Monsoon is here and our craving for all things decadent are on an all-time high. We just love indulging in pakodas and samosas while enjoying the pitter-patter on the windowpanes. But the amount of oil we consume (along with the pakodas) becomes hazardous for health. Excess oil consumption brings along excess calories and trans-fat, leading to several lifestyle issues including obesity, diabetes etc. Does that mean we give up on our cravings?! Not at all! Instead, we can always find ways out to consume less oil. That's right. We have come across some quick tips that will help you fry pakodas in less oil. Let's take a look.
How To Fry Less Oily Pakodas - 5 Quick Tips:
#Cooking Tip 1:
The secret to cooking pakodas in less oil lies in the oil. You heard us. The oil needs to be on medium heat. Excess heat will burn the pakodas and low heat will lead to excess oil absorption. So, keep a check on the oil before frying the pakodas.
#Cooking Tip 2:
After frying, soak the excess oil will a tissue paper before serving the pakodas. In fact, after frying, transfer the pakodas on a plate covered with tissue paper or kitchen towel.
#Cooking Tip 3:
Air fryer is always an option. Use an air fryer to prepare your fried foods, using bare minimum or no oil.
#Cooking Tip 4:
Add some salt to the oil before frying the pakodas. This will help absorb less oil in the pakodas.
#Cooking Tip 5:
You can also use a paniyaram pan to fry the pakodas. It can be an easy way to cut down excess oil usage.
Here're 5 Pakoda Recipes For Monsoon Indulgence:
Now that you have these amazing tips handy, we suggest, rush to the kitchen and fry some yummy pakodas for yourself and the family. And to help you do that, we have listed some amazing recipes here:
Our all-time favourite, bread pakoda makes for perfect snack to have anytime of the day. All you need to do is, make a yummy filling, stuff between two breads, dip the sandwich in besan batter and deep fry. Click here for the recipe.
We love rajma; right? How about making delicious pakodas with it. Mash rajma with spices, bread crumbs etc, roll into balls and deep fry. Serve hot with tomato ketchup and mint chutney. Click here for the recipe.
A Rajasthani delicacy, green chillies are stuffed with potato filling, dipped in batter and fried to perfection. Pair it with masala chai and enjoy while enjoying rain. Click here for the recipe.
Paneer is versatile to the core. You can literally make anything and everything with this amazing veg ingredient. Here we have a delicious paneed pakoda recipe that will add on to the vibe of the season. Click here for recipe.
Kheere Ke Pakoda:
Have we ever thought of making pakoda with cucumber (kheera)? You heard us. We have found an amazing recipe that will help you make delicious kheere ki pakoda for monsoon indulgence. Besides, it can also be a great option to enjoy during vrat. Click here for recipe.
Now, what are you waiting for? Try these recipes and make monsoon a delicious affair for all!
About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.