Chawal ki pakodi is a dish I learnt from my friend’s grandmother when I was in school. It is an ideal snack with a hot cup of tea for a winter’s day.

What you need

Cooked rice – 1 cup

Gram flour – 5-6 tbsp

Rice flour, optional - 2-3 tbsp

Green chillies, chopped fine – 2-3

Garlic flakes, chopped fine – 4-5

Sour curd – sufficient enough to make batter

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Salt - to taste

Cooking instructions

Mix the ingredients well. Bring it to the consistency of pakoda batter. Add some water if needed.

In a frying pan heat oil. Take small quantities of the batter and drop it into the oil.

Deep fry until they turn golden brown.

Serve with sauce or any spicy chutney such as chilli, coriander or mint.

Vanathi Madhavdas is a teacher by profession and a cook by passion. She likes to give her own twist to well- known recipes.