Pakoda Raita

For the final day of Blogging Marathon #23 under the theme - Pakodi Masti, I had prepared a crunchy pakoda but then suddenly I remembered this one in the drafts. Mom had made this several months ago and I had clicked it and forgot about it. This morning, out of the blue this name struck me and so here I am with this recipe.

Pakodas need not always be a snack. They can be added to kadi's like we did in the Punjabi Kadi Pakoda for ICC.And also it can be added to plain yogurt for a quick side dish to go with flavored rice.....

Mom Used

For pakoda

Besan - 1/4 cup
Rice flour - 2 tablespoons
Onion- 1 small, finely chopped
Curry leaves- a few,chopped
Chili powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida powder- a pinch
Salt to taste

Oil for deep frying

Curd / yogurt- 2 cups
Salt to taste

For seasoning 

Oil- 1 teaspoon
Mustard- 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds -1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - a few

  1. Whisk the curd with salt and keep aside.The yogurt must be fresh. Refrigerate till ready to use.
  2. Take all the ingredients for pakoda in a bowl.Add water little by little and prepare the dough for pakoda.
  3. Heat oil and drop small pieces of it and deep fry till golden brown.
  4. Drain and keep aside.
  5. When ready to serve, drop the pakodas into the whisked curd 
  6. Heat oil for seasoning.Put in mustard , cumin and curry leaves.When the mustard crackles, pour over the curd.
  7. Mix well and serve


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Bon Appetit...

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