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Virudhunagar Pakoda

Virudhunagar Pakoda
Here is the very special recipe from our native.

 Its usually Paal sadham (Milk Sadham) and pakoda for dinner in most of the houses in our town. This combination always stays fresh in our childhood memories. Even now when we go to our hometown, we will have this combo for dinner at-least for a day.

 I always wanted to give a try to this pakoda at home, but it never turned crispier as we get in stores. My neighbor's mom gave me a simple yet very useful tip for getting crispier pakodas. Thanks to her for the wonderful tip; now we will never miss our favorite combo.  Over to the recipe..

virudhunagar pakoda

Preparation Time : 15 minutes


Gram Flour           - 1 cup (Kadalai Maavu)
Rice Flour             - 3/4 cup (Arisi Maavu)
Asafoetida             - a pinch (Hing/Perungayam)
Salt                        - As required
Chili Powder         - 1 tsp
Small Onion          - 3
Green Chili            - 2
Curry Leaves         - few
Oil                          - For frying


  • Chop Small onions and Green chilies. Crush curry leaves.
  • Take a bowl. Add gram flour, rice flour, asafoetida, salt, chili powder, chopped onions, green chilies, crushed curry leaves to it.
  • Mix everything well. Heat 2 tbsp of oil. Add hot oil to the bowl. Mix it with the flour. Sprinkle water and mix it. You must add very little water, JUST ENOUGH to hold the flour together. Adding hot oil and adding very little water is the key secret for getting crispier pakodas.
  • Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, deep fry pakodas. Enjoy your pakodas hot!!