Pakoda or Pakora is an all time favourite snack of India.There are many varieties of pakodas sold in the streets of India.
Considered a street food there are amazing vegetarian and non vegetarian combinations of pakodas.
Today’s crunchy food recipe is one with chicken,cashewnuts and mint leaves.You can add peanuts to replace cashew.
Curry leaves can be used instead of mint,so go ahead with your favourite combinations and try this appetiser/snack.
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250 gm of chicken cut into thin strips
1 cup gram flour
1/4 cup rice flour
2 tsp hot butter/ghee/oil
3 cloves garlic chopped fine
1/4 cup broken cashew nuts/peanuts
2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp.turmeric powder (optional)
2 chopped green chillies
1 big onion chopped fine
1 tsp saunf(perumjeeragam)
few mint/curry leaves
salt to taste
oil for frying
Mix all the ingredients by only sprinkling water .The mixture should be crumbly (not like a batter).
The correct texture will be when you are able to hold the mixture with you fingers.Minimal water will add to the
Drop tiny portions in hot oil, and fry till golden brown.
Tip: If you want the crunchiness to stay longer ..half fry ,remove and fry till it’s golden brown.