Curry leaves pakoda recipe – Curry leaves end up being this ingredient you add for flavour and discard while eating but this curry leaves pakoda gives this herb what it deserves, a true seat at the table. A fabulous evening snack with loads of flavour, go grab some fresh curry leaves and make some right away.
I can’t believe it’s been this long since I shared a recipe here. Time has flown and has stood still for us and it’s strange, it’s new, and it’s still great.
Sameera is almost 5 months old and I have been so engrossed in being a new mom that everything, including cooking and blogging, has taken a backseat. In fact, I haven’t entered the kitchen to cook in over 5 months now!
This is also the longest “break” I have taken from work in over 12 years and being home through the day was both boring and exhilarating. The biggest bonus is all the snacks our new helper has been churning up. She’s a great cook and this curry leaves pakoda recipe is her idea.
Fresh curry leaves are a must so if you don’t have some handy, I’d say skip making this until you can get some. They also need to have the stalks on for you to be able to dip the curry leaves in the batter and get some yummy pakodas going.
The batter itself is quite customisable based on what you prefer. We loved the addition of ajwain in this but keep it light so that the curry leave flavour will dominate the pakoda.
Serve this crunchy and delicious snack with some hot tea (or coffee if that’s your thing) and watch the evening go by. Bliss!
For other snack ideas to rock your world, check out quick and easy snacks under 15 minutes. You may also love this arbi tikki recipe, sev chaat because who doesn’t love a good chaat recipe, and bhel puri, of course!
Curry Leaves Pakoda Recipe
- 10-12 fresh curry leaves on stalk
- 1/2 cup besan gram flour / kadalai maavu
- 1/4 tsp red chilli powder adjust to taste
- 1/4 tsp freshly pounded coriander seeds
- 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
- A pinch of baking soda
- Salt to taste
- Water as needed
- Oil for deep frying
- Wash and pat dry the curry leaves with a kitchen towel
- Using a pestle and mortar or a spice grinder, coarsely grind or pound the coriander leaves
- Mix together in a bowl - besan, coriander seeds, chilli powder, and salt
- Add enough water to make a thick batter and mix thoroughly
- Heat oil to smoking point
- Add the baking soda to pakoda batter and mix again
- Dip each stalk of curry leaves into the batter and drop into the hot oil
- Fry until golden brown
- Drain onto plates lined with kitchen towel and continue with the remaining curry leaf stalks
- Serve hot with coffee or tea
Step by Step Curry Leaves Pakoda Recipe
Wash and pat dry the curry leaves with a kitchen towel
Using a pestle and mortar or a spice grinder, coarsely grind or pound the coriander leaves
Mix together in a bowl – besan, coriander seeds, chilli powder, and salt
Add enough water to make a thick batter and mix thoroughly
Heat oil to smoking point. Add the baking soda to pakoda batter and mix again
Dip each stalk of curry leaves into the batter until well coated
Drop carefully into the hot oil
Fry until golden brown
Drain onto plates lined with kitchen towel and continue with the remaining curry leaf stalks. Serve hot with coffee or tea
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this post reminded me of my days in villages. Most of the time we used to make curry leaves pakodas and onion pakodas. Feeling very happy after reading this. post. Thanks for sharing.
I love curry leaves – they are just so aromatic! One of my favorite smells in the whole world. Thanks for this recipe! One question: I notice that in the ingredients list, you call for baking powder, but in the instructions you speak of baking soda. I expect that it’s soda that you’re really calling for, but don’t want to make a mistake. Can you clarify?
Many thanks! I love your site and consult it all the time.
that’s right, it’s baking soda that’s used in this recipe! I have edited to fix this. thank you 🙂
Thanks! I thought so, but wanted to be sure. I believe I will make a batch this weekend!
Thanks again for all the work you do on this site. It is – hands down – the best out there.
i so appreciate the kind words 🙂
This was delicious!
Made it for company and we both loved it. When my own curry leaf trees are big enough, I will have to make it a bit more often. 😉
what an innovative recipe to bring the humble curry leaf to the forefront. Love it!
i agree! glad you like the recipe
Yummy. Already saved the recipe tips into my Diary. I always try to convenience my mom to make different different types of pakoda recipes. because i love this and It will happen again and again. Thank you so much for sharing.
Interesting! Bookmarked. My MIL has the habit of adding curry leaves with the with the stalk into recipes. But the Pakora idea is fab.