Pattinam pakoda is a very popular street side savory snack in Tamil Nadu. . Unlike ordinary pakoda it is made with Roasted gram flour . It lends to its unique flavor to this Pakoda that is extremely delicious to taste, crispy outside and soft inside. This yummy savory snack is an ideal to be served during tea time especially during rainy season.
Roasted gram flour/Potukadali mavu – 1 cup
Rice flour – 1/2 cup
Baking soda – ¼ tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Green chillies, chopped – 3 nos
Ginger, chopped – ½ tsp
Garlic – 1pod
Onion – 1
Curry leaves – 2sprigs
Salt – as per your taste
Oil – to deep fry
Cashew nuts - 25gms
1. Chop ginger, green chillies, garlic, curry leaves & onion finely.
2.Mix the ghee and baking soda in the mixing bowl and rub them nicely till turns frothy.
3. Take a wide bowl & mix all above ingredients together. Add a tsp of ghee & sprinkle water little by little & start mixing till you can make a dough. Make small tight balls & keep it ready.
4.. Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan & deep fry them in medium flame till golden brown on all sides.
5.Serve it with any chutney. Remains crisp for a long time.