December 10, 2012

Celebration Time with Vegetable Pakoda - My First and Second Giveaway Prize

Hi Friends,

Hope you all are doing good.... Sorry dears! Unable to do blogging frequently coz of my health issue and frequent travel all these days.. Now back to my regular activities and love to share my happiness with you all.. Won two giveaway prizes in my recent days.

Got my first giveaway gift long back from Shruti's " shruti rasoi " . It was a lovely, cute tupperware boxes and very useful. Thanks Shruti:)

And my second Giveaway gift is from Kavitha's " Foodomania ". Got my favourite Tarla Dalal
" Cooking under 10 minutes " Book.
Awesome book with lots of delicious recipes. Planning to try some recipes from that book and will post soon. Thanks Kavitha :)

And coming to today's post.....Vegetable Pakoda !!

Am not sure how many of you know about soaking the leftover cooked rice and serving it, the next day morning with a curd and salt. In olden days, people who works in field used to have this with raw small onions and green chillies or with some pickles. Very healthy and stomach filling breakfast which gives stamina for them to work the whole day in a field. And later people used to call this as Ice Briyani :) Funny Right... !!!
In our family, they used to serve this rice with Pakodas. Yummy and delicious combination....And sometimes we serve this with masal Vadai too. Couple of days back my mom soaked the leftover cooked rice to serve it for breakfast...Instead of preparing the regular pakodas, I tried this vegetable Pakodas to make it more healthy and filling. Hot Pakodas and curd rice is really a divine for me..Enjoyed my heavy breakfast :)

Ingredients :

1 Cup Besan Flour
1 Tbsp Rice Flour
1 Cup Onions, Finely chopped
1 Big Carrot, grated
1 Big Potato, grated
1/2 Cup Capsicum, Finely chopped
Handful of Pudina / Mint Leaves, Finely chopped
2 Green chillies, Finely chopped
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Method :

Measure one cup Besan Flour in a separate bowl and add rice flour.

Add finely chopped onions, grated carrots, grated potatoes, chopped capsicum and green chillies.

Now add the finely chopped Mint leaves and salt. Mix well.

Sprinkle water and mix the vegetable besan mixture. ( Do not add more water )

Heat oil in a pan for frying.
Add 1 Tbsp hot oil to the besan mixture and mix well in order to get the pakodas crispier.
Now take a mixture, make any shape and drop in hot oil.

Fry them in a medium flame and drain the excess oil using kitchen towel.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with Hot tea or coffee. This can also be served as sidedish for Rice Varieties.

Linking this recipe with Siri's " Celebrating First Anniversary - Giveaway "



  1. Wow congrats Priya, lucky girl you are :) And hope your health is better now :) Super crispy pakoras love to munch some with coffee :)
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  2. Congrats Priya for ur gifts... lovely gifts... Pakoda is yummy n crispy... my mom too love ice biryani much...

  3. congrats priya...pakoda is so crispy...perfect for tea...

  4. congrats priya lovely gifts , i planned to make this vegetable pakoda today.

  5. congrats sis.yummy pakodas.welcome back.

  6. Mouth watering here Priya... BTW, congo for all ur gifts.... Keep Rocking !!!

  7. these look so good :) great with a cup of coffee and take care of your health dear

  8. Congrats for ur win and crispy pakoda

  9. வாழ்த்துக்கள் ப்ரியா!!பக்கோடா அருமை...

  10. Congrats on ur win gal,keep on going..

    Crispy pakodas makes me drool.

  11. crispy pakoras,yummy..Congrats Priya on your prizes,wishing many more:)
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  12. Congrats priya...Yummy pakoras..

  13. How come I missed this one ?? I am glad that you liked my gift :-)
    Thanks for posting it :-)

  14. Hi Priya, I made this for taste and Create this evening and everyone at home loved it!