Pictures by DD.
Hope all of you who are residents in the USA had a good Thanksgiving. We are thankful for the life we have amidst all the problems that people in every part of the world are facing.
We had a thanksgiving lunch surrounded by friends and laughter and I am happy to report that there is not too much leftovers.
shaped dough ready for frying
As for the recipe if you have tasted Haldiram's mathri you know exactly what I am talking about. My friend's mom makes these delightful snacks with wheat flour similar in taste but called them pakodas. Unfortunately failed to get the recipe from her and yes that was very unlike me. I wanted to make some crunchies for friends who were visiting us and wanted to give this snack a try recreating the ingredients from the taste memory. The taste of success with murukkus gave courage this experiment. I am sure everyone is pretty aware of these facts,
On another note if you are interested in watching a Tamil movie, Unnai pol Oruvan is a good one. Great performances from Kamal Hasan, Mohan Lal and every other member of the cast. This is a remake of the Hindi movie A Wednesday.
Wheat flour pakodas
1. 3 Cups Wheat flour (chapati flour)
2. 1 Cup Rice Flour
3. 1 tbsp grated ginger
4. 3 tsp pepper powder
5. 1 tbsp red chili powder
6. 2 tsp cumin powder
7. 4 tsp cumin seeds
8. salt as required
9. Finely cut onion
10. 4 tbsp oil for making dough
11. Oil for deep frying
1. Mix ingredients from 1-8.
2. Add oil to the flour and mix it into the flour. Sprinkle water and make a pliable dough.
3. Roll out the dough just like you would chapati and cut into desired shapes (I did not do this), instead take out a bit of dough, make desired shapes and drop into the oil
4. Cook till golden brown and drain on paper towels.