhajis, the best I like is kanda bhaji, and if its hot and raining outside, nothing like it.

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks alot all my dear friends for lovely comments!!

Devi Meyyappan said...

wow, the pakoda looks very tempting! :), very nice and crispy!!, thanks for dropping by... you have a beautiful blog...

Nostalgia said...

Oooh Yummy! Looks crisp and nice

Pari said...

Who does not like this? I am all set to finish that plate, love the kanda-bhaji and especially when my mom makes it.

Pari said...

Thanks for passing me the award dear, that's so sweet of u.

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks Devi, Nostalgia n Pari for beautiful comments. Do keep visiting often!!

Simply Life said...

yum, this sounds so good!

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