Serves:2 ; Preparation Time: 15min
I always have a special liking for appetisers/ snacks and So, I keep trying varieties of it. The aroma of the classy snacks takes me back to my lovely childhood days, where in I used to have these kind of hot crunchy snacks (of course made by mom), relaxedly sitting on a hanging chair tied to a branch of a huge tree ; enjoying the scenic beauty. 🙂 Guess there would be one or the other similar & equally enjoyable phase in everyone’s life. I am quite sure that viewers might now get the flashes of their own childhood memories.
Talking about the recipe, Green peas are seasonal, but frozen peas are available through out the year. I prefer the fresh ones that have a sweet taste. This recipe was made with frozen peas. Being a little health conscious, I also used curry leaves as it is known to promote hair growth. Not only in this recipe I have used curry leaves, but I add it in my everyday meal.
Green Peas Pakora is a fried snack. I usually make fried snacks thrice a month, as fried foods are to be consumed limitedly.
- Green peas (Frozen / fresh) – 1 cup
- Curry leaves – 1/2 cup
- Semolina (Bombay Rava) – 3 tablespoon
- Gram flour (Besan) – 1/2 cup
- Cumin seeds (jeera) – 1 teaspoon
- Dry red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
- Asafoetida (Hing) – 1 pinch
- Salt – as per taste
- Oil – for deep frying
- Take a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except oil. Mix well to make a dough by adding required amount of water. The dough must be soft like the one you make for rotis/ chapattis.
- Once the dough is ready, divide it into equal portions and shape them into a 3 inch sized ball. DO NOT make big sized ones, because the inner layer would remain uncooked when fried.
- Heat a deep bottomed pan with oil, on a medium-low flame. Once the oil is hot, fry the green peas mixture balls. Fry them on a low flame, so that it is cooked well inside. Wait until the balls turn to a golden brown texture. Take them onto a tissue paper to drain off the excess oil. Similarly fry all the prepared green peas balls.
- Serve them hot with tomato ketchup / any preferred side dish like chutneys, mayonnaise, cheesy dip, etc.
Hope you have enjoyed reading & trying this simple snack. It is now time to experiment !!! start trying with any other veggies, you would like in your Pakoda.