Today am sharing one of the quick, rich and easy evening snack, Cashew Pakoda ie. Mundhiri Paruppu Pakoda. This mouth-watering Indian snack, serves an an excellent starter in most Indian parties & get-togethers. The secret to get delicious, crispy pakodas lies in the mixing of the dough to stiff consistency. It tastes yumm with crisp outside and crunchy inside. Adding finely chopped mint leaves to the dough, gives a unique tempting flavor to this fritters. It makes a perfect evening snack dish with a cup of hot coffee or tea..!
Cashew nuts - 1 cup
Besan flour / kadalai maavu - 1 cup
Rice flour - ½ cup
Red chilly pwd - 1 ½ tsp
Ginger garlic paste - ½ tbsp
Chopped mint leaves - ½ cup
Finely chopped Onion - ½ cup -
Oil to deep fry
Salt to taste
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In a mixing bowl, add besan flour, rice flour, red chilly pwd, salt and ginger garlic paste.
Add finely chopped mint leaves & onion.
Add cashew nuts and combine.
Add 2 tbsp of hot oil and add to the mix.
Sprinkle very little water and make it to soft dough. ( knead the dough gently )
Heat kadai with enough oil to fry.
Take some dough in your hands, slowly drop the dough in small batches.( Do not press the dough while dropping )
Deep fry these pakodas over the medium hot oil.
When bubbles subside in the hot oil and pakodas turn crisp & golden, drain it from the oil.
Keep aside in kitchen / paper towel.
Rich & tasty Cashew Pakodas are ready.
Hot coffee and crunchy yummy Cashew Pakoda combo tastes heavenly...:)
You can store this pakoras for 3 to 4 days in air tight container.