How to make Sanha Pakodas

How to make Sanha Pakodas, accompanied by a collage showing step by step pictures, by Duru Jassal.

  • 1 cup Besan
  • 1 medium Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green Chilies, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Kasuri methi
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp Anardana seeds (dried)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • a big pinch of Baking soda
  • 2/3 cup Refined oil for frying
  1. Mix all the ingredients, (except oil) together to form a thickish batter.
  2. Heat oil, drop big spoonfuls of batter into the oil.
  3. Fry until half cooked, drain and cool slightly.
  4. Cut each pakoda into 4 pieces, and fry these again till golden brown and crisp.
  5. Serve with mint chutney or tomato sauce.