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:

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like a great snack!!

Suman Singh said... Reply To This Comment

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

PranisKitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

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.

GayathriRaj said... Reply To This Comment

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...

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gayathri Anand said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

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!

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious!

divya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

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

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

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

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Nice pakoda with cauliflower leaves priya.

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Guna's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

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..

Nithu Bala said... Reply To This Comment

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

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and delectable!yummy priya!

Ameya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Yummy Team said... Reply To This Comment

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

sonu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mriganayani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Looks fabulous!

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Little Inbox said... Reply To This Comment

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

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Reply To This Comment

looks so yum and crispy!

Madhuri said... Reply To This Comment

wow priya another innovative! looks delicious

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative idea..crispy pakodas..beautiful clicks also

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sayali said... Reply To This Comment

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

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

great idea Priya...pakodas look crispy. beautiful

Kanchan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suma Rowjee said... Reply To This Comment

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

PS said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jenny said... Reply To This Comment

interesting recipe you got there! yumyumyum!

jen from www.passion4food.ca

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

looks perfect and crispy dear :-)

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ramya Manja said... Reply To This Comment

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

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

superb, enakkum konjam vendum

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

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

sweetartichoke said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rachana Kothari said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

These pakodas are lovely! I wonder how it tastes!

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

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

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

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

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

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

Gayathri Anand said... Reply To This Comment

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