Friday, June 8, 2012

Baked Pakoras...

Yesterday only got to know that it has started raining heavily in mumbai from also saw many status updates on facebook about all were very tired of scorching heat all were thoroughly welcoming rainyseason...Finally Monsoon marked beginning in India....Here in USA even though we are not able to enjoy rain like mumbai...I deceided I will dream that its raining heavily here and we are enjoying pakoras watching rain from patio along with garama garam chai.Indeed pakoras/bajes are really enjoyable in rainyseason...but this time I made baked pakodas....

I was first introduced to this dish when my hubby's friend in camden tried them and got us some for tasting.... We have a lot of bachelors staying nearby here at brookside, and I must say that some of them are really great cooks..good chefs...they all cook amazingly good. I have seen them baking cakes from scratch, trying different cuisines, desserts, vegetables after coming from office. In fact, all of us out here are learning to cook and when something turns out good, we send out a portion for sampling and feedback:-) Anyways, I was intrigued when our friend made these pakoras and was waiting to try them out. You can really make pakoras with anything – onion, potato, cabbage, apples, chilles...and so on.

This is my contribution to Resh's guest hosting-Bake Fest of vardhini...lovely event dear...Baking immediately reminds us about cakes and biscuits....but this time I thought that I have done lot many cakes and will try my hands on something else and hence tried baked pakoras and too its surprise they tasted very good and hence deceided to post for this event.

These Baked pakoras-new concept for me.. are extremely tasty and serve as a good evening snack or a wonderful starter in a full course meal.

Here’s the recipe:


Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped capsicum-1/2
garam masala as per your taste.
salt again as per your taste
oil -1 tsp
Maida-3 tbsp
Wheat flour-3 tbsp
Besan-3 tbsp.
Baking soda-1 tsp
Baking powder-1 tsp
Red chilli powder-1 tsp
yogurt-1/3 rd cup
milk-1/2 cup

1.Heat oil in a pan.
2.Add chopped onions,capsicum,garam masala and salt to it.
3.Cook for 4-5 mins.
4.Take maida,besan,wheat flour in another bowl.
5.To the above flours add baking soda,baking powder,red chilli powder and salt.
6.Mix everything together nicely.
7.Add yogurt and milk as required.
8.Knead dough nicely.
9.With spoon drop dough on cookie consistency of dough should be same as you do while making cookies.
10.Spray cooking oil on it and place it in oven at 350 degrees.
11.Cook till golden brown
12.Serve hot with chutney or sauce of your choice.

1 comment:

  1. Good way to avoid possible calories!
    Will give it a try ...