Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Baby Corn Pakoras with Ginger coffee


I love lunch time. To me it's more than just about food. I usually skip breakfast in working days and tend to take an early lunch... and so, I always wait for lunch hour. Also its a great excuse for me to take an extended break from work and chit-chat with friends, while getting recharged with some great food. In summer it gets extra special for me as I take a leisure walk around my office building enjoying some fresh air right after my lunch. It greatly refreshes me to handle the rest of the day. So, I never skip lunch hours even if I'm extremely busy at work. While getting the work done is important, I feel that certainly there should be some break time to just refuel myself, so that I am more productive for the rest of the day. While writing this, I remember a friend of mine who used to work with me in my previous office. During lunch time he would grab his lunch box and drive to the airport which is about 10 mins drive from our office. He then finds a spot outside the airport from where he can watch the planes take-off and land while having lunch! It used to be his favorite time of the day! He wouldn't miss it no matter how busy he is at work. He said he enjoys that a lot as his own private time. I used to admire his habit and was quite impressed the way he was creating a "mini-vacation" time everyday just for himself.

Things were different in India though. Back in India, my favorite time used to be coffee break instead of lunch time! May be perhaps, I used to have home-made breakfast before leaving to work, so I wouldn't starve until lunch. Mine would be a quick lunch most of the time. I worked in India for a few years before moving to the U.S, and we all friends at office used to enjoy going out for a short coffee break! There were plenty of snack shops/coffee shops around our office, and we used to enjoy hot and fresh onion pakoras, samosas, veg. puffs etc with coffee. To me that was a good fun time with friends. I miss those good old days.

Well, about this recipe now.. I made this over the weekend while we were mostly in a mood to munch. A very quick snack if you happen to have some baby corns in your fridge. It came out great and was a perfect snack for the evening. We enjoyed the pakoras with "Sukku Malli Coffee" - coffee spiced with ginger and corriander. I love this coffee and I used to have in India on road-side coffee shops. A very healthy drink made of dried ginger powder, corriander seeds powder and jaggery. Its known to help digestion.

The recipe goes for the Rushina's Pakora Event and this picture of Sukku Malli Coffee goes for Jai & Bee's Click Event.


Ingredients

  • Baby Corns - 20
  • Ginger/garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • G.chillies - 1 (optional)
  • Maida/All purpose flour - 1 tbsp
  • Corn flour - 1 tbsp
  • Besan - 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt
Procedure

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl by sprinkling water little by little. Mixture should be thick and stiff. Should NOT be watery like bajji batter.
  • Deep fry in oil.
Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.

26 comments:

Cham said...

look like manchurian :) should be tasty with baby corn! Yummy entry and click too

rekhas kitchen said...

mmm pakoda looks so yummy I make ginger tea but ginger coffee first time I am a coffee fan will try this intresting

Priti said...

Pakoras looking yummy and ginger coffee looks nice ...in SG we get ginger coffee (with milk) that was the first time I had ginger coffee and liked it very much.
and ya the click is gud...

Purva Desai said...

Pakodas looks really drooling and with ginger coffee...wow

easycrafts said...

Hearing ginger coffee for the first time too...pakoras look tempting

bee said...

thank you for a delicious entry.

Paru ... said...

This is my first time visiting your blog..I love the color and variety of your recipes..

Nice to see another south indian blog around...

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

the corn pakodas are just drool-worthy!! the click entry looks awesome as well...perfect pairing as i would go crazy eating the pakodas!! ;-)

vandana rajesh said...

baby corn pakodas...that soundsreally yummy and what better than ginger tea to go with hot crispy delicious pakodas:)

Laavanya said...

I have sukku malli powder - do you make it from scratch? If so, please post that recipe... The fried baby corn looks delicious and I definitely agree with you on taking a mini break for us during the work-day to recharge us.

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

pakodas look yummy. iam a hubg fan of baby corn .. N 1st time coming across ginger coffee ..

Sireesha said...

Yumm yumm pakodas make me drooling...I am coffee fan will try ginger coffee next time....Gr8 click...

Ramya Bala said...

delicious pakora and sukku malli Kaapi :)-My dad loves it and he only makes it at home,though i am on the other side...very good entries dear

Shreya said...

Great pakoras:-) I love baby corn! Awesome entry for click...ginger tea is my favorite, will surely try this ginger coffee recipe..

Suma Rajesh said...

woo yummy entry...and the ginger coffee looks like taking a sip...superb

Indranee said...

Sujatha, this is such a great combination...very tempting! Plz check my blog...have got something for you:)

Madhavi said...

WOW pakora look so delicious, mouthwatering. Ginger coffee, new for me. Great entry!!!

Illatharasi said...

Good combo to have on a rainy day ;)

Usha said...

Oh I have never heard of coffee spiced with ginger how interesting,you baby corn pakoras look very tempting :)

Sireesha said...

Wish U A Happy Friendship Day Sujatha :))

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Sujatha...
Those are perfect snack for any evening. Nice party food also. YUM!. Looks so good. Ginger coffee sounds healthy.

SriLekha said...

added u to my blogroll!

Jeena said...

Yummy pakodas mmmmmmm!

delhibelle said...

I can SO have that whole plate of pakoras by myself!

sridevi said...

wow i am loving this pakora event many mouth watering varities of pakodas and urs baby corn pakoda looks delicious and yummy thanx for this lovely one

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow they are tempting. Gr8 pic yaar.Ginger coffee hmmmm something new. I like that cornflakes kheer also.