Pakoda Platter has different varieties of pakoda deep-fried and served on a platter. This Platter has a dish for all with all the varieties being so easy to make.
When I wanted to make a Pakoda Platter, I wanted to include different vegetable-based and other variety that would appeal to my kids. So I went about selecting pakodas that I have been wanting to make for a while.
In this platter, each bajji or pakoda has a different batter base, depending on the vegetable used. I have noticed my north Indian friends referring to all batter based deep-fried snacks as Pakora. In the South, we call each type differently like bajji or bonda, or vada.
Pakoda refers to all deep-fried dishes using vegetable or other ingredients like nuts, Paneer, Meat, where the main ingredient is mixed with flour and it coats the main ingredient. These Pakodas mostly looks like a cluster of balls, crispy and crunchy to eat. Examples would be Onion Pakoda, Mixed Veg Pakoda.
Bajjis refers to all those deep-fried dishes where the main ingredient is coated with a thick spiced batter and deep-fried. Examples would be Potato Pakoda, Onion Pakoda, Paneer Pakoda, etc.
Bondas is a typical South Indian deep-fried version, where the final dish is always a ball, it can be just a ball of Urad dal batter deep-fried or Potato stuffed Besan coated Bonda.
We call Fries where thinly sliced and battered ones like Onion Fries. These are very crispy and crunchy to eat.
Having a clear picture of what we are talking about makes it very important. Finally, I wanted to have each of them in my Pakoda Platter and hence included different stuffings.
Pakoda Platter Menu
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