How to Make Vegetable Sooji ki Pakoda
Vegetable sooji ki pakoda is basically a savory snack, which is very popular street food in some cities. These crunchy bites are often served with tomato sauce or with peanut chutney or with any chutney of your choice. This is a very easy snack to make, only the consistency of the batter is the most important aspect of preparing the perfect crisp, golden yet breaks softly on the tongue fritter.
• Bombay rava/ upma rava/ sooji – 1 cup
• Whisked curd – 1 cup
• Ginger – 1 tablespoon(finely chopped)
• Green chilies – 3(finely chopped)
• Curry leaves – 2 bunches(chopped)
• Coriander leaves – small bunch (chopped)
• Pudina – 2 bunches (finely chopped)
• Salt as per taste
• Cooking soda – ¼ teaspoon
• Oil for deep fry
• Carrot – 2 tablespoons(grated)
• Capsicum – 2 tablespoons(chopped)
• Onion – 1 medium size(finely chopped)
• In a mixing bowl add a cup of Bombay rava, cup of whisked curd, and salt as per taste.
• Mix all the ingredients evenly, until combined with a spoon by adding water gradually.
• Don’t add all the water at a time.
• Make a smooth thick paste not too thick and not too thin and ensure that no lumps either.
• Bring it to the consistency like that of pakoda batter.
• Once you get the right consistency of the batter then you will surely get the crispiness of the fritter or pakoda.
• Then cover the bowl with a plate and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
• Now add finely chopped onions, green chilies, grated carrot, chopped capsicum, coriander leaves, curry leaves and chopped pudina into the smooth paste.
• Mix all the vegetables along with the batter.
• Then add ¼ teaspoon of cooking soda to the rava batter and mix it well.
• Heat oil in a frying pan,
• Shape the batter to round balls with your fingers and gently swipe the excess batter.
• Drop small balls into the hot oil carefully and fry till the pakodas are golden brown in color under medium flame.
• Once one side of the pakoda turns golden brown, then turn over the pakoda to the other side and fry until golden as well.
• Once the fritters or pakodas have turned golden brown on both sides scoop them out with a drainer to drain the excess oil.
• Spread a paper napkin on the plate.
• Finally transfer them from the drainer into a plate layered with oil absorbing kitchen paper napkin.
• Repeat the same process till the rest of the dough is done.
Tasty, Crispy and crunchy Vegetable Sooji ka pakoda is ready now
This vegetable sooji ka pakoda can be used as evening snacks
Serve the hot pakoda’s with tomato sauce or with any sauce of your choice
• Total fat – 16g
• Sodium – 407mg
• Total carbs – 15g
• Dietary fiber – 3g
• Protein – 4g