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Rice Pakoras / Chawal Ke Bhajiyae - Chattisgarh Cuisine

By Sharanya

--> For this month's Ssshhh secretly cooking , we have to cook the dish from the State Chattishgarh . It is known as the rice bowl of India and has a rich tradition of food culture.Most of the traditional and tribal foods are made of rice , rice flour , curd and a variety of green leafy vegetables. I was paired with Priya Satheesh of Priya's Menu . She gave me Rice fl our and cumin seeds as my secret ingredients. I made this crunchy Rice pakoras with the secret ingredients.

Rice Pakoras / Chawal Ke Bhajiyae - Chattisgarh Cuisine

Requirements :
2 cup rice flour
1 onion
1/2 cup curd
1 tsp cumin seeds
4 green chilli
A handful of chopped coriander leaves
Water as required
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Method :
Peel the skin and Chop the onion.
Chop green chillies or grind to fine paste .
Mix rice flour , salt , onion , cumin seeds , chopped coriander and green chillies together.
Add in the curd and mix well.
Sprinkle little water at a time and mix the batter to get the required consistency- usual pakora consistency.
Check the salt , if required add more.
Heat oil in a kadai and drop a spoonful of batter , fry in a medium flame till golden brown.
Serve hot rice pakoras with tea.
When served hot the pakoras are more crispier . If the pakoras are cold , it will be less crisp.But both tastes good.

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