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Idli Batter Pakoda – Visual Recipe

A lazy weekend and suddenly you feel to the urge to have something hot and crispy, you child comes back from school and demands a snack, you find sudden guest knocking your door and you want to make something? Here is a quick recipe everyone would love to bite. But wait it is an instant recipe provided you have idly batter ready at home.  You have it ? Well, then time to treat yourself and your family with a quick , crunchy and tasty snack.


  • Idly batter – 2 measures
  • Rice flour – Half measure.
  • Channa dal (kadalai parupu) – Quarter measure
  • Onion – 2 big
  • Green chilly – as per taste
  • Red chilly powder – as per taste
  • Curry leaves – 8-10 leaves
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Asafoetida powder – a pinch
  • Baking soda (optional) – a pinch

Step 1: Mix Idly batter and Rice flour (ratio of 2 : 0.5) along with other ingredients. Make the dough to a thick consistency (like you make for roti or poori)

Step 2: Keep the mixed dough aside and heat the cooking oil in a pan.

Step 3: Make small balls of the dough with your fingers and fry it golden brown.

Step 4: Crispy, tasty instant vada is ready to relish.

0 15 November, 2010 Food Recipe November 15, 2010

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He is the lead man of GingerChai and plays the multi role of chief author, editor, business development and also of a chaiwala! (Tea maker!) He is the master brewer at Ginger Chai.

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  1. Sir Pumpkin Longshanks

    yes, I’ve tasted something along the lines once. Now I am afraid to touch fried stuff with a 10 foot long pole!

    Awesome recipe nevertheless!!!!!

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