RAGI PAKORAS


This is my version of ragi pakora and ragi vada recipes that I have been seeing in so many food blogs lately. I made pakoras my usual way except that I substituted ragi flour with besan. These pakoras were pretty interesting with a nice different color. They turned out real crispy and tasty. These were perfect for an evening snack with tea.


INGREDIENTS:

  1. Ragi or millet flour, 1 cup.
  2. Rice flour, 1 tablespoon.
  3. Onions, small, 2.
  4. Curry leaves, a handful.
  5. Ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.
  6. Chili powder, 1 teaspoon.
  7. Asafetida, a pinch.
  8. Salt as per taste.
  9. Oil, 1 cup for deep frying.


PREPARATION:

Cut the onion into long thin strips. Chop the curry leaves into small pieces. Add the flours in a big bowl along with the salt and add the chopped onions, curry leaves, chili powder, asafetida, and ginger-garlic paste to the mixture. Mix everything well without water. Add a few drops of water and start kneading the mixture and add water slowly and keep mixing until the desired consistency is reached. The consistency should be that there should be just wet enough for flour to coat the onions. Heat a pot with a cup of oil. When the oil is hot enough, take some of the pakora mixture and put them slowly into the oil spreading the pakora mixture evenly throughout the oil. They will start to rise to the top once they get deep-fried after 5-7 minutes. Take them out of the oil, drain them on a paper towel and serve hot with tomato ketchup.

49 comments:

Vrinda said...

Thts new with ragi flour..gr8 idea Gita..will try

Vibaas said...

am yet to try a snack with ragi. looks delicious.

Usha said...

Cool idea using ragi in pakoras, looks delicious !

PriyaRaj said...

Ragi lla pakoda va... unique & looks crispy & yum

Srimathi said...

Ragi is a wonderful grain to use in most preparations. Its interesting that you used it in pakoras.

Aparna said...

what an idea!!!!! hope this taste really well..

Prathibha said...

Lovely crunchy n healthy pakora's dear..

Sushma Mallya said...

Very innovative and such a healthy one...good one gita

Valarmathi said...

yummy snack, looks tempting and delicious.

Aparna S Mallya said...

never tried pakoras with ragi. looks intresting.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy innovative idea!!!!
I am going to try this :-)
Thx for sharing

Tina said...

Healthy and crispy snack...

Tina said...

Healthy and crispy....

Neetz said...

wowow thats nice to know usinf ragi to make pakoras..i never knew this before.. :).. Excellent one Gita :)

Nandini said...

Very lovely click, Gitz! Superb idea of using ragi in pakodas! Healthy!

Supriya Nair said...

Amazing idea Gita for the pakoras...i am not that much of a fan of Ragi's but definitely giving this recipe a try :)

PALATABLE said...

This is very healthy using ragi flour for pakora, looks great.....

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Ms.Chitchat said...

So many versions of ragi dishes, have not tried anything so far except the porridge. Pakoras looks tasty and innovative.

Smitha said...

Hey Gita,
Good to hear from u.My friend makes great ragi snacks.I've never tried making them myself.Love pakodas.

Devasena Hariharan said...

different idea Gita...cool

Cham said...

I ve seen in many blogs- they look very appetizing!

Vaishali said...

Gita, that's just delicious. I have some ragi flour and I am going to try these soon.

Gulmohar said...

A snack with ragi..Will try this for my son, the worst picky eater :D Thanks Gita !

Astra Libris said...

Mmmm, these sound SO crispy and wonderful!! YUM!

Siddhi S said...

wow lovely pakodas...n healthy too...thy hv turned out very cirpsy gita...yummm...vl try sun

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice twist dear..i love this

kothiyavunu said...

Crispy, crunchy & healthy pakoras gita..new one for me..Thx for sharing

shahana said...

wow !nice recipe with ragi!

Nithu Bala said...

Healthy and yummy pakoras..

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

L'utilisation du pakoras est une très bonne idée.
Ça donne un très bon goût.
A bientôt.

simply.food said...

wow very innovative .Pakodas look delicious and using ragi flour too.

Padma said...

Delicious and healthy pakoras.. perfect snack with a cup of tea.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Ragi pakora seems very healthy n innovative Gita. Want to buy some ragi flour now:)

Rachana Kothari said...

So crispy and yumm:)

Parita said...

So innovative! Crispy and crunchy pakodas :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a good idea Gita,will try sometime!

sangeeta said...

this is wonderful Gita ...
i have been using ragi for my multi grain chapatis and savory pancakes , never tried pakoras , i am sure they are very crispy ....

Thanks for all those heartfelt wishes Gita !!!

Meena said...

Gita, ragi pakoda is awesome, dear!

Chef Jeena said...

What a fantastic snack Gita.

Sarah Naveen said...

Really interesting..looks so yummy and perfect..

Malar Gandhi said...

Hmmmm, looks sooooper crisp to me, very healthy snack for tea time:)

Akal's Saappadu said...

mmm, that's a lovely twist dear!!! they look crispy and tasty!!!

sangi said...

wow!very innovative recipe dear. Pakoras r one of fav snacks. Next time wil try with ragi flour...tnx a lot

Padhu said...

A very healthy recipe .Thanks for sharing .

Pavithra said...

Looks too good and i have seen this in many blog but never tried though.. looks nice dear.

Yasmeen said...

Perfect with cuppa tea :D

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey that looks so good and very innovative indeed..great idea..

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Jagruti said...

Ragi pakoda..new to me..looks tempting and delicious!!

myspicykitchen said...

Looks delicious and healthy as well!