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Sathumaavu Pakoda Recipe

As the rain pours down, all you feel like doing is sitting by the window with a cup of tea and pakodas! Try making this Sathumaavu Pakoda recipe, for both good health and good taste!
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Poonam


  • Sathumaavu - 1/3 cup
  • Gram flour - 1/4 cup
  • Rice flour – 1 tbsp
  • Big onion - 2 sliced
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing/Asafetida - 2 pinches
  • Finely chopped green chillies - 1 no
  • Curry leaves - few chopped
  • Coriander leaves – few chopped
  • Mint leaves – few chopped
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece chopped
  • Hot oil - 1 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1/2 tsp I used frozen ghee
  • Water – Very little say 1.5 tbsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry


  • In a wide bowl, take all the ingredients except cooking oil and ghee.Mix everything well without adding water; the onions will release some water as you mix.
  • Heat oil to deep fry. Take a tbsp of hot oil and add to the flour. Add ghee and mix well. Then sprinkle a few drops of water and make a dough.
  • To check if the oil is ready, drop a tiny amount of batter into it. If the batter rises to the surface immediately, the oil is ready. Reduce the flame to medium high & pinch in a portion of batter and drop in the oil, letting it fall gradually.
  • Cook till onions turn golden brown. Drain the oil on a kitchen napkin and serve.