Medhu Pakoda

Medhu Pakoda

Medhu Pakodas (soft pakoras) is a great snack for the evening and is best enjoyed piping hot during the rainy times!
  1. Besan flour                     2 cups
  2. Rice flour                      - 1 cup
  3. Ginger                          - small piece
  4. Green chillies                - 10 -12
  5. Cashew pieces (optional)- 1/4 cup
  6. Cooking soda                 - 1/4 teaspoon
  7. Curry leaves                   a few
  8. Coriander leaves           - a few
  9. Onion                           - 1 or 2
  10. Ghee                           - 1 tablespoon
  11. Cooking oil for deep frying
  12. Hing                            - a pinch
  13. Salt to taste
  1. Cut the onion into small thin pieces. Cut the green chillies,ginger and the curry leaves and put these into a bowl.
  2. Pour the ghee,add salt,baking soda,hing powder and mix thoroughly for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the besan flour and the rice flour and the cashew pieces.
  4. The dough should not be too dry or too soggy. You should be able to make small balls (golf ball size).
  5. Make as many balls as you can with the dough.

  6. Preparation
  7. In a deep frying pan pour the oil and wait till it hots up.
  8. Drop the balls into the oil one by one till the pan is not too crowded
  9. Remove once the pakodas turn golden brown and outer shell appears crispy

  10. Tastes great with coconut chutney or tomato sauce or just plain.