Sunday, December 22, 2013

Garlic, Ginger & Onion pakodas - When back to back movies is the plan

Think of a holiday and think of lounging on the couch with a good book, munching something and also mindlessly surfing the idiot box. If you are a movie buff like my hubby then you can be assured of a good stock of nice movies on DVD to enjoy. Precisely what we did the last weekend. Hubby and me decided to spend a good part of the sunday evening doing nothing but just huddling together and watching a movie or two. What good are watching movies without anything to snack on. Having that in mind hubby donned the apron and dished my favourite snack - the sizzling garlic,ginger & onion pakodas. 

I have to tell you what we ended up watching - 'The Internship' and yet another ok Tamil flick. Vince and Owen were so charming in the cool comedy film. We were thoroughly entertained. Adding to the magic was the yummy pakodas. Hubby dished out the pakodas and also waited patiently till I finished clicking the pics. 

The recipe is no rocket science - a breezy pantry-friendly munchie that is deep fried. It is ok to indulge in such snacks every once in a while and I say the weighing scales be damned ! 


  • Onion, Ginger,garlic {equal quantities of each} - 1 cup each (julienned)
  • Green Chilies - 1/4 cup (sliced)
  • Gram Flour(Chickpea Flour/Besan) - 1 1/2 cup
  • Rice Flour - 1/2 cup
  • Salt- to taste
  • Red Chilli  Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - if required
  • Oil - for deep frying

Here's How :-

Tip in the julienned onion,garlic,ginger and the green chillies in to a wide bowl. Add the flours along with the spices mentioned and mix well. Add salt to taste. Now sprinkle water if required to bind. In the meanwhile heat oil in a thick bottomed kadai. Sprinkle the mixture into the oil and fry till golden brown. Serve hot with a hot cuppa.

Enjoy !


  1. Lovely and crispy looking pakoras. My idea of a perfect evening snack.

  2. yummy crispy pakodas... just like u say, perfect for a cinema break with a cup of hot chai...

  3. What a coincidence! I too saw The Internship over the weekend! I also watched Identity Thief and Silver Linings Playbook. Love your prep pix with the purple onions!

  4. Lovely and flavorful pakora.. looks great!!

  5. Wonderful post and the recipe looks amazing.Thanks for sharing such valuable post.