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Kadhi Pakora

Kadhi pakora is a very famous dish of South Asian subcontinent specially among vegetarian community. Gram flour dumplings, dipped  in yogurt sauce with some nice aroma of curry leaves…….

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Ingredients:

FOR KADHI

  • 2 cups yogurt (old and sour yogurt)
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • 3 ltr. Water
  • Some salt
  • Some turmeric
  • Some red chilli powder

FOR TEMPERING

  • 1 scoop of desi ghee
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 20 – 30 curry leaves

FOR PAKORA

  • 2 cups gram flour
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • Some water for making normal consistency batter
  • 2 potatoes sliced
  • 1 eggplant (small size) sliced
  • 2 green chillies sliced
  • 4 tbspns coriander (chopped)
  • 4 – 8 mushrooms sliced (optional)
  • Some sliced capsicum (sliced)
  • Paneer (optional)
  • 1 onion sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • Some red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • Some coriander seeds
  • Oil for frying (1500 mL)

Procedure:

-For pakoras, mix everything (except oil) in a mixing bowl and mix well. Keep aside for 10 minutes. Heat oil and fry pakoras in it.

-For Kadhi, put everything in a blender and mix well.

-Pour this mixture in a deep pan and let it boil for like 30 minutes on medium heat.

-For tempering, heat oil and and ghee in a frying pan and fry everything else in it. When the tomatoes are done add this mixture to the boiling Kadhi and mix.

-Remove from heat.

-Now dip fried pakoras into it and garnish with some coriander. Serve hot with boiled rice or roti.

Stuffed Mushrooms (Mushroom Pakora)

Stuffed Mushrooms (Mushroom Pakora) is my own recipe, Mushroom is one of the best sources of protein and this is the best recipe to consume mushrooms in the Month of Ramadan ….

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Ingredients:

  • 1 kg Whole button mushrooms
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 cup besan
  • Salt and red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • 3 tbspns Chopped green chilllies
  • 1 tbspns chopped coriander
  • ½ tspn coriander
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • ½ tspn baking powder
  • Some water ( ¼ to ½ cup Luke warm water)

FOR FILLING

  • 1 bunch mint
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander
  • 1 green chilli/ 4 green chillies
  • Some salt

Procedure:

FOR FILLING

-Combine all the ingredients given for filling in mortar and pestle and make a chutney sort of mixture.

FOR PAKORAS

-Combine flour and spices in a mixing bowl and make a nice, smooth batter by adding water gradually.

-Now add chilllies and coriander. Mix well.

-Heat oil to 190 degrees Celsius.

-Take out the stem of button mushroom and fill that hole with some mint coriander filling, dip it carefully in the batter and fry until its golden brown.

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-Repeat the same with others and serve hot.

Fish Pakora (Recipe 1)

Fish Pakora is another wonderful recipe of Pakistan which is popular in home cooking during the Month of Ramadan. This pakora is not available on streets and stalls, people make them at home or some posh restaurants have them on their menu card. If you want to enjoy the best taste of Fish pakora, make it at home with fresh fish and fresh herbs and spices and I am sure you are going to love this recipe …..

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Ingredients:

  • ½ kg fish (Diced)(Rohu/snapper/hoki/sole)
  • 1 ½ cup besan (gram flour)
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn cracked black pepper
  •  1 tbspns chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tbspns chopped coriander
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 1 tspn cracked dry coriander
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Some water for smooth batter ( ½ to ¾ cup)

Procedure:

-In a mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients (besan and baking powder) and spices and mix well.

-Gradually add water and make a smooth, lump free batter. Now the consistency of the batter should not be runny like water or thick like dough. Make it in between, something which is easy to handle.

-Now stir in chopped herbs and chilllies.

-Add fish chunks in this mixture and keep aside for 20 minutes.

-Heat oil to 190 degrees Celsius and put each chunk separately in hot oil for frying. Make sure your fish chunks do not overlap each other.

-When they look brown and cooked take them out on an absorbent paper and serve hot with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.

Chicken Pakora

Chicken pakora is my mum’s delicacy, she is a wonderful cook and this is a wonderful recipe invented by her for the Month of Ramadan. In our family, all women have some specialties for Ramadan, like my Aunt makes the best Vegetable Pakoras, My grandma makes the best Fruit chaat, I am best at everything and my mum is Chicken pakora guru……. so here is one of the delicacies of my family…… its easy and quick and you can impress your friends and family in just 45 minutes with this wonderful and new recipe…….. but plzzzz dont tell anyone that I am leaking out my family secrets……… LOL………..enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken breast boiled
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tspn paprika
  • 1 tspn black pepper
  • 2 tbspns corn flour
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • ¼ cup chopped green chilllies
  • Some water to make the batter
  • Oil for deep frying

Procedure:

-Mash the chicken breast with a fork.

-Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and add mashed chicken.

-Now gradually add water to make a lump free normal consistency batter. Add spring onion/scallion and green chilllies.

-Mix well.

-Keep it aside for 20 – 30 minutes.

-You can add grated cottage cheese/ grated ricotta cheese or mushrooms to it if you want to.

-Heat oil to 180 degrees Celsius.

-Add spoon full of batter and fry. Make sure you leave some distance between the pakoras.

-When they are crispy brown, take them out on an absorbent paper and serve hot with cheese sauce or chilli garlic sauce.

Mixed Vegetable Pakoras

Mixed vegetable pakora is my own recipe. Its a very easy and less time consuming recipe…..

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup besan (gram flour)
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • ½ cup sliced aubergine/ eggplant
  • 1 green chilli sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped green coriander
  • 4 button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 potato thinly sliced
  • ½ cup paneer (small cubes)
  • Little spinach leaved chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced capsicum
  • ¼ cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1 tbspn coriander mint chutney
  • Some salt
  • 1 ½ tspn red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • 1 tbspn dry coriander
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tbspn fenugreek leaves
  • 1 onion sliced
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Some water for batter (around ½ – ¾ cup)

Procedure:

-Sift besan and baking powder.

-Slice all vegetables and put them in a mixing bowl.

-Add all spices and sifted besan.

-Add all spices and mix well all the dry ingredients with vegetables.

-Gradually add water and mix with your hands.

-Make a lump free mixture with vegetables.

-Keep aside for 30 minutes.

-Heat oil and add spoon full of batter in it. Keep them away from each other.

-When they are brown, take them out on an absorbent paper and serve hot with tamarind sauce and mint coriander chutney.

Outcome:

Tasty mixed vegetable pakoras are ready to serve.

Serving:

Serves 6.

Aalu Pakoras

Aalu Pakoras are lovely and one of the Famous street Foods of South Asia, do try them and let me know your remarks …

Ingredients:

  • 2 potatoes sliced thinly
  • 2 cups gram Flour
  • ¾ cup water
  • Some salt
  • Some red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • 1 tbspn cracked dry coriander
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 2 green chillies sliced
  • Oil For Frying

Procedure:

-Combine all the ingredients except oil in a bowl and make Fine mixture.

-Keep aside For 20 – 30 minutes and heat oil.

-Take 1 tbspn of this mixture and deep Fry

-Take out on an absorbent paper and serve immediately.

Outcome:

Tasty aalu pakore are ready to be served.

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Tips:

-Avoid lumps and do not make thin mixture.

-Adjust salt and pepper according to your will.

Servings:

This will serve 3 -4 persons easily.