Fritters & Pakoras Hors d'oeuvre / Appetizers

Idli Pakora Recipe

Idli Pakora is a simple and delicious option to put leftover Idlis to good use. The Pakora is nice and fluffy inside and crisp on the outside. It can be served with a mint chutney or with tomato ketchup. I love mine as is, as the batter has all the spices added to it.

Ingredients :

  • 6 Idlis
  • 100 gms Besan/Chickpea flour
  • 50 gms Rice flour
  • 2 green chillies
  • Hing/asafoetida as per taste
  • A large pinch of ajwain /caraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chilly powder
  • 1/2 onion
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt
  • Oil for frying the Pakora

Method :

Cut the Idli into bite sized pieces. Keep aside. Crush the green chillies coarsely. Chop the coriander leaves and onions fine and tip them into a bowl. Add the ajwain, chilly powder, salt and hing. Add the Besan and rice flour. Add a little water at a time to make a semi thick batter. Mix well and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil has reached the right temperature dip around five pieces of Idli into the batter. Drop them into the oil. Deep fry to a rich golden brown. Drain on tissue paper and serve hot with mint chutney or tomato ketchup.

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