26 VEGETABLE PAKODA

Vegetable Pakoda/Pakora with maida


I can say that this is one of the dish that I tried first in the kitchen back home in Bangalore before my marriage. The first try itself it turned out so good that I used to prepare this often to help my mom whenever we had guests at home. It tasted so good that I got so much appreciation from everyone at home.

Maida/ All purpose Flour - 2 cups
Onion - 1/2 of a small chopped fine
Green chillies - 3 chopped fine
Curry leaves - few chopped
Carrot - 1 grated
Cabbage -1/2 cup grated
Potato -1 small grated ( grate it last or it will turn brown)
Ginger - one inch piece grated
Salt as needed
Butter or any other fat - 1 1/2 tbsp
Oil for deep frying


In a bowl take maida, to it add salt chopped onions, green chillies,melted butter and curry leaves. Mix well with hands. Next add grated ginger and all the grated vegetables ( first drain of the water or squeeze ). No need to add additional water as the water from the vegetables itself will be more than enough, add only if required or use the squeezed out water. The consistency should be like a thick dough of dropping consistency.


In a kadai heat oil for frying. Just drop the pakodas little by little ( use both hands to pull and add to the oil) and deep fry till nice golden brown. This pakoda will be crispier for a longer time.
Adding ginger gives a very good flavor when frying and make sure you add butter or it will be very crispy that you can find it hard to bite.





26 comments/Reactions:

munchcrunchandsuch said...

nice evening snack..bring it on.

Pooja said...

Looks so delicious! Makes it a wonderful tea time snack!

Mangala Bhat said...

Thanks for the another snack item ..Looks soo crunchy :)

Sanghi said...

Yummy snack padma.. love it!

Gita said...

Delicious pakoda Padma...adding maida is very new to me...they must have tasted crsipy and yummy :)

doggybloggy said...

I love pakora and this looks so good I wish I could make it the same way.

Padma said...

Thanks a lot for comments :)
@ Shubha .. you are most welcome dear
@ Pooja...that's true it's a good snack with tea
@ Mangala - sure it is so crunchy that you will love it
@ Sanghi ...thanks dear- just checked ur new event will sure participate
@ Gita - the twist here is maida - stays crispy for a longer period but have to definitely use butter or oil
@ doggybloggy thanks so much for dropping by and leaving ur comments :)

Preety said...

pakoras looks so crispy..love them on any rainy day..or everyday:)

Prathibha said...

They r very crispy..Nice medley of veggies padma..

rekhas kitchen said...

I never tried pakoda with maida but one of my aunt use to make this and they taste awesome yours looks so crysp and yummy padma.

Doloncookbook said...

All time favoutite snack ... Ur pakodas makes me hungry ...Yummy

Padma said...

Thank you Preety, Prathibha, Rekha and Dolon :)

Parita said...

I am pakoda girl, can have them anytime, simple love these, adding veggies is a nice idea, feel like grabbing the plate :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Pakoda looks very crispy and nice ..never tried making them with maida .....perfect for an evening snack with coffee:)

DEESHA said...

nice pakodas .. very yummy

lissie said...

vegetable pakoras look so crispy and yummy! you have a very nice blog!

Padma said...

Thanks Parita, Sushma and Deesha :)
Thanks Lissie for dropping by and leaving ur comments :)

Preeti Singh said...

Padma, vegi pakoras looks so crispy and yummy...it raining here, I love enjoying rain with pakoras or roasted corn (but sitting in side home :) )

Priya said...

Am ready to munch it..prefect for snacks!

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy crunchy snack dear..i too have posted it long back...please do check it

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely snak..looks yummy and perfect :)

Kalaivani said...

Never tried only with maida flour.Gr8 snack.
will try it for some time.

Ann said...

great snack for anytime and lovely idea to include veggies padma, It loks so crispy and yumm! I love your new layout too.

ARUNA said...

wow these go so well with a hot cup of masala tea!!!!

Divya Vikram said...

Looks crunchy and delicious!

kittymatti said...

Ahaaa!!! Super Padma.. I am also planning to make pakodas this week... I liked yr recipe...maida is a lovely idea!

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