Friday, December 15, 2017

Aloo Methi Pakoda

These Gorgeous pakodas are absolutely melt in your mouth and with amazing flavour of methi it's Surely a burst of beautiful flavours in my mouth and  when I took the first bite these became my favourite too  ...Just couple of weeks back I did try my hands on these aloo pakoda had a bunch of methi leaves  lying in my pantry  so this was the idea which came up in my head and ....then what else can I say sipping hot cup of coffee these aloo pakoda vanished in no time my family absolutely gorged on these , this is actually 3rd time in a row I am making these yes on request and thought of sharing it with my readers too....:D ...Please don't forget to share in your feedback !


2-3 med sized potato (cut into thin roundels)

large pinch of ajwain 

1/2 cup gramflour 

2 tbsp fine riceflour 

1 tsp hot oil 

1/4 cup methi leaves (washed and finely chopped)

1/2 tsp Red chilli powder

1/4 tsp haldi (turmeric Powder)

salt to taste 

oil for deep frying these pakoda /fritters

  • Chop methi leaves finely and keep aside. In a bowl add in Gram flour, rice flour, ajwain, red chilli powder, haldi, salt  and give a good mix . Now add in enough water and whisk well such that you have a lump free batter which is free flowing , batter should be of medium consistency here (not too thick nor too thin).
  • Add in methi leaves and mix well.
  • Peel the potato and slice them into thin sized roundels and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil till the smoking point , take a spoonfull of this oil and pour on the batter this is to ensure that they come out crispy, now when the oil is heated up then simmer a bit dip these roundels in the batter and deep fry till golden brown.
  • Serve with Ketchup / Spicy Chutney and don't forget ur hot cup of tea or coffee with it one can beat this heavenly combo :D

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Kadgi chakko

I simply love kathal/ Raw Jackfruit / kadgi fries or even our traditional delicacy chakko which is made of tender Jackfruit ..yesterday was so happy to find one Local Indian store that I couldn't stop myself from buying this it was delicious and lovely :) . Here is the traditional way my mom makes this blogging for mine and my reader's reference :)


1 med sized tender Jackfruit (Remove the outer tough skin and cut the center pith and cut into med sized Chunks)

1 tbsp coriander seeds

1 tsp Urad dal

3/4 cup Freshly grated coconut

small pea size tamarind

5-6 Red chillies (Roasted in oil )

salt to taste

2 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

2 sprigs of curry leaves


  • Cut the tender Jackfruit with a knife (make sure you apply oil / coconut oil generously on the knife to avoid it getting sticky and messy ) .
  • Grease the cooker properly with oil then add in water and Pressure cook these tender Jackfruit for 1 whistle. Now discard the water, stain these cooked Jackfruit and mash it lightly with the help of your hands
  • Take a non stick pan add in 1 tbsp oil then add coriander seeds, urad dal and fry well on a low flame till you get a nice aroma and urad dal slightly start changing colour . Now transfer this fried spices in a mixer grinder and grind this along with red chillies, coconut, salt , tamarind to a fairly coarse paste adding little water .
  • In a mixing bowl add in these jackfruit put ground paste and mix well till all the jackfruit is evenly covered with this spice paste.
  • Take a non stick pan add in generous amount of oil add in mustard seeds when it starts poping at in curry leaves and this lightly mashed jackfruit mix and fry on med flame for about 4-5 mins .(There is no need of adding water here ) . Serve with Rice and dal.