Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool, everyone :)

I still remember those silly days when we eagerly wait for the fool's day to play pranks on each other. The school  summer holidays might have just begun and all used to be in such high spirits to try some silly prank on each other and once they fall for it, shout "april fool" :)...and out there again planning for the next prank....oh! my....gone are those i try to play a prank on my hubby, like i say "there is a fly over your shoulder", he gives me that look with arched brows(which says "you have nothing better to do?")
anyway its always nice to be a kid....the best time of life :)

Spring is in the air...trees start blooming...pleasant weather....what better time for garma garam pakoras(warm crispy fritters)...
Lent season is also started playing around with veggies at home...especially the ones which are not seen otherwise in my veg say, Spinach

Palak Pakoras (Spinach fritters)

You'll need:

Spinach: 1 cup (chopped)
Onion: 1 (medium sized)
Besan (chic pea flour): 1 cup
Red chili powder: 1 tbsp
Asafoetida: 1/4 tsp
Salt: to taste
Oil: enough to deep fry

How to make:

Wash and pat dry spinach and chop them nicely.
Chop the onion also into thin slices.
Mix besan, red chili powder, asafoetida, salt together.
Add a few teaspoons of water , just enough to make a thick batter.
Put the veggies in the mixture and combine it all together until all the veggies get coated with the batter.
Heat a pan with enough oil for deep frying.
Using a fork, spread small amounts of the mixture into the oil and deep fry till its golden brown on each side.
Drain them on to a paper towel...
Serve them hot with mint chutney or tomato ketchup....yummmmm
my hubby sandwich them between bread slices and eat them as bhaji pav....needless to say he is from aamchi mumbai :)


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