Maida Pakoda | Maida Onion Pakoda | North Indian Thali ~ Step by Step Recipe

>>  Friday, April 20, 2012

When I decided on the North Indian Thali, I was struggling to zeor on the dishes, and finally settled down to what was prepared. The one dish I was able to decide within seconds was this Maida Pakoda with Onions. Reading through the ingredients, I knew I would love it. Maida Pakodas were the last on the dish to be made, as we wanted to have crispy pakodas to munch on.

We also had to fry the Naans in the end, I fried just two for the clicks. And went ahead frying the pakodas. On testing it, we knew we have found another recipe for keepers. This is surely something you will not be disappointed. Infact once you taste it, you will forget your other onion pakoda proporation. 

It was crispy, not so oily as one might fear and yet yummy to the core!
Maida Pakoda
Maida Pakoda ~ North Indian Thali
With the Sun so peak in Madras, I know it's not conducive for these, yet one can still dream about cool breeze blowing our way to munch on these snacks!
Step by Step Recipe

Maida Pakoda

Ingredients Needed:

All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Bengal Gram flour / Besan - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 big
Chilies - 3 - 4
Coriander leaves few
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Baking Soda- 1/ 4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

How to make the Maida Pakoda

In a wide bowl, sift together maida and besan flour. Add onion julienne, finely chopped green chillies, and coriander leaves.

Mix the onions to the flour along with soda, fennel seeds, salt and chili powder. Sprinkle just enough water for everything to form a dry batter.

Heat oil and fry small portions on all sides till golden brown.

Drain on a kitchen towel and serve hot.

The Onion Pakodas added a great feel to the entire thali. It was a perfect starter. Crispy and crunchy just the right way.
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Jayanthi April 20, 2012 at 7:13 AM  

Valli the pakoda looks so crunchy and inviting. Would love to know the names of other dishes in your thaali...

Chef Mireille April 20, 2012 at 7:45 AM  

I've only had veggie pakodas, these simple ones must be delicious too!!!

Usha April 20, 2012 at 7:45 AM  

Maida is an interesting addition to the pakora.. Were they crispier than the regular pakoras?

DivyaGCP April 20, 2012 at 8:12 AM  

Crunchy Pakoda... simple yet delicious..
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vaishali sabnani April 20, 2012 at 9:14 AM  

I use maida too..but thats a mix of maida and cornflour...this combo looks great . the pakoras look really crunchy.

Aarthi April 20, 2012 at 9:20 AM  

pakodas looks awesome...

Priya April 20, 2012 at 12:58 PM  

Super crispy pakodas,never tried with maida, even i have same q'n as Usha..Super delicious spread again..

Nupur April 20, 2012 at 3:34 PM  

Does the addition of APF made them crispier ?? they look soooo inviting, damn why do we have to deep fry them :(

Srivalli April 20, 2012 at 4:27 PM  

Thank you friends,

Usha, Priya and Nupur Yes these were crispier than the regular ones..:)

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi April 20, 2012 at 8:38 PM  

Maida pakodas crispier than the regular ones?? Awesome, Valli. They look so tempting!

vidhas April 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM  

Yummy and crispy pakodas. Nice spread.

Priya dharshini April 20, 2012 at 11:19 PM  

I shd try this recipe..i luv 2 pakoda luvers at home..Nice thali..

Rasi April 21, 2012 at 7:03 AM  

very tempting.. the ones i make are so laborious.. coz we bind them adding oil.. these look easier.. would love to try these!

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Tina April 21, 2012 at 2:42 PM  

Delicious pakoda..

Gayathri Kumar April 21, 2012 at 5:02 PM  

Pakoras look so crunchy and fried naan also looks nice....

Rajani April 21, 2012 at 9:19 PM  

Nice crunchy pakodas. I can imagine having them with a cup of tea on a rainy day (Cant hope for such things in Chennai for a while, though!)

PJ April 22, 2012 at 7:56 AM  

Saw this post yesterday.Though I did not comment straight away, I kept this recipe in mind and served it as a tea time snack yesterday.We loved it... Nice thali :)

rekhas kitchen April 22, 2012 at 11:08 AM  

Never tried pakodi with maida will try next time for sure looks crisp..

Preeti Garg April 23, 2012 at 11:15 PM  

pakora look so crisp and tasty

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