After a long and tiring week filled with assignments and meetings, the arrival of the weekend is what we look forward to the most. We finally get the time to relax and indulge in all our cravings. If you have been looking for a refreshing, chatpata snack to make for the evening, then this pani pakoda is the ideal treat for you. Pani pakoda is a spongy and juicy dish that shall remind you of pani puri, pakoda and vada at the same time. Soft pakodas are soaked in a chatpata pani to make this mouth-watering dish. Thanks to You-Tube based food blogger 'Cook With Parul', we have found a recipe video that shall help you recreate this dish at home.
Pani Pakoda Recipe: How To Make Pani Phulke Pakoda At Home
For the pani of the pani pakoda, take water in a bowl, it can be cold or room temperature. Add green chutney, imli water, salt, black salt, cumin powder, chaat masala, hing, red chilli powder, red chilli flakes, chopped mint leaves, chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice and sugar. Mix this well and your chatpata pani is ready.
Now for the light and spongy pakodas - In a bowl, add besan, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and water. Whisk this batter till it is thick and smooth, let it rest. Heat oil in a kadhai. Whisk the batter smooth one more time, add tiny dollops of the batter in the hot oil. These dollops shall inflate in size while frying. Remove them once they are light golden.
Next, dip the pakodas in cold water for 30-40 seconds, and squeeze them lightly while removing. This step makes the pakoda spongier and absorbent. Place the pakodas in the chatpata pani and the dish is ready.
Watch the step-by-step recipe video of Pani Pakoda below:
Sounds easy, right?! Make these juicy and delicious pani pakodas and amaze your family with your culinary skills. Do tell us in the comments section how you liked it!