Imagine you are sitting with your family in balcony with a cup of piping hot tea in your hand with soft mellow music in the background, and enjoying the downpour of rain - sounds heavenly, right? But isn't there something that is missing? Of course, pakode! As soon as the pleasant nip in the air along with the pitter-patter of raindrops starts to knock on the windows, all we want is a hot plate of pakodas to go with a cup of chai or coffee. These deep-fried Indian fritters are crunchy and crisp and are always associated with monsoons for the longest of time.
While we might swoon over greasy hot pakodas all day, there's no denying that they aren't a healthy snack to binge on. But what if you could gorge all your heart on pakodas without feeling guilty? Yes, it's true! In the times of instant food and when your favourite snack is just a tap away (thanks to food delivery apps), it is important to know how you can make tasty pakodas at home. Especially with kids, when it is too tough to feed them healthy veggies, snacks like pakodas come handy, so you can sneak any veggie of your choice in a flour batter and fry (read: air fry) them into scrumptious pakodas. Not just that, pakodas can be a delish snack at your next party as well, and who said they just need to be vegetarian, you can even stuff them up with your choice of meat and relish a great appetiser.
The best part about pakodas is definitely their simplicity and their easy recipe - no fancy ingredient or long hours of cooking is required, yet these yummy delights are supremely delicious that one can enjoy with family and friends. So, here is a nutritious, healthy and divine pakoda recipe, packed with the goodness of spinach and potato. Here is aloo palak ki bhaji recipe by famous chef and vlogger, Manjula Jain, cooked with gram flour, rice flour and green chillies along with a pakoda mix made of a host of spices like red chilli powder, mango powder, coriander powder, asafoetida and cumin. All the ingredients are mixed together for the batter with potato and spinach and fried in hot oil till crispy golden. You may air fry the pakodas to avoid deep frying.
Let's Look at Tips and Tricks To Make Perfect Pakodas This Monsoon:
1. Don't chop veggies such as spinach very fine or else the pakodas won't be crunchy.
2. Avoid any lumps in the batter while whisking the batter, since lumps can often create problems in the frying process.
3. Drain all the excess water from the veggies, since water and oil never compliments each other and the water might make the oil spill out in the process of frying.
4. The oil used for frying should be moderately hot.
Now, let's watch the recipe video of spinach and potato pakoda shared by Manjula Jain shared on her YouTube channel 'Manjula's Kitchen'. Let us know your experience in the comments section below.
Watch: Here Is The Spinach And Potato Pakoda Recipe:
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.