Z as in Zig-Zag Pakoda (Pakkavada)

Kerala Pakkavada is an easy, crisp and everyday snack. Though a little spicy, it wouldn’t burn your mouth hot. Pakkfrog-z-letteravada is a very common snack in a Kerala household. You either make it or buy from shops. It’s not one of my favourites- but it’s definitely my Dad’s and sister’s. πŸ™‚ Oh, she is here at my home now- came for a visit. And I’m super-excited. I’m cooking all things possible and she blurted out, “Wish I’m born as your daughter in my next birth”!!! What other compliment you want, eh? πŸ˜› πŸ˜›



Roasted rice flour- 1cup, Gram flour-2cups, Red chilli powder- 11/2 tsps, Asafoetida-1/2tsp, Melted butter- 11/2tbsp, Β Water- 11/2cups, Salt, Curry leaves to garnish and Oil for deep frying.


Sift the flours, salt, red chilli powder in a mixing bowl. Drizzle melted butter and knead- loooser than chappathi dough. Set aside.

Heat oil for deep fry.

Fill the Idiyappam mould with the dough and press through the Pakkavada slit into the hot oil. Fry until golden and remove. Let it cool.

Fry the curry leaves and garnish the Pakkavada. Store in containers and serve hot with Chai Β πŸ™‚


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