Sunday, December 18, 2016

Leek Pakoda/Leek Fritters/Leek Medhu Pakoda

Leeks belong to the onion family, its usually used in dishing soups or quiches. But trust me, you can dish out some incredible Indian style dishes too. Its peak season of leeks here and this vegetable shows its heads during Autumn season. I just love this super flavourful leek especially in soups. However i dont want to dish out a soup when i picked Seasonal Special as this week's theme for this third week of blogging marathon. As usual, my brain worked awesome and i couldnt stop myself dishing out some fritters aka pakodas with this incredible vegetable. If you love loads of onions in pakodas, am sure you will definitely love this leeks loaded fritters. Once i finished frying, we went on munching this fritters as they were dangerously addictive.

Leek Pakoda, Leek Medhu Pakoda

Do give a trial friends, am damn sure that you will love this unusual pakoda, i served this crispy leek loaded fritters with sambhar and rice for our lunch, needless to say how we enjoyed our lunch. Coming to Medhu pakodas, these soft pakodas will have baking soda in their 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. Kids will enjoy thoroughly these fritters, trust me frying out some pakodas out of this incredible leeks is one of the best way to sneak this veggies if you want to include it in your diet.

Leek Fritter, Leek Pakoda

2cups Leeks (chopped finely)
2tbsp Corn flour
1/4tsp Baking soda
1cup Gram flour
1tsp Ginger(grated)
1/4cup Rice flour
2nos Green chillies (chopped)
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
Chopped coriander leaves
Curry leaves
Oil for deep frying

Take the finely chopped leeks, 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,sprinkle some water and turn everything as a thick paste.

Heat oil for deep frying.

Leek soft pakodas, Leek Medhu Pakoda

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..


Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Leeks in a pakoda sound delicious. With their mild onion flavor they are great substitute for onions.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Priya I have been drooling over your insta picture and here it is!..what an idea looks so inviting..

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

I love leeks and used them only in sambar. But pakoda sounds delicious. yummm

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

hats off to your innovation, love these munchies, I am getting the aroma right here.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, that is such an interesting pakoda with leeks. They look crispy and perfect for the chilly rainy weather with some hot tea.