Sunday, March 3, 2013

Makhana/Puffed Lotus Seeds Pakodas

As like most of the food bloggers,my pantry is always filled with many spices,masala powders and many more stuffs which i usually cook with them. Honestly blogging taught me so many new ingredients even my sister was shocked whenever i'll call her to ask this and that from India, yep everyday you will learn so many things from this virtual world. After going through few posts at my fellow blogger's space, i was tempted and asked my sister to send me a packet of puffed lotus seeds aka makhana unfortunately i dont have any idea to cook with them as my family didnt like the laddoos i prepared with them finally i have to pull my limit to make some foods. One among those foods is this pakodas, as usual to feed my family i simply cooked with other ingredients and these pakodas are a big hit at home.

This week am running my first week of the famous 3days of blogging marathon and the theme for this week is pick an ingredient and make three dishes, Srivalli listed out few categories to cook for this three days and i chosed a starter,a gravy and a dessert.Since i want to finish those puffed lotus seeds, i chosed to cook with them. For the first day as i have to cook a starter i cooked this puffed seeds along with grated potatoes as pakodas, trust me even if your family dont like this seeds they will just keep on munching these pakodas, they are simply addictive.None will find out the addition of this puffed lotus seeds aka makhana in this pakodas until you reveal the secret ingredient, stay tuned to know wat i cooked for the next two days with this puffed lotus seeds.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#26.




25nos Puffed lotus seeds/Foxnuts/Makhana
1/2cup Grated potato
1no Onion (big & chopped)
1/4cup Rice flour
1/2cup Besan/Gram flour
2tbsp Corn flour
1tsp Fennel seeds (crushed)
1tsp Red chilly powder
Few curry leaves
Salt
Oil for deep frying

Cut or chop the puffed lotus seeds as small pieces.

Take the grated potato,chopped onions,lotus seed pieces,rice flour,besan flour,cornflour,crushed fennel seeds,red chilly powder, curry leaves and salt.

Mix well, meanwhile heat the oil for deepfrying, once the oil is hot, take 2tablespoon of hot oil and add the already prepared flour mixture.

Springle generously the water and turn everything as thick batter.

Make small balls from the pakoda batter and drop gently to the hot oil.

Fry then until they turns golden brown,drain the excess of oil with a paper towel.

Serve hot with your favourite sauce.

59 comments:

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

innovative sis.........

Gauri said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative concept loved it!

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

very new recipe for me, even my family did not much like the makhana recipe i once made so ended up snacking on it alone, but wud like to try this recipe

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

sis, i have never heard of puffed lotus seeds, i learnt new ingredients after blogging too...who will say no to potato pakoda...

kausers kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

very innovative recipe sis.

Deeksha said... Reply To This Comment

very interesting makhana fritters. Looks crispy and yummy. Will surely try this.

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

You are right, blogging and the internet has taught me a lot of new ingredients and recipes. I have also not tried any recipes with makhana, will give it a try sometime :)

Rita Bose said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of puffed lotus seeds-Great idea!! Wonderful pics.!!
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Saras said... Reply To This Comment

Looks inviting and love to munch on this anytime..

PT said... Reply To This Comment

its my fav priya :) thanks for sharing it..

Princy Vinoth said... Reply To This Comment

i hVW NEVER USED this but i saw on tv that this is really good and has healthy benefits.must try.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Trust you to pick up such a hard one and make it look all so easy!..the picture is really calling me ok..:)

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Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

nice idea for a party starter.looks yum.

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

What a creative recipe! I used to make sweetened soup with lotus seeds...but never thought of doing this. Thanks for sharing, Priya.

themustardseed said... Reply To This Comment

This is such a creative way to use makhana! I will surely try this. I sometimes add it to paneer gravy or mostly in desserts!

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

never thought i could make these beautiful pakoda with makhanas.

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

These really look interesting. I'll have to see if I can get the lotus seeds in our local Indian market. I'd like to give your recipe a try. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

new to me.. looks great!

Jaleela Kamal said... Reply To This Comment

appadiyee thattooru anuppinaal nalla irukkum

SANDHYA KHATTRI said... Reply To This Comment

For the first time knowing about this, I will try it.Thanks for sharing.

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy and inviting..new to me.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

puffed lotus seeds is a totally new ingredient for me

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

Yummyyy !. pass me these plzzzz

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Ooh!!!!Drooling over the pic. I wonder how you come up with such innovative idea. Love this one!!

Manju said... Reply To This Comment

Puffed lotus seeds is new for me, your thoughts are way high. Waiting for your innovations

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative recipe...def will give it a try,thxs for sharing!!

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

I've seen these lotus seeds, never had anything with it, thanks for sharing this..

Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

never knew abt these lotus seeds.. very different pakodas.. :)

faiza kader said... Reply To This Comment

very innovative recipe ...

Srimathi said... Reply To This Comment

I have heard of lotus stem, that we use to make crunchy vathal. No idea of puffed lotus seeds. Will look for them in the Indian store. True blogs do educate a lot.

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

unique n healthy fritters!!

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

innovative use of lotus seeds, cute pakodas making me hungry, mouthwatering :-)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

What a different dish :) I have seen this thing in my local grocery store, but never knew this was puffed lotus stems. I have only tasted lotus stem in pickles. This sounds delicious :)

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Super inviting snack... Bookmarked

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Treatntrick Treat and Trick said... Reply To This Comment

Brilliant idea with lotus seeds, looks so yum!

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

An absolute beauty!! I haven't dared to pick up these from the store yet. These pakodas are surely tempting me to grab them next time :)

Ms.Chitchat said... Reply To This Comment

Have seen them in the grocery, never tried these, very nice clicks too.

Shobana Navamani said... Reply To This Comment

yummy pakodas

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

I have a box of these seeds in my pantry but am yet to decide what to prepare with those. These pakoras look delicious. Nice way of sneaking the seeds...

Nisha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so yummy.

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

This is new, looks yum.

sowmya(creative saga) said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting recipe..

Latha Madhusudhan said... Reply To This Comment

I have some packs left out, the moment I say I want to make something out of it. There is a big No. I will try this soon. Looks too good.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

That is a nice way to take lotus seed!!! superrrrr!!!
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PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing Priya!!! Crunchy n Crispy Pakoda's!!!

Madhumathi Muthukumaran said... Reply To This Comment

lotus seeds in a pakoda is an interesting twist

Jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

Looks crisp and super yum. I've made pakodas too for the BM.

manju nardas said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy........innovative,Good one,love it.

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Very tempting & innovative dish.....

Shylaja Praveen said... Reply To This Comment

Such an innovative recipe Priya. Nice clicks

Aps prabhu said... Reply To This Comment

only u can create such a wonderful crispy thing priya hats off :)

cookcookandcook said... Reply To This Comment

WOW.. did not know such thing can be done with makhanas.. I have always eaten them for fast only.. :)

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy pakodas Priya.
So sorry. I got confused lotus roots with lotus seeds and left messages accordingly in the other two posts. :( I get makhana here but didn't know they were lotus seeds.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Pakodas with phool makhanas --- now that is super inventive.. I'm drooling over those crispy pakodas.. Awesome click.

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome recipe

Corporate to Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a brilliant idea to make Pakoros with these seeds. Since I dont know how these seeds taste. I will start my trail with your Pakoro recipe. Very innovative I must say!

Sushma Mandappa said... Reply To This Comment

Hey, I tried this, it came out really good but the lotus seed seem to be a little chewy.,any tip as to get rid of it ?

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Sushma, if you want them to not be chewy, just add them in the pakoda batter, just before frying, this way u can keep them crispy.