Cashew Pakoda Recipe or the Kaju Pakora is Indian fritters made with gram flour and cashew nuts. Crunchy, tasty and yummy, there is no doubt that this pakora is on top of my favorite list.
Whenever my hubby dearest buys the pakoda from the store, he will surely bring home the cashew pakoda. He knows that I totally love the kaju pakora more than the other pakodas. The crunchy and crispiness of the cashew nuts totally bowl me over.
As we avoid eating out as much as we can, I love to make the cashew pakoda recipe at home. The best part of making food at home is the control we have over the ingredients. We can add and omit the ingredients that we want.
The main concern is the type of oil that they use. We have no clue for how many times the oil gets recycled.
Making the cashew pakoda recipe is very simple and easy. You can even add in more cashew nuts if you like it that way. Or you can use less of onions if that is your preference. There is no hard and fast rule that has to be followed to the T. You can tweak the ingredients as per your family’s preference.
So let’s get started with the cashew pakoda recipe, how to make kaju pakora
- 1 cup cashew nuts / kaju
- 1 cup besan / gram flour
- 1/4 cup rice flour
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- salt to taste
- pinch of baking soda
- handful of coriander leaves
- 2 green chili or more, chopped
- 2 tbsp curry leaves finely chopped
- 2 big onions finely sliced
- oil for frying
Take all the ingredients except oil in a bowl.
Mix well with hand. Sprinkle water if necessary.
Knead to make a stiff dough.
Heat oil in a kadai. Take a portion of the pakora mixture and drop in hot oil crumbling with hand.
Fry till golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon and place on kitchen towel.
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