Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monsoon Munches - Dhool Pakodas - Spicy Savoury Fragments prepared with Instant Semolina Idly Mix



I saw my sister prepare Dhool Pakodas ( literally meaning fragments or particles of pakodas) in a jiffy using instant MTR Rava Idly Mix. I thought this would fit in appropriately in the Monsoon Munches series. I tried out the recipe which my sister willingly shared with me and the end product was ' DHOOL!', meaning ' awesome' in this context!
The instant rava idly mix already contains the required amount of seasoning and spice, including bits of cashew nuts ready for making Dhool Pakodas. If more spice is needed, chopped green chillies, green coriander leaves and more cashew bits can be added while preparing the pakoda dough. A little more of salt may also be added in this case.


Instant Rava Idly Mix - 2 cups
Finely chopped onions - 1 cup
Chopped green chillies - 1 tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tbsps
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Oil - for frying


1. Mix all ingredients with a few sprinkles of water into a stiff dough.
2. Heat oil in a kadai.
3. Pinch very small fragments ( Dhool) from the prepared dough and fry them on medium flame. Since the pakodas are very small fragments - the size of peanuts - they cook very fast.
4. Carefully remove when the Dhool Pakodas turn golden brown in colour and drain them on a paper towel.

Enjoy the flavoursome, crispy Dhool Pakodas in between sips of hot coffee. .