Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Keerai Medhu Pakodas/Amaranth Leaves Soft Pakoras

You may surprised to see the name soft pakodas, yep we make two types of pakodas one is extremely crispy pakodas and the another one is soft pakodas. Soft pakodas aka medhu pakodas will have baking soda  in their pakoda batter while we add more rice flour but not baking soda in crispy pakoda's batter, apart from it you can add any veggies or greens in these both pakodas. Inspired by my mom's medhu pakodas,I tried my hands in making this medhu pakodas few days back, she usually prepare her pakodas just with onions and coriander leaves, but i prepared mine with finely chopped Amaranth leaves. Seriously kids wont mind having deep fried fritters with watever they are prepared.Obviously if my kids hate any veggies or greens, i'll try to feed them either by adding in pakoras or in vadas.

Coming to this pakoras, these green pakoras is my last post for this week's blogging marathon, pakoras are my favourite street foods, as a kid i always loved to munch these crispy beauties. Needless to say, these pakoras are my kids favourite too, since i chosed Kid's delight-street foods as this week's theme of blogging marathon am posting this crispy pakodas today.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#26.Sending to my own event Healthy Diet-Go green guest hosted by Amurta.



2cups Amaranth leaves or any greens (chopped finely)
1no Onion (big & chopped finely)
2tbsp Corn flour
1/4tsp Baking soda
1/2cup Gram flour
1tsp Ginger(grated)
1/4cup Rice flour
2nos Green chillies (chopped)
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
Chopped coriander leaves
Curry leaves
Salt
Oil for deep frying

Take the finely chopped amaranth leaves,chopped onions, cornflour, gram flour,baking soda, rice flour,grated ginger, chopped green chillies, fennel seeds,curry leaves and chopped coriander leaves with enough salt.

Mix everything well,springle some water and turn everything as a thick paste.

Heat oil for deep frying.

Make small balls from the thick paste, drop gently to the hot oil, fry until they turns crispy and golden brown.

Drain the excess of oil with a paper towel.

Enjoy hot with a cup of coffee..

56 comments:

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Superb street food recipe aka. Love the idea to make them soft :-)very inviting platter

Smitha Joga said... Reply To This Comment

my mom says adding amarnath leaves makes pakoras really crispy! thats where i learn this! yummy!

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

wow looks so delicious :) want it now aks .. parcel me some :)

ANU said... Reply To This Comment

yummy pakodas....

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Madhavi K said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy pakoda Priya. Would love to have some!

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy snack.. Don't scold me if I finish the while plate
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Sireesha Puppala said... Reply To This Comment

Oh yeah hubby told me the different kinds of pakoras soon after I came here;) look very soft

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

We just add mint, cilantro and curry leaves in medu pakodas! I love the green addition in batter!

Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

these vadas looks hot and delicious...

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Very tempting pakodas...feel like munching on some

anusha praveen said... Reply To This Comment

Its surprising that i ve never made pakodas till date. Will try this with spinach and let you know Priya!

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

so tempting, never made these at home, dont think we find it here, but will check out, liked the lemon wedge sitting the middle, makes the picture perfect

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

perfect with piping hot coffee!!! delicious!
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Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Real softy, healthy and everlikey pakodas...
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Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

Super yum snack...love it :)

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

Very yummy n looks very appetizing pakora aks... super...

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said... Reply To This Comment

crispy pakodas .............

Priya Elias said... Reply To This Comment

I love pakoras of any kind :) Must try out these Amaranth Leaves Pakoras :)

Princy Vinoth said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy Priya!pass them over for lunch :)

Sri Love said... Reply To This Comment

Woooosh!!!! Pakoras look super crispy and tempting dear sis! You know well how to make us hungry!!! Hehe ;)

Nabanita Das said... Reply To This Comment

yummy snacks Priya.. perfect combo with tea...

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

You give me any pakodas, I will not say no Priya..lovely pictures..

Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

never knew abt soft pakodas.. looks inviting..:)

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

tempting clicks,lovely soft pakoras

JEYASHRI SURESH said... Reply To This Comment

Very tempting pakodas, beautiful clicks

Divya Pramil said... Reply To This Comment

Superb one akkaa.. Mine is still in drafts :) Looks perfect..!! Enaku anupividunga :)

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy looking pakoras.. Ideal way to feed kids healthy stuff :)

Sowmya Madhavan said... Reply To This Comment

crispy and delicious

Food For Tots said... Reply To This Comment

They look very inviting!! No wonder it's a hit among your kids. ;)

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

love any kind of pakora - and so interesting to see soft ones

PT said... Reply To This Comment

superb pakoda sis :) beautiful clicks too..

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Super tempting medhu pakodas,make it often as a evening snack for my hubby but never tried it with keerai..addition of keerai makes it more colorful,will try it soon..

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Reminds me of the medhu pakodas that we get in Pondy, looks so tempting..

nayana said... Reply To This Comment

Feeling hungry looking at your yummy pakodas...........

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Pakoras looks perfect for tea.
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uma shankar said... Reply To This Comment

never heard of pakodas with keerai looks really tempting!

Vanamala Hebbar said... Reply To This Comment

looks crispy pakodas..never tried amaranth lvs pakoras will try it now..

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

I have made keerti Vadai. But this is new to me. Looks good

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

super pakodas sis and like the new header too :-)

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

ஆஹா மெதுபகோடா செய்து ரொம்ப நாளாச்சு..நம்ம ஊரில் நடராஜ் கல்யாணமண்டபத்தில் பக்கத்தில் ஒரு பகோடா கடை இருக்குமே ப்ரியா,இப்போ உங்க பகோடாவை பார்த்ததும் அந்த கடை ஞாபகம் வந்துடுச்சு..செம சூப்பரா இருக்கும் அங்க..

Srimathi Mani said... Reply To This Comment

Love deep fried food, only I dont like to deep fry often. Would have love to have the plate. Only wish you were in CA and not Paris.

Follow Foodie said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely Post priya !

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Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy looking pakodas.. Nice clicks.

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious medhu pakodas Priya. Love it.

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

I have never had this dish and am quite curious as to its taste. Your recipes are always so easy to follow. I hope to be able to make this one. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

The pakoras look super delicious Priya, can I have some?

Dhanish Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect snack for a rainy day with a cup of coffee. Mmmmm love it.

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Maayeka said... Reply To This Comment

Nice and crisp pakoras..never tried with amaranth leaves..bookmarked!

Rita Bose said... Reply To This Comment

Crunchy and yummy pakodas!!
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Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

Nice, crispy pakodas. I love the picture, so nice!

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy snacks sis...looks so inviting

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and superb snack with evening coffee!!!

Pallavi Purani said... Reply To This Comment

I love the taste of these leaves. The pakodas must have been stunning as well :)

Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Reply To This Comment

wow.....Drooling here..So tempting :)

Suresh Urs said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe. Thanks for posting this recipe in your blog. It was too much helpful for me. Great recipe.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome idea of using amaranth leaves..we get those leaves rarely.