Colocasia Pakoda (Crispy Fried Fritters)

Introduction: Colocasia Pakoda (Crispy Fried Fritters)

About: I like to make things more simple with easily available resources. My favorite quote: A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write...

We have an edible Colocasia plant (Colocasia esculenta) growing in our garden and we use both the corms and leaves to make delicious dishes at home. Colocasia leaves are an excellent source of many vitamins, potassium, magnesium & folate and also contains lots of fiber and used in cooking in many parts of India.

Here is an easy recipe to make Colocasia Pakoda (Crispy Fried Fritters) using leaves of the plant.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1:

Harvest a couple of young  Colocasia leaves and wash them clean. Remove the stems and chop the leaves in to small pieces.

Step 2:

Take water in a  bowl and dissolve a small ball of Tamarind. Soak the chopped Colocasia leaves in the Tamarind water for about fifteen to twenty minutes. This will remove the acridity from the leaves, which may cause itching in the mouth.

Remove and drain out water from the chopped leaves.

Step 3: Making the Batter

Other Ingredients:
  1. One cup of Chickpea flour (Besen)
  2. Two teaspoons of Cumin seed powder
  3. Two teaspoons of Fennel seed powder
  4. One teaspoon of Red chilly powder
  5. Half a teaspoon of Asafoetida
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Water

Step 4:

Method:
  1. Mix all the ingredients in water to make a thick paste
  2. Add the chopped Colocassia leaves and mix well

Now your mix is ready to make Pakodas.

Step 5:

Heat oil in a pan and deep fry pieces of Colocassia mix. Remove from oil when they are crispy.

Colocassia Pakoda (Crispy fried fritters) are ready.

Serve with Chutney or Tomato / Chilly sauce and coffee.

Snack Food

Participated in the
Snack Food

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • One Pot Meals Speed Challenge

      One Pot Meals Speed Challenge
    • Backyard Contest

      Backyard Contest
    • First Time Author Contest

      First Time Author Contest

    2 Discussions

    0
    TeresaM7
    TeresaM7

    4 years ago

    I doubt I can find the leaves of this particular plant here in the USA, but I'm sure the technique and other ingredients will work fine with other vegetables.
    I'm really loving your Instructables!

    0
    antoniraj
    antoniraj

    Reply 4 years ago

    thank you... you can use any other vegetable to make this