After accompanying my daughter playing at snow, i really needed some thing to warm up myself. As we don't have the habit of drinking coffee or tea, I dint have any choice other than preparing some hot and spicy snack.
Today when i started preparing the pakodas, my daughter sat next to me and started asking, what snack i am going to make and whether it is junk or healthy.Now a days she is much conscious about junk foods, as her teacher taught about the healthy food vs junk food at her Pre-K class. If I give any fried snacks she used to ask me, "why are you giving me Junk food" :)
So i explained her about the grains and how essential they are in our health. After so many questions,at last she got convinced that "Ragi pakoda" is not a junk food.
ragi flour - 1 and 1/2 cups
Onion - 1 small
green chilies - 2
jeera - 1 tea spoon
Perungayam /hing - a pinch
salt - as per taste
curry leaves - a few
Oil- to fry pakodas
1. Cut onion, green chilies and curry leaves into small pieces.
2. .Add onions and chilies with ragi flour and mix well.
3. Mix salt, hing and jeera with 1/4 cup of water and add this in flour little by little and mix well with hands.you may need another 2 or 3 spoons of water to have a soft dough.
4. When the dough is blended well, and able to pinch without breaking, then it is ready to fry.
5. Heat oil in kadai, and fry the pakodas.
6.Drain in tissue and Serve with your favorite hot beverage or enjoy as it is.
1.Do not add more water while making the dough, which will observe more oil then.
2. While frying, if you feel the dough is getting dried, just wet your hand and mix the dough before you fry the next, do not spray water in it.
3.Just pinch a small portion of dough and fry it. do not press too much.
4. The more onions you add, you likely get more taste.
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