Pakora is one of the absolute must-haves on a rain pouring day if you are in India. If you are at a restaurant I am sure this id a universal item on the Indian menu even in restaurants. We have all grown up with this gluten-free, deep-fried deliciousness served at tea. Hot warm pakoras are often made with pretty much any veggies that you have at home
Pakora and me
Pakodas to me mean my mom was home. It is one of the tell tale signs that my mom had a day off from work. I could smell the fried goodies down at the street and couldn’t wait to blow and have a few as mum made them. I guess this trait passed on real well with me too. The kids know I was home early from work if it is pakoras and if there are pakoras and chutney they know mom is been home long enough for her cup of tea.
The winter months in Sydney really make me crave these warm pakoras, so make them with the veggies I have around in the kitchen. Most of the time it is Onions or spinach. This time I had a lot of leeks and thought being the onion family they surely will taste delicious. So here we are.
Here are a couple of must have with this pakora
- Know to the as a producer of a great singing voice, leeks are a basically a member of the onion family by the Greeks and Egyptian civilizations.
- More subtle than the flavour of onions, these are very helpful in the reduction of liver Fatty acid.
- Though the kaempferol content is lesser than onions the white portion of the leeks has a good concentration of this flavinoid.
- Leeks do have a good content of Folate in them.
- The antioxidant polyphenols found in leeks are protective to the blood vascular system
This is one of the few recipes, I don’t seem to mind the deep frying. But it works perfectly baked as well. See the footnotes for the baked version.
This recipe is added to the foodie for feast blogger group towards their attempt to create fabulous pakoras. Here are some of their creations
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