Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cauliflower Leaves Pakoda

When its rainy or cold outside, we loved to have some deep fried fritters with a cup of hot tea for our snacks, we had a rainy weekend here, so myself and my hubby were searching something as deep fried fritters for our snacks.. Saturday i picked two cauliflowers with their young leaves,back home i cleaned those leaves and arranged them in fridge thinking to make out something instead of throwing them..I can definitely say that certain events pull us to think more than our creativity and Nithu's recent event was one among those event which brings out our capacity of creating new dishes beyond the usual..Coming to these pakodas, i finally decided to make out  pakodas with those tender cauliflower leaves with besan flour and rice flour without onions, these leaves pakodas turned out prefectly and we enjoyed having this crispies for our snacks with a cup of hot tea...

Cauliflower Leaves Pakodas

2cups Cauliflower leaves (chopped)
1cup Rice flour
3/4cup Gram flour
1tbsp Fennel seeds (crushed)
1/2tsp Baking soda
1tsp Garam masala powder
1tsp Ginger (crushed)
4nos Garlic cloves (crushed)
Salt
Oil for deep frying

In a mixing bowl, add the chopped cauliflower leaves, crushed fennel seeds, baking soda, garam masala powder, crushed ginger, crushed garlic cloves, rice flour and gram flour with salt, springle some water and turn them as stiff batter( take care not to add more water, else the pakodas will turn soggy)..

Heat the oil for deep frying, take enough pakoda batter, springle them to the hot oil, fry them in small batches until they turn golden brown, drain the excess of oil with a paper towel..

Enjoy hot with a cup of tea..

47 comments:

  1. WOW..you are just awesome...love each n every recipes of yours..so innovative n delicious...pakora looks yum!

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  2. thats a good idea of using califlower leaves..the califlower leaves pakoda looks delicious

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  3. OMG! They look so crispy!! I always throw the Gobi leaves although I don't get more than 5-6 leaves stuck on Gobi usually. Great entry for both.

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  4. Hmm thats true yaar...im thinking the same way aftr that event announcement of Nithu...really very good thought....u have made it very perfect as if made by the main course of the veggie/..but its a gr8 one...

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  5. even I use cauliflower leaves for fritters.. loved your spicy version :)

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  6. wow ...Priya each and every dish of yours is having a great twist and very innovative... will try this soon ...thanks for letting us know a new recipe.

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  7. using cauliflower leaves is a gr8 idea...fritters are very tempting ...i will also try

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  8. I am so digging this salad! I love that pakoda! Give me that and I will find myself a cozy corner with a cuppa to enjoy!

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  9. WOW..you are just awesome...love each n every recipes of yours..so innovative n delicious...pakora looks yum!

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  10. What a great looking fritter, lovely idea to use cauliflower leaves, as usually we throw them away.

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  11. cauliflower leaves...... interesting!
    looks very crispy!

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  12. Nice pakoda with cauliflower leaves priya.

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  13. That's a gr8 idea ..
    Pakodas look yummy.
    Well done!

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  14. Using cauliflower leaves for pakoda ... really a good idea and luks crispy too

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  15. Priya you are full ideas !!! After Nithu's event announcement everyone is thinking too much..Looks so crispy..Yesterday we had craving for something fried and crispy and ended up making bhaji..

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  16. Dear, pakodas look crisp and yum..very innovative..thanks for sending it to my event..

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  17. Lovely and delectable!yummy priya!

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  18. I cannot resist pakoras of any kind!! I love your addition of fennel seeds, I'm sure they're delicious :)

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  19. Pakodas with cauliflower leaves??? Thats so very creative, Priya..

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  20. Wow Oriya very crispy and so innovative ...looks so inviting

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  21. I just want to catch all of that falling pakoda...and anything I catch, are mine to eat!

    Looks fabulous!

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  22. wow wat a cripy pakoda...very unique recipe.yummy.

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  23. I think once I take a bite, it's very hard to stop munching on this crunchy cauliflower.

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  24. wow priya another innovative! looks delicious

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  25. Innovative idea..crispy pakodas..beautiful clicks also

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  26. Priya you are so innovative dear!!! Pakodas look very crispy and unique snack :-)

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  27. they are always liked :) wonderful pic.. i will try adding fennel seeds next time

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  28. great idea Priya...pakodas look crispy. beautiful

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  29. Awesome idea ! Never thought of using those greens.. and perfect for the event.

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  30. Cauliflower leaves in pakoda is real innovation Priya!!Awesome !!

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  31. Hi Priya, another innovative dish from your kitchen..kudos to you..

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  32. interesting recipe you got there! yumyumyum!

    jen from www.passion4food.ca

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  33. Wow!! That's a great idea!! Looks perfect

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  34. Wow very Innovative,looks very crispy n yummy!!!

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  35. perfect crispy snack dear...Hats off to your innovative food ideas.

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  36. Brilliant idea! I usually cook the brocoli leaves, but never thought of the cauliflower ones. These look yum!!

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  37. Wow!!! Cauliflower leaves pakoda looks great! I love your creative recipes, Priya :-)

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  38. These pakodas are lovely! I wonder how it tastes!

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  39. pakodas with cauliflower leaves very innovative...looks crispy & super..nice idea!!

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  40. Perfect snack anytime Priya.Excellent.Never tried cauliflower leaves.

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  41. I never thought you could use cauliflower leaves in this way.Very innovative.

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  42. Priya, I made these pakodas s/day night ...it came out so crispy and we all enjoyed it ...Thanks a lot for the recipe..

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