Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Kaju Pakoda (Hyderabadi style)

In Hyderabad we get kaju pakoda (we call it pakodi) in sweet and savory shops.
I don’t know if this kind of pakoda is sold somewhere else; if any one know about this, let me know.
We love this pakoda; it has that crispy and nutty taste, it smells awesome. I tried to make this recipe on my own, after through examining the pakoda by its look and guess what I was sucessful:)
So here is the recipe to share with you all

1/2 cup Kaju (Broken Kind)(Cashews)
2 tbsp besen (Gram flour)
1 tsp rice flour
1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp finely chopped mint
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
3 green chilies chopped
2/3 strands of curry patha finely chopped (Curry Leaves)
1 tsp jeera
2 tsp red chili pwd
1 tsp Dhania crushed corsely
1 tsp baking soda
Salt according to taste
Oil for deep-frying

1. Mix all the ingredients except oil.
2. Take 11/2 tbsps of warm oil and add to the above mixture.
3. Now the mixture looks dry and lumpy, mix it thoroughly.
4. Take some warm water; now add it to the above mixture, spoon by spoon to make a dough thicker than a chappthy dough, as if it looks crumbly.
5.Heat oil in a kadai (deep frying pan); drop the besen mixture (uneven shapes) take a big lump in the hand and with the help of fingers drop little by little in the hot oil for deep-frying.
6.Fry it on medium flame till light golden brown.
7. Cool it and store it in an airtight container.
8. May last up to 10 days

Note:Photo courtesy hyderabadi gifts



Blogger Lakshmi Krishnan said...

Wow that's a great recipe. I love kaju pakodi and usually buy it from Pulla Reddy Sweets when I go to India. Now I will make it at home. Thanks so much.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Lakshmi Krishnan said...

Hi Lavanya

I could not wait to try out your recipe. It came out well. I have posted a picture on my blog with a link to your blog for the recipe.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Hyderabadi's said...

Thanks Lakshmi for visiting my site. You will get almost the same taste that you from pr stores...

12:41 PM  
Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

What a wonderful snack girl! I came here after drooling over at it from Lakshmi's!! Thank you and have a wonderful weekend:))

2:03 PM  
Blogger Lakshmi said...

mouthwatering snack, just wanna have those.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Asha said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Hyderabadi.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Vini K said...

Hello Hyderabadi!you have a nce blog here.Thanks for visiting mine,else I wouldn't have known you.great recipe for kaju pakoras.Will try it.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Mythreyee said...

I want to try this. How spicy it should be? or It is up to our taste? thanks for sharing the recipe.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Hyderabadiz said...

Phir bhi dil hai hyderabadi
Nice blog.
Keep up the good work.
Visit our new web 2.0 blog, and leave your comments, pl.

1:26 PM  

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