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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Papaya Pakoda / Vada

5 - 6 cups grated Raw Papaya
1 medium sized Onion
8 - 10 strands of Coriander leaves
2.5 cups of Rice flour / Akki hudi
Big Pinch of Asafoetida powder / Hingu
1/2 tsp Coriander seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Ajwain seeds / Oma
1/3 tsp Fenugreek seeds / Menthe
3 - 4 cloves of Garlic
1/4 inch sized Ginger
4 - 5 Green Chillies
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Chilly powder

Dry roast the fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, ajwain seeds, coriander seeds in a pan without adding any oil until it gives nice aroma in low flame.

Put green chillies, roasted ingredients, curry leaves, garlic, ginger in a mixer and crush them together without adding any water as shown in the picture below.

Remove the outer skin of papaya and grate it as shown in the picture below. Chop the onion and coriander leaves into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Add salt, crushed ingredients, chilly powder, asafoetida powder and mix them well.

Add rice flour and sprinkle little amount of water and mix them well. The consistency of the batter should be as shown in the picture below. (Don't make the batter too thin.)

Keep oil in a thick bottommed vessel and heat it. Take lemon sized prepared batter pat it in hand and put it in oil.

Fry both the sides of pakoda until it turns to golden in color.

Serve hot along with tomato ketchup or any chutney. I tried this recipe from Link: Thanks for the recipe. The above mentioned ingredients will serve around 25 pakodas.