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    Contest Alert - Innovative Pakora Making Contest!

    Lifestyle for Moms

    Contest Alert - Innovative Pakora Making Contest!

    Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, nothing can beat the joy of biting into a pakora. And the best part? It takes just a few minutes to make them, and they are absolutely versatile—onion, chili, cauliflower, paneer, cheese, bread, the options are endless!

    This is your opportunity to showcase your pakora-making skills and win exciting prizes.

    Here is what you have to do:
    • Create an original and innovative pakora recipe
    • The recipe MUST use flour
    • Prepare the pakoras and take an attractive photo of the dish
    • Share the recipe with us and upload the photo here.
    • One entry per person
    • Judges decision stands final. ... more


    Jayanthy Asokan 110 days ago

    When will the results declared for this contest?

    Team ParentCircle 109 days ago

    @Jayanthy Asokan Hi Jayanthy,

    The results were announced on SVS platform.
    Here are the winner names:

    1) PL Shobha
    2) Mohana Priya
    3) Mukti Sahay.

    Thanks :)

    Team ParentCircle 205 days ago

    Thankyou all for your yummy recipes!

    The contest stands CLOSED!

    Please watch out this space for results. All the best to everyone :)

    Jayanthy Asokan 206 days ago

    Ragi ( finger millet ) Vegetable Pakora

    1/2 cup - raagi flour
    1/4 cup - gram flour
    1 cup - cabbage ( finely sliced)
    1 cup- greens ( Ara keerai )
    1 cup - onion ( finely sliced )
    1/2 tsp - chilli powder
    1/4 tsp - salt ( to taste )
    2 cup - oil ( for frying )
    2 sprig - curry leaves
    3 tbsp - water

    Firstly, wash cabbage and greens well and pat dry.
    Now slice cabbage, onion and greens evenly into same size. Keep the sliced vegetables aside.
    Next, in a dry wide bowl, add ragi flour, gram flour, chilli powder and salt to taste and mix well.
    Meanwhile, heat oil in a frying pan on a medium heat.
    Add sliced vegetables into the flour mixture and mix well.
    Now sprinkle two to three tablespoon of water and mix well until the vegetables get evenly coated on to the flour mixture.
    Finally, add vegetable pakora flour mixture little at a time and fry for three to four minutes until it turns golden brown.
    Transfer the crispy pakora onto an absorbent paper. Fry some curry leaves and garnish on pakora.
    Healthy Ragi Vegetable Pakora is ready to serve with hot coffee or tea. It is a healthy pakora made with ragi flour ( finger millet ) and gram flour and vegetables. Kids love to eat without any fuss and older people without any guilt.

    Smitha.R.P 206 days ago

    Bitter gourd Pakoda

    Bitter gourd chopped into rings -2
    1/2 cup gram floor
    2 tsp rice floor
    1 tsp salt
    1tsp red chilli powder
    A pinch of Asafoetida
    2 cups oil

    Wash and cut bitter gourd into circley To the chopped bitter gourd add gram flour, rice flour , salt hing and red chilli powder .Mix with all ingredients with fine coat Add little water just for coating ..
    Heat oil in pan .Drop the finely coated bitter gourd into oil .Keep the falme in medium and fry until golden red.and crispy.
    Serve yummy bitter gourd Pakoda with tea/coffee

    Papia Datta 206 days ago

    Radish pokora(mular pokora)
    Ingredients_grated mula 1cup
    Bason_2table sopoon
    Cornflower_2 table spoon
    Ginger+garlic paste 2teaspoon
    Bread cramps as required
    Chili powder,salt,white oil as required
    Procedure_Take 1bowl and mix all ingredients except oil then makes any type pokora shape them fried deep fry and served with chutney or sauce

    Uzma khan 208 days ago

    Recipe name : Pav Bhaji Popcorns

    1 cup cauliflower
    1/2 cup cabbage
    1/2 cup green peas
    1/2 cup carrot
    1/2 cup capsicum
    1 cup boiled and mashed potato
    1 tbsp green chilli paste
    1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste
    1 tsp red chilli powder
    1 tbsp melted hot butter
    As per taste Salt
    1 and 1/2 cup besan
    1/4 cup rice flour
    1 and 1/2 tbsp pav bhaji masala
    as required Oil for frying

    For sprinkling:
    1 tbsp red chilli powder
    1 tsp chat masala powder
    1 tsp roasted cumin powder
    1 tsp fennel powder
    1 tsp onion powder
    1 tsp onion powder
    1 tbsp pav bhaji masala
    1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds
    2-3 green chillies whole

    1. Roughly Chopped all veggies and and keep aside.
    2. Prepare a steamer and steamed the veggies for just it's soft,now left out and keep aside to cool.
    3. Now transfer in hand chopper and chopped it not to (grind or make paste) and keep in mixing bowl.
    4. Add besan, rice flour,green chilli, ginger and garlic paste, red chilli powder, pavbhaji masala, salt, melted hot butter and mashed potato not to add water and mix lightly.
    5. Heat oil in a kadhai and take some mixture and pour in oil carefully in small size, and cook on low to medium flame to crisp.
    6. Do same with all mixture and fry the green chilli also.
    7. Other side roast the sesame seeds and pavbhaji masala in a pan when it's done switch off gas and other dry ingredients except salt and chat masala and mix well.
    8. When all done, sprinkle masala and fresh chopped corriender over the top and mix well to mix nicely in all fritters
    9. Now Pav bhaji popcorns are ready to serve. Serve hot and crisp for more taste.

    Mistuni BANERJEE 208 days ago

    Recipe Name :- NOODLES POKORA

    Ingredients:- :- Noodles1pack , Onion (chopped) 2 tbsp,Capsicum & Tomato (chopped)2tbsp, Green Chili (chopped) 2tsp, Ginger Garlic paste 1 tsp, flour 4tbsp, Salt & Oil .

    Process :- Boiled the Noodles, rinsed the water, keep in a side in room temperature .Take a bowl ,mix chopped onion, capsicum, tomato,green chilli , ginger garlic paste, flour & salt . Mix it well , make small balls & deep frying it.
    Now NOODLES POKORA is ready to serve.

    Nandini Aggrawal 209 days ago

    Yummy paneer sattu pakora
    -1 table spoon sattu, 1table spoon besan salt to taste,red chilli,1tea spoon,garam masala,1tea spoon,1teavspoon chaat masala,1tea spoon dhaniya powder,1pinch hing . First take sattu and besan add water,add all masalas ,add1spoon milk,add paneer .coat with sattu mixture coat of rawa deep fry and serveit

    Aahana Bansal 210 days ago


    Radha Chauhan 214 days ago

    Oats Pakoda
    When we talk about pakora. It' gives us mouth watering feeling
    And when it comes about health then we think just to eat little bit pakora
    What if pakora party happen with fitness first pakora.
    I have a wonderful recipe for healthy and tasty pakora lovers
    To prepare this delicious snack, take a bowl with warm water and soak the oats for around 1 hour.After an hour, drain the water and transfer the oats to a large bowl and add the gram flour, rice flour and water as required. Make sure no lumps are formed.Now, add the chopped onions, coriander leaves, salt, green chillies, curry leaves, ginger, garlic and butter to it and prepare a thick batter.Heat oil in a skillet over a medium flame and slowly drop small portions of the batter in it. Deep fry them until the pakoras become golden brown.Use tissue paper for soaking extra oil and server it with green chutney (sauce)

    Thiruneelakantan Krishnan 214 days ago

    Prawns Pakora

    2 green chillies
    3 garlic cloves, peeled
    3cm piece ginger, peeled
    juice from 1 lemon
    350g raw king prawns
    150g gram flour
    ½ tsp sea salt
    ½ tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
    ½ tsp ground turmeric
    ½ tsp cumin seeds
    ½ tsp coriander seeds, crushed
    ½ tsp garam masala
    small handful coriander, finely chopped
    approx. 100ml warm water
    Vegetable oil, for deep-frying

    In a blender blitz ginger, garlic, chillies and empty into a bowl.
    Add the salt, turmeric, chilli powder and lemon juice and stir through the prawns – leave these to marinate for 30 minutes.
    Heat oil in a karahi for deep frying. In a second bowl, sift in the gram flour and add the crushed coriander seeds, garam masala and cumin seeds.
    Add the prawn mixture and mix to coat with the batter. If it feels dry add in a little water to create a thick batter.
    Check the oil is hot enough by dropping in a little batter. If it rises straight away, it's ready.
    Very carefully slip a few of the prawns into the hot oil to fry for three to four minutes. Turn them over and when they're golden brown all over remove them with a slotted spoon.
    Drain on a baking tray lined with kitchen paper and keep warm in the oven while you cook the remaining. Serve immediately while they're still hot.

    222 days ago

    • 1 cup chickpea flour (aka gram or besan flour)
    • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (optional)
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 onion, sliced
    • ½ a potato, diced into 1cm cubes
    • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
    • A handful of spinach
    • STEP 1
    Place the ingredients in the first part of the list into a bowl. You may want to sieve the flour. You can use ground coriander but I used seeds then crush them in a pestle and mortar. This takes about 5 mins but is totally worth the effort.
    • STEP 2
    Add cold water to the the bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands until you have a batter that resembles the consistency of a thick milkshake. I stick the bowl under a low running tap and gradually build up the batter.
    • STEP 3
    Next add the ingredients in the second part of the list to the bowl and mix together well. Leave these to rest while you heat up the oil.
    • STEP 4
    Keep the heat at a medium heat and test it's ready with a little drop of the batter. It should immediately start cooking if the oil is at the right temperature.
    • STEP 5
    With a tablespoon, take a serving of the batter and vegetables and drop into the hot oil. It should hold together and start bubbling away. Continue to drop more servings into the oil until it gets crowded.
    • STEP 6
    After a minute, start to turn over the pakoras loosely in the order you dropped them in. After about 5 mins they should be golden brown on both sides. Take one out to test. They should be cooked throughout and not gooey inside once ready.
    • STEP 7
    Placing them onto some kitchen paper when ready helps removes excess oil. They'll stay hot for quite a while so you can cook the entire batch before serving.
    • STEP 8
    Serve on their own or with tamarind sauce. Perfect with a cup of tea! Delicious when cold too.