Its raining in London from the past 4 days, and nothing tastes better than Pakodas (Onion Bhaji) and masala chai (tea) accompanied by lovely music and a good book to read. In Mumbai, I used to go up on the terrace of my apartment, with a book and my Ipod sit inside a shed made on the terrace and enjoy the rain munching yummy hot onion pakodas and sipping tea prepared by my mother. Onion Bhaji is UK's favourite starter and is easily available on the shelves of all super markets.
1 Cup of Besan (Bengal Gram flour)
2 Chopped Onions
2 Chopped Green chillies
1 Teaspoon of Turmeric powder
1 Teaspoon of Red Chilly powder
1 Teaspoon of Coriander powder
1/2 Cup of chopped corianders
1 Teaspoon of Garam masala (Optional)
Pinch of soda-bicarbonate
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
1. Mix all the ingredients except oil and water.
2. Add little water and make a thick batter.
3. Heat oil in a deep vessel, and fry the pakodas.
4. Fry the pakodas from all the sides and remove the pakodas after draining them and place it on a tissue to soak the excess oil. Serve it with ketchup or any chutneys