Sunday, May 2, 2010

BAKED PAKODA

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This is one of the most mouth watering and delicious Indian snacks normally deep fried in oil until crispy. Made of besan (chickpeas flour) which is rich in protein, carbohydrates but gluten free. It is more flavorful thickener than wheat flour. The same flour is used to make bonda, pakora, papadum, bhaji and many more in Indian cooking. I too love to eat this but hesitant since it is fried. So tried the baked version, it turns out amazing minus the oil, we enjoyed having it with a cup of tea.


INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup besan (gram flour)
2 tablespoons rice flour
1 onion chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
2 tablespoons coriander leaves
salt to taste
water
oil to grease the pan

METHOD

* Preheat oven @ 190 C and grease the baking pan.

* Combine together wheat flour, besan, rice flour, onion, chili powder, oil, fennel, coriander leaves and salt in a mixing bowl.

* Gradually add water to form a thick dough.

* Drop a teaspoonful of dough onto baking pan.

* Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy your healthy snack with a cup of tea.

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37 comments:

Babli said...

Pakoda looks crispy, yummy and tempting. Perfect for snacks.

Kiran said...

Nice and healthy pakoda.

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Wonderful use of chick pea flour. Love the flavor profile. Cheers!

simply.food said...

Pakodas look healthy and delicious totally guilt free.Nice and crispy too.

Krishnaveni said...

sounds healthy and delicious

Divya Vikram said...

Baked pakodas sure look delicious and guilt free.

Jagruti said...

yummy and mouthwatering pakoda..and healthy too!!

divya said...

Yummy bread pakoda dear...looks very tempting..need to try this..

Yat Maria said...

Akak..ni macam jemput2 eh? dalam dia lembut or gaing? Yat tak pernah makan..gram flour tu apa kak?

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi dearie!!! I want some pakoda pls, looks yumm! ;)

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MaryMoh said...

These look so golden and delicious. I love that its baked. Would be so good with chili sauce to dip...mmmm. Thanks for sharing.

Sushma Mallya said...

Never thought of baking pakodas but what a great idea...just loved it as its come out so perfect & crispy though its baked..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, need to thank you as I was planning to try it and you already gave me the recipe :)

Please tell me the oven temp, please.

Cicily Antony said...

thanks for this one...bookmarking this page...i used to be very reluctant to make pakoras thinking of the deep friying and calories, eventho i jus love them...

Ramya said...

What a healthy way of making pakoda. Good recipe.

Priya said...

Wat a healthy pakodas, prefect for snacks, truly appetizing..

Fimère said...

une recette bien appétissante et très goûteuse, j'adore
bonne journée

Nitks said...

Healthy snacks... Looks delicious too...

kitchen queen said...

healthy and lovely pakodas.

Ramya said...

Baked pakoda looks yummy!!

shahana said...

Loved your healthy pakodas!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet comment...

Priya Mitharwal...do try this it's healthy and delicious no difference with the fried one. You could use 190 C but do watch them since it is easily browned, let me know after you have tried it....

Vinolia said...

I love pakodas too; this baked version is so much healthier than the usual fried version ( less oil consuming )must have been great for tea time!!!

Varunavi said...

Baked version is excellent idea.

Sridevi said...

Nice idea of baking delicious pakodas.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Nice attempt in making pakodas a oil free treat :) They look very good

PJ said...

I never thought that baked pakoras could turn out so delicious and crispy! looking at your picture can;t even tell if its baked or fried.. I have got to try this one now.

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

What a great recipe and unlike any I've tried before. Thanks so much for linking to Saturday Swap!!!

Treat and Trick said...

Kim @ Quit Eating Out....Thanks for hosting dear...

ohkeeka said...

These look amazing! We love Indian food, but somehow whenever I try to cook it on my own, it never turns out right. I love that you found a way to bake these instead of frying them--I bet they'd be really good with mango chutney. :)

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TexaGermaNadian said...

Yum! Looks delish. I have never had these, but they look worth trying :)
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ceodraiocht said...

Love that you bake this. Haven't tried them yet but the flavors look delightful. Thanks for sharing.

Treat and Trick said...

ohkeeka...Thanks for stopping by. Do come back again soon..

Grandma Bonnie...Thanks for visiting and joining in my site. Off to visit yours now..

TexaGermaNadian..Thanks for your lovely comment, hope you'll try them..

ceodraiocht...Thanks for hosting dear..

mimi said...

Besan flour is going on my grocery list! I can't wait to try your recipe.

Anonymous said...

Nice pakodas Healthy way of eating.
Can i avoid wheat flour in the above recipe ..as i have gluten problem.Can i add sooji in place of wheat flour.
reply please i wanna try this asap.

Riddhi

Treat and Trick said...

Hi Riddhi, you can use all besan flour for this recipe. Hope you'll give it a try and let me know the outcome..

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