On a rainy day... Chai with samosa ♪ Chai with pakora ♪

On a rainy day... Chai with samosa ♪ Chai with pakora ♪

Jun 29, 2023

In South Asian countries such as India and Pakistan, chai and samosas or pakora are standard on rainy days .
Chai recipe → [Masala Chai - spiced milk tea])
(Chai video → [Aromatic Masala Chai])

Samosa
is a very time -consuming process to make.Frozen Samosa* or Ambika Shop's fresh samosas are easy to make!
And this time, I'll introduce you to an easy pakora recipe !
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[Onion Pakora]
This is a type of pakora that is similar to tempura. It is also known as Onion Bhaji.
Ingredients
Onion...1 medium onion, sliced ​​into 3mm widths
Fresh coriander*…1-2 tablespoons of finely chopped
Besan flour)*…3 tablespoons
Turmeric powder*1/2 teaspoon
Coriander Powder*1 teaspoon
Chili powder*…1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Salt…1 teaspoon
Water…as needed 
Oil…appropriate amount for frying
*optionalCumin Hall*orAjwan seeds*orWhole Coriander*1/2 teaspoon!
*Instead of the whole spices listed aboveKasuri Methi*1 tablespoon is also recommended!
*If you want the batter to be crispier,rice flour*You can also add 1 tablespoon!
*It is also recommended to replace onions with leafy vegetables such as spinach or cabbage!

How to make
1. Put onion, powdered spices, salt,corianderAdd the * ingredients, mix well, and leave for 10 minutes (the onions will release some liquid, but leave it as is)
.Besan flour)*, Whole spices orKasuri Methi*Add (optional) and mix well. If it still feels powdery, add a little water.
3. Heat oil in a pan to about 180
. Take an easy-to-eat amount of the dough from step 2 and deep fry it in the pan, being careful not to splash the oil.
4. Once both sides are well fried, remove from the pan and drain the oil.
5. Add your favoriteChutney* and ketchup,Chat MasalaEnjoy with the ingredients listed above.

[Pakora (dough)]
These pakora are made by making dough, wrapping it around your favorite filling, and deep frying it in oil.

Besan flour)*…1 cup
Turmeric powder*1/2 teaspoon
Coriander Powder*1 teaspoon
Chili powder*…1/2 teaspoon (to taste)
Salt…1 teaspoon
Water…as much as you like (tempura batter or a little thicker)
Oil…as much as you like for frying
*To tasteCumin Hall*orAjwan seeds*orWhole Coriander*1/2 teaspoon!
*Instead of the whole spices listed aboveKasuri Methi*1 tablespoon is also recommended!
*If you want the batter to be crispier,rice flour*You can also add 2 tablespoons!


Pakora

How to make it
: ① Put all the ingredients except oil in a bowl and mix well.
 ※Add 1/2 cup of water first and adjust as you go.
Heat oil in a pan to about 180, dip the ingredients in the batter from into them and fry them.
Once both sides are well fried, remove from the pan and drain the oil.
④ Add the ingredients you like.Chutney* and ketchup,Chat MasalaEnjoy with *

*Please prepare your favorite ingredients! Potatoes sliced ​​into 5mm widths! Eggplant or zucchini cut into 1cm thickness! Try with other vegetables such as bell peppers, green chillies, paneer, cauliflower, bread with mashed potatoes (it will be bread pakora) etc.

pakora pakoda

The rainy season will continue for a while yet, but let's get ready for summer with a cup of chai and some samosas and pakoras!


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