Thursday, November 10, 2011

Oats Pakoda(Pakora)/Oats Fritters | Indian Oats Recipes....FF-TT # 1

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LinkI am here to kick start my 'Family Food - Tasty Thursdays (FF-TT)' series. I don't think that this time introduction is required for any one as I had already introduced all my cousins in my earlier series.Even this time,the first post is sent to me by my S-I-L Ashwini .Because of lack of time I gave her a dead line to send her entry and she had sent it with no choice though she wanted some more time to think something else and send.
Pakoras are one of the most popular snacks which is best when served with evening tea.Onion pakora,paneer pakora,bread pakora,mirch pakoda,alu/kela pakora,capsicum pakora are the most common varieties.Though the ingredients for base are similar with minor variations it is really challenging to make good and crispy pakoras.Ideally pakoras should be crispy outside with a soft texture inside and also should not be oily.

These oats pakoras are quite different from the other pakoras as there is no besan(chickpea flour) in it and is made very healthy with greens and ragi flour.This oats pakoda is packed with protein, iron and calcium.If you want to give your family a healthy oats snack you can opt this version for sure as this is a easy and healthy way to feed the fussy oat haters.This can be served as a party appetizer too.

Oats Pakoda(Fritters) Recipe:
(Yields around 20)

Ingredients:
1 cup quick cooking Oats
1/3 cup hot Water
2 tbsp Rice flour
2 tbsp Ragi flour
1/2 cup finely chopped Palak
1/8 cup finely chopped Curry leaves
1 medium sized Onion,finely chopped
1/8 cup finely chopped Coriander leaves
4-5 green Chillies
3/4" Ginger
4-5 Garlic pods
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Method:
  • Mix quick oats with hot water and keep it aside for about 5 minutes. ( Avoid adding too much of water as water oozes out of onions when added to this mixture)
  • Grind ginger,garlic and green chillies to a coarse paste.
  • Mean while heat oil for deep frying in a kadai.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients rice flour,ragi flour,chopped palak,onions,curry leaves,coriander leaves,ginger-garlic-green chilli paste,turmeric powder and red chili powder to the oats mixture and mix well.
  • If required you can add little hot water, the consistency of the mixture should be like onion pakoda mixture.
  • Drop the mixture in bunches like how we do for onion pakoda or shape them into small balls and drop them into hot oil on medium heat. Fry the fritters till golden brown.
Serve them hot or warm with tomato ketchup/chutney with a cup of coffee/tea.

56 comments:

Pavithra said...

Looks absolutely scrumptious and nice to see this series again with yumm mouthwatering snack..

faseela said...

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A healthy snack.......and an innovative idea

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy Pakoras,luks tempting...

Sudha Sabarish said...

A healthy pakora and adding ragi flour is new to me.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Now there are two oats haters at my house...Hus and son...one says that it is like hay and other just locks the mouth...:)
These pakodas look superb...crispy and yummy...bookmarking it...

kanthi said...

A nutritous healthy snack,luks lovely.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Interesting and innovative recipe,looks crispy and delicious.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

interesting n mouth watering healthy snack..

Priti said...

Pakoda looks so delish and perfectly done .....

Hari Chandana said...

Woww... delicious and tempting snack.. send me some dear.. Yummy :)
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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Healthy and siper inviting Pakoras Dear.Luv it.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks crispy and yummy pakoras....You can also try paniyaram pan for a more healthy version :)

Jayasri Ravi said...

Healthy pakoras adding Ragi Fllour is interesting Lovely clicks a Good Start to your New series

Rumana Rawat said...

Awesome dear:)

Treat and Trick said...

Innovative and healthy combo! So yum...

Prathibha said...

Thanks all for your support for the series..
@ sharmilee ..yeah agree that paniyaram pan would be a healthy alternative.But in this case,as we add rice flour and ragi flour to the pakoda and the consistency would be very thick it does not cook well in paniyaram pan and would not be crispy..Hence deep frying is needed in this case.. as it is loaded wid healthy ingredients guilt once in a while is accepted right?

jeyashrisuresh said...

love all the healthy ingredients in this dish. nice snack

Radhika said...

Oh My this is so good. Nice way of feeding the children oats. thanks for sharing this with us all Prathy.

Mythreyi said...

What a Healthy way of eating Pakoras... must try for me..


-Mythreyi
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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely series! I am very much loving this one! Looking forward for more :)

Rekha shoban said...

very interesting n healthy pokoda!!lvovly click!

Vandana Rajesh said...

wow oats and palak..what a healthy combo. These crispy crunchy pakodas looks so delicious..absolutely mouthwatering. Thanks for dropping by at my blog.

Priya said...

Lovely series, super crispy fritters makes me drool..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy delicious fritter :)

Prathima Rao said...

The pakoras are so crispy!!!! Absolutely mouthwatering!!
Prathima Rao
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Tina said...

Healthy and delicious pakora...

Aarthi said...

yummy yummy..Delicious..Thanks for the recipe dear

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

With so many healthy ingredients this sounds really healthy snack

Deepa
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Rajee Mani said...

Amazing pakoras, love the idea of adding oats.

Indulge said...

Looks yumm and healthy cannot get better!!
Love Ash.

Shanavi said...

These looks super crispy and fab..Very healthy snack item

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Delicious and crispy one. Looking forward for your next series.

Uma's Culinary World said...

interesting and innovative way of eating oats.. surely yummy :)

divya said...

Interesting and innovative recipe,looks crispy and delicious.

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

This is a very tasty way of preparing oats. Love the idea of using it in pakoras! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Hope you will visit again soon :)

aipi said...

What a cool way to eat oats! Love the recipe!
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sanjeeta kk said...

Wonderful recipe..healthy too!

hemalata said...

Healthy n yummy pakodas,well presented.

Latha said...

First time here.....yummy and healthy pakodas...will try it soon.

Dolly said...

Healthy pakoras..Very innovative too with Ragi flour and oats.. Beautiful Clicks as well.

chitraj.hegde said...

Pakoda is inviting.....very nice pics also it must have tasted very yummy (as it looks) a healthy snack...good one

Suja said...

Absolutely delicious..tempting snack..

Babli said...

Looks crispy, crunchy, tasty and yummy. Lovely presentation.

Sobha Shyam said...

absolutely delicious and healthy pakoras..

Kaveri said...

Very tempting pakodas...I like the idea of substituting chickpea flour with ragi

anthony stemke said...

This is an interesting use of oatmeal.

Sreevalli said...

Healthy & delicious...

Seetha said...

Looks great..

Archana said...

Great one. Scrumptious n healthy.
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Ambreen said...

Very healthy pakoras, looks tempting!

Surekha said...

Hmmmm Never tried oats pakora before, will definitely give it a try. They look very delicious..thanks for sharing..

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I tried yr recipe last Sunday, it was delicious. I always come to yr website to check whether u posted any new dishes.. Love yr photography ...

Ani

Prathibha said...

@ Ani, Thanks for trying and letting me know abt it..I m glad that u liked it..Do visit my blog regularly for more delicious recipes.

Kala said...

first time here gonna mad by looking at this yummy n healthy pakoda..kuduos for the recipe

Viji Siddharth said...

Hey prachi
I like this recipe. However, can you give a substitute for ragi? My son is allergic to ragi and besan
Thanks
Viji

Prathibha said...

@viji...you can replace ragi with rice flour in the above recipe..the idea of adding ragi is to make it healthy,else you can use rice flour for the binding

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