Friday, December 15, 2017

Medhu Pakoda / Medhu Bonda

Medhu Pakoda / Medhu Bonda

I remember, once my neighbour bought this in a street-side tea shop and shared with us. It was very nice and interesting as it tasted like pakoda but soft textured. May be, hence the name "medhu pakoda" or "mredhu pakoda" or "medhu bonda" which means soft pakoda or bonda. It has slightly crunchy outer crust and soft (yet well cooked) inside, with not many ingredients.

The ingredients are same as pakoda or onion pakoda but additionally this dish has more ghee and cooking or baking soda which gives its softness.
This medhu pakoda is a very easy and no-prep-evening snack with limited ingredients. You can just make it instantly to surprise your friend or your own family members.

Since it is getting colder and rainy, this is an excellent warm evening snack with hot coffee or tea.
Let us quickly go to the recipe.

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  • Gram flour / besan - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/2 cup
  • Ghee - 3 teaspoons
  • Baking soda / cooking soda - 2 pinchs
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  • green chillies - 1 finely chopped
  • Onion - 2 medium size finely chopped
  • Ginger - 1 inch, finely chopped
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt
  • Water


  • Finely chop the onion, green chillies, ginger curry leaves, coriander leaves and keep ready.
  • Take ghee and baking soda or cooking soda a wide container. Mix them very well.
  • Now add the dry ingredients like the besan, rice flour, salt and asafoetida.
  • Then add the onion, green chillies, ginger, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  • Mix these ingredients well. 
  • Now sprinkle water little by little and mix everything up till you get a tight dough. 
  • Simultaneously you can heat oil in a pan.
  • Once the oil is hot, you can drop small dollops of dough in the hot oil.
  • Fry them till they turn beautiful golden brown outside. Fry them on medium heat. 
  • Once the bubbles stop, remove the pakodas from oil.
  • Serve them hot with tomato ketchup or coconut chutney.

Here, this makes you ordinary cold evening an extra ordinary evening. 
Share few medhu pakodas with you favourite neighbour to make their evening too special.. as happiness multiplies when you share...!!!

Happy cooking..!!

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