Onion and Potato Fries Recipe:
Crisp onion and potato fries, alias ‘the classic Indian pakodas or bhajias’
The monsoon finally arrived and such a relief it is, almost a new life rekindled after all the sunny gloom. As it started pouring this evening I rushed to my terrace and stood captivated at the sight of the dull, dirty tress coming back to the lush green of life. A few minutes into the self-possession and I could feel my heart dance to the rhythm of the pitter-patter of those rain drops. All drenched I came back indoors not before half an hour of soaking in the holy waters, it felt surreal.
Once indoors and back to reality I first changed and dried myself, and then went straight into the kitchen and put some water on the stove for my adarak ki chai (ginger tea) and picked some onions and potatoes. You must have guessed it already; it was indeed “adrak wali Chai & Alo pyaaz ke pakoda” (Ginger tea and Onion-Potato Fries) on the way. These are the perfect and the best fit to a mood that’s romanticised by the rains; well the cravings for all that is fried, a hot flavoured cup of tea would linger on all through the rainy weather. Here goes my recipe to the crisp, hot classic Indian Pakodas.