Bhaji / Pakodas with Spice Tea

Bhaji / Pakodas, is very popular from street food in India it is called Pakodi / Pakodas/ Bhaji – we goan call it in Konkani and Potatoes /Batatachi Kappa, well batata mean potatoes in Konkani  & Kappa mean slice we call in Konkani. The word pakodas is derived from Sanskrit.  It is a fried snack fitter, with besan/gram flour, with spice, and mix with onion and potatoes well.
These pakodas are also done with a deep-fried vegetable is suffixed with pakodas. For instance, can do with potato pagodas/cuppa is sliced potato wrapped in batter and deep-fried. And serve with cilantro/mint chutney.
Spice Tea I use Cardamon and Ginger, cardamom is good for digestive, mostly cardamom tea has been intake after meals to aid digestion, it also contains a natural antibacterial quality, and it helps to get rid dental bacteria, a cup of cardamom tea can be beneficial for treating bad breath, ginger helps to Lose weight & most significantly positive things, especially those who want to reduce some kilos 😛 can include into their diet, it also good for pregnant women, intake when they are suffering from morning sickness, it  has anti-inflammatory properties and thus may help relieve muscle soreness.,
Whenever my family has flu, I always make a ginger tea, or you can also make a juice of ginger and some honey and have like a syrup. I also give my 7 to 9 yrs, kids it’s very effective. When I was a child we use to relish this beauty in goan street food, with a Kappa of Spice Tea, my mum use to make at home, and it goes well in monsoon season, fried both pakodas with onion and with potatoes, so today I share the mum recipe that I use to relish when I was a child and today my kids relish this goan street food Bhaji / Kappa.
Ingredients for Bhaji / Pakodas : 
½  Cup Besan / Gram flour
1 tsp Red chilly powder
1 tsp  Fennel Seed / Ajwan
½ tsp Turmeric powder
2 Green chilly – Chopped strip
4 Onion  – chopped strip
Few Fresh Cilantro – chopped
Instructions :
1. Chopped onion lengthwise, chilly and fresh cilantro, take a bowl add onion, granny chilly, and salt and mix well, then add besan/gram flour add water, turmeric pwd, fennel seeds/ ajwain red chilly pwd. and water little by little and make thick consistency batter, adjust with salt.
2. Take a skillet, keep on flame add oil and let it heat at medium and drop 1 tbsp of butter, and let it fry till it is golden brown and fry both sides., and enjoy very crispy on the outside and medium soft to a crisp inside.
For Potatoes Kappa :
Ingredients for Potatoes Kappa Plain :
2 medium Potatoes
3/4 cup Besan / Gram flour
1/2 tsp. chilly pwd.
Instructions :
1. Peel the potatoes and slice, Take a bowl add gram flour, chilly pwd add water and salt,  make a thick consistency liquidy batter.
2. Keep a skillet add oil, and let it heat, meantime take the slice potatoes to dip into batter and coated nicely, and let oil heat medium and deep fry both the side till golden brown.
Ingredients for Potatoes Kappa with Rava :
2 medium Potatoes
3/4 cup Rava
1/2 tsp. chilly pwd.
1/2 tsp. chilly pwd.
Instructions : 
1. Peel the potatoes and slice, Take a plate add rava, turmeric pwd., chilly pwd, and add salt keep aside.
2. Keep a skillet add oil, and let it heat, meantime take the slice potatoes to apply rava mixture to both sides coated nicely, and let oil heat medium and shallow fry both the side till golden brown. This also can serve with food.

Masala Tea is noted below
Masala Tea Ingredients  :
3 Cup Milk
1 1/2  cup water
1/2 tbsp tea pwd.
1/2 inch Ginger
4 Cardamon
Instructions :
1. Take a mortar and crush ginger and cardamon together and keep aside.
2. Take a small pot add milk, water, and crush ginger and cardamon, (add more according to each choice) and let it simmer on low heat, for a second then add tea pwd. (according to each choice), and simmer for 4 minutes and switch off the flame all together 5 minutes to cook, strain the tea, add sugar (according to taste)
3. Serve with Bhaji / Pakodas with Mint / Cilantro Chutney or with Mayonnaise (tomato & Chilly) & Hot cuppa Masala Spice Tea.

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