Aloo pyaz ke pakode
crispy spicy yummy- perfect snack for a rainy day. You can have them in breakfast, with evening tea, when you have guests or even when you want to indulge ;-).
In monsoon, these are the most sought after Sunday breakfast in our house. Hardly takes any time and loved by everyone. Perfect qualification required for a Sunday breakfast.
Aloo pyaz ke pakode or bhajia as they are called in some houses are made in most of the houses and I am sure most of you already know how to make these. Still thought I will share my method with you.
We try our best to avoid fried foods but Sunday breakfast is exempt from this rule;-)
Two things we try are: we do not have fried food in the night because if we have fried heavy breakfast it will be digested by night but heavy dinner does not have time to digest.
Second, always drain fried food on paper towel or newspaper to remove excess oil.
How to make Aloo Pyaz ke Pakode
preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20-30 minutes
serves around 4 people
½ cup besan/gram flour
2 green chilies chopped
1 tsp grated ginger
2 tbsp chopped coriander
¼ tsp saunf/fennel seeds
¼ tsp ajwain/carom seeds
¼ tsp heeng/ asafetida
¼ tsp red chili powder
1/8 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
chaat masala for sprinkling (optional)
Oil for deep frying
To make Aloo Pyaz ke Pakode
Mix all the spices and chopped vegetables.
Now add gram flour/besan.
Mix everything using as little water as possible to make a thick batter. We just want to coat the vegetables with besan so that there is a thin layer of besan on them.
Add 1 tsp of oil to the batter and mix. This helps in making the pakode crisp so do not skip this step.
Heat oil in a kadhai and drop small portions of batter in the kadhai.
Deep fry till golden.
Drain on a paper towel or newspaper. Sprinkle Chaat masala on pakode.
Enjoy with a hot cup of Tea. Blissfull………..:-)