Monday, November 2, 2009

Food for a Rainy day

If there is one thing the weather in Portland is conducive for, it certainly will be bajjis and pakoras :) Every time when I look at the overcast sky and the dark clouds, and feel cold in the 50 degree weather K and I look at each other thinking the same thoughts. However if my wishes came true too often, our cholesterol levels would be not liking it too much.

However this was one such Saturday that we gave in. Here is the recipe I use. This allows for a crispy crust and one can use a variety of stuffing.


Maida 1 cup
Rice powder 2 cup
Bengal gram powder (kadala maavu) 1 cup
Cooking soda (sodium bicarbonate) 1/2 tbsp
Curd 1 tbsp
Salt, chilly power and asafetida
For the bajji: Capsicum, bread, paneer, banana (vazhakka), apple, brinjal, potato, onion, perkanga (ridge gourd), bajji molaga etc are some varieties of bajji can that be made.


Mix all above and make into a paste (not too watery) –about the consistency of dosai maavu. Dip the item you want in it and fry in oil that is heated. Enjoy with a side of ketchup or chutney of your choice.

Tastes best snuggled in a sofa on a rainy day watching a movie :)


karthik said...

super. reminds me of good old rainy days in Chennai.

Anu Karthik said...

@karthik: thanks! rainy days are something i definitely don't miss here.

Meera said...

wow.. onion pakkodas are our fav but i think bajji is ready to make its comeback.. looks real yummy :-)

Anu Karthik said...

@meera: thanks! i like onion pakodas with thayir sadam..yummy :)

Raghini said...

I so feel like eating them now :)

Anu Karthik said...

@rags: that was the idea of the post, to make people crave bajjis :)how are you? long time! pls can i get access to your blog? Thanks!

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