Monday, July 09, 2012

Bhajji : Pakodas : Indian Fritters

Monsoon is here and so are the Rainy special treats. As soon as the first rains washed the place, you get to see FB updates with bhajji-pakodas-fritters and a hot cup of tea.


It has become a tradition in our three plus year old household, first rains come in and The Foodie makes his favourite fritters. He prefers the potato ones but I do like the Onion ones too. So this mix bag of fritters make our rainy day Smile


You Need : IMG_0432

  • Onion : 1 Medium : chopped in thin strips
  • Potato : 1 medium : finely made into circular slices
  • Gram flour (Besan) : 5-6 tbsp.
  • Oil : 1 tbsp.
  • Fennel Seeds : 2-3 tsp.
  • Cumin Seeds :  1-2 tsp.
  • Coriander Leaves : finely chopped : fistful
  • Green chillies : finely chopped : 2-3 medium
  • Red chilli powder : ½ tsp.
  • Turmeric powder : ½ tsp.
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to make thick paste : about 4-5 tbsp.
  • Oil to deep fry

You Do:

  1. Mix everything in blue to make a thick paste.
  2. Heat oil for deep frying, in a Kadai.
  3. For Potatoes : take 3-4 slices at a time, cover with the besan paste and immediately slide in the oil. Use spoon, its easy and safe ;)                                                                                                                                                                      IMG_0439
  4. For Onion : mix all the thin slices with the paste. Take a spoonful each time and slide through the oil. Traditionally this is done with hands but I find it very risky to take your hands so close to heated oil, so prefer a spoon.                                                                                                                                                             IMG_0437
  5. Fry the fritter till golden from each side.
  6. Remove over to a tissue to soak out all the extra oil.


Done ! Server with a ketchup or green chutney.


  1. After my kanda bhaji stint, it is going to be babata bhaji this week. yay! monsoon, i love you

  2. I love bhajiyas urs looks super yummy!

  3. Our whole family favourite..Thanks for ur visit to my blog

  4. Love these crunchy golden goodies....

  5. I love these... crispy golden goodies

  6. This is a delicious snack. Perfect for such gloomy days :)

  7. Pakodas look yummy! Looking forward to your paneer/tofu & bell pepper recipe.

  8. just love these delicious pakodas in these monsoons..looks perfect n yumm

  9. Its raining here, feel like munching some rite now.

  10. Potato and onion pakoras are looks crunhcy and tempting. Perfect for mansoon with a cup of tea.

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  11. love yummy pakodas...looks so tempting and crunchy.....

  12. pakodas look v tempting, its very different from how I make , gonna try your version soon

  13. Thanks all for lovely comments ...


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