Monday, 28 May 2012

Beat the heat with Dahi-pakodiyan

All of us know how effective yoghurt is in fighting the summer heat.  And as we move towards summers I’d like to share a recipe that will help you beat the summer heat to some extent with ingredients such as mint and fresh coriander – a combination that is sure to help you protect yourself and your loved ones from heat wave.

Ingredients :

20 gms                 Pakodiyan (or boondi as it is called in some regions)

125 ml                  Yoghurt (dahi)

Salt (according to test)

1 pinch                 Red chilli powder

¼ Tsp.                   Mint powder

¼ Tsp.                   Cumin powder

10 gms                 Fresh Coriander (finely chopped)


Take yoghurt and beat it into a thin mix.  Add a little water.
Add salt, red chilli powder and mint powder.  Mix.

Add pakodis and mix.

Add cumin powder and mix.

Garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander.

Serve as a side-dish with pulao, puris or chappatis. 

Pakodis are made of besan (chickpea flour) and are quite nutritious.


  1. It is and the mint-coriander combination makes it even more appropriate for summers.