May 30, 2016

Egg pakoda...

Egg pakoda brings back memories from my hostel days during college. I had a very sweet friend in my hostel ... deepa akka. We were a group of 4 friends who used to have a lot of fun talking, teasing, going around, studying, playing and more. I used to hate hostel life but being with this set of friends made me feel at ease for some time during my stay

There used to be one special road-side shop near deepa akka's office. The egg bonda's ... yes bondas and not pakodas were so yummy there. It was made of whole eggs with spiced onion stuffing inside. They were just lip-smacking and we used to enjoy it every single time. Akka used to get for all of us once in a while and we used to enjoy them as evening snack with the less-than-average tea that used to be served. Ha ha ha .... fun memories ....makes me feel nostalgic

Last week when it was raining here for a couple of days, we had to stay indoors and do just nothing. Me and the kids were talking about a lot of things and then there was a little talk about me  telling them about my hostel life and this egg-bonda story. So they heard the story well and then ended up insisting me to make something hot to catch up with the weather. What something hot???.... why not mutta-bonda like you had in your hostel?????.... So we made this and had great fun

Serves... 4 ppl
Serve option... Hot

This is what u'll need....

Egg - 4-5nos
Besan /Gram flour - 2-3 tbspn
Rice flour - 1 tbspn
Red chilli powder - 1/4 tspn
Coriander powder - little
Cumin powder - little
Fennel / saunf powder - little
Asafoetida / Hing - a pinch
Chaat masala - for garnish
Oil for frying
Salt to tase

Here is the stir....

  • Boil egg and let it cool down. Deshell them and cut them into 4/6 slices length wise
  • Sprinkle little chaat masala on the egg slices
  • In a wide mouthed bowl add some gram flour
  • Spoon in some rice flour
  • Add all the spices - red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, fennel powder, asafoetida and salt. You can add a pinch of baking powder if you wish
  • Mix everything together. Add little water and stir it until it has a thick batter consistency. Make sure there are no lumps

  • Heat oil in a pan. Keep it on medium heat
  • Dip a slice of egg in the batter and then fry it in hot oil
  • Wait till a little brown and remove it to drain on paper towels
  • Sprinkle some chaat masala on the fried pieces and serve them hot

  • Adjust spice level to suit your taste
  • Adding rice powder gives a little crunch
  • Baking powder makes it a little light on the flour side. Add it if you want 

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