Saturday, September 19, 2015

Oats-Spinach Pakode

    "Calories Don't Count On The Weekend"..
        It's idiosyncratic to me when people around me moan and groan about losing weight. The answer is so obvious and simple. Introduce some balance into your life and your body, your skin, your mind and your spirit will all align themselves perfectly, just like a good head stand. It's always been very important to me to achieve a kind of balance in my and my family's life. These days everyone is interested to eat healthy. As a cook I use cream, oil and butter if dish requires it but I also like to eat with Oats, quinoa, spinach, kale and some more organic fruits and vegetables too. 

      This recipe is one of "My kind" recipe which has oil and also has some oats and spinach, so in short this recipe is balance of healthy food & indulgent food. Pakodas are always favorite to all at any time. I'm sure you will try "Oats-Spinach Pakode" this weekend and will rock your weekend. So don't count the calories this weekend just follow the recipe and forget about bad factor(deep frying), because Oats-Spinach Pakode has more good factor(oats reduce cholesterol) in it....
Ingredients:
1 cup Oats
2 tbls Semolina (Rawa)    
1 cup Besan(Gram flour)
2 cups roughly chopped Spinach
1 tbls  Ginger paste
1 tbls Green Chilli Paste
1 tsp Red Chillie powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp dry Mango powder(Amchur)
1 tsp black Pepper powder
1 tsp Taco seasoning powder(optional)
1 tsp Paprika powder
1 cup finely chopped Onions
Salt to taste
1 1/2 tbls fruit salt(ENO) or 1tsp soda bicarbonate (I used eno)
Water to make Pakoda batter.
Oil to deep fry.
For Sprinkle Masala:
1 tsp chaat masala
1 tsp taco seasoning powder
Method:
* Take a big mixing bowl.
* Add oats in it and add some water in oats.

* Mix and rest for about 7-8 minutes.
* Add semolina, chopped spinach, ginger paste, green chilli paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, amchur powder, black pepper powder, taco seasoning, paprika powder, chopped onions and salt.
* Mix all together.
* Add water to make pakoda batter and mix very well.
* Heat the oil in frying pan.
* Add fruit salt(eno) in batter and mix well gain.
* Take batter and fry the pakoda in hot oil till half fry.
* Place them on a paper towel and let them cool down.
* Heat the oil again and place all pakoda in to hot oil and fry them again.
* Fry till they are golden brown in color.
* Sprinkle some mixture of chaat masala and taco seasoning on them.
* Serve Oat-Spinach Pakode with garlic chutney or ketchup.


                              Good Food
                                       Good Mood
                                                Good Weekend..
अलविदा till next time.