Ande Ka Pakodiya`n. Gudilu Pakoda. Muttai Pakoda. Egg Pakoda. Ande ka Pakodi. Ande Pakora. Mutta Pakoda.
This is a definite rainy day food for me and something that I enjoyed making when I was a teenager (to my classmates...as I was just learning to cook). Its a great late night snack food for us. I burned my fingers, several times over this recipe (as egg crackles so much while deep frying).
I can't even remember, why I kept trying this recipe for so long. Guess, near my hostel...they used to have this 'bajji stall' and we girls used to sneak out to have 'muttai bonda'. Some of them used to call it pakoda' so I must have literally translated and created this style. I've never seen them anywhere like this before. It's a great recipe because it just calls for staple items, eggs, onions, chilies and stuff. Nothing very fancy and hope you all will like it.
Can all recipes be improved with touch of spices and with an addition of onions? Quite possibly.:) This recipe is so delicious that it really ought to be called something else other than "Egg Pakoda". Onion-Egg Crispies, perhaps?
Hard boiled eggs 6-thinly sliced(vertically)
Gram flour 1/2 cup
Ghee 1-2 teaspoons
Soda 1/4 spoon
Onions thinly sliced 1 bowl
Green chilies 3-5 thinly sliced
Curry leaves few
Cilantro leaves few
Ginger- garlic paste 1/2 spoon
Fennel seeds 1-2 spoons
Oil for frying.
In a wide tray, add salt, soda and ghee...mix well. Now add gram flour to it. Dry mix them...do not attempt to add water!
Now add eggs, onions, green chilies, ginger-garlic paste, fennel seeds and curry leaves to it.
Make a note...don't add any water. The mixture should be still dry. Mix them well together.
In a deep frying pan, heat oil. Just before dropping in oil. Just sprinkle with water(not too much, very very little) and fry them without concentrating on the shapes.
Fry till crispy and nice reddish brown. At the same time eggs are not burnt too. Make sure...that egg's white is not so visible' in should be embedded in the pakoda...as you might be aware' protein/albumin while frying crackles.
Repeat the same procedure for every batch.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup. Best tea time snack that I know.