I guess my little girl has inherited my love for books. It is a complete pleasure to surprise her with books and I really enjoy watching her face light up when she sees the new book that I got for her.
So last month I ordered a loot of a bookstore from an online shop and I had a few books ordered for the kids as well.I wanted to surprise them with a snack made from their favorite ingredient as well . u
I had some cooked pasta from the night before waiting to be used. So I turned that into a snack. This is something that kids and adults would love to munch on.
This dish goes to Blogging Marathon #58,Week 2, Day 2 with the theme - Pasta dishes.
Also sending this to Srividhya who is hosting Srivalli's Kids Delight event, with the theme Pasta for kids
Bajji Bonda mix- as needed[see note below]
Oil to deep fry
Curry leaves - a few[optional]
Chaat masala as needed
TAke the cooked pasta in a bowl and add the bajji bonda mix.Toss to coat and sprinkle water little by little and mix gently with a fork so that the powder coats the pasta.
Heat oil for deep frying and drop a lump -about 4-5 pastas into hot oil. Deep fry till crisp.[ It took a little longer to cook than the normal pakoda].Drain.Repeat for the remaining pasta.
Into the same oil put in the curry leaves. It will splutter a bit, so be careful. Switch off the oil as soon as you drop in the curry leaves. It will turn crisp immediately. Drain.
Serve the pasta pakoda garnished with fried curry leaves a dash or two of chaat masala.
Need I tell you that the kids fell in love with the snack and the books :)
If you don't have bajji bonda mix, add 1/4 cup besan and 1/8 cup rice flour, salt, red chili powder and a pinch of asafoetida powder. Make a mix of these ingredients and add to the pasta. The quantity of flour mix will vary on the quantity of pasta used.Adjust accordingly.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#58
Labels: Blogging Marathon, Pasta Recipes, Snack Bar, Step-by-step Pictorial Recipes, Vegan varieties