Janmashtami is the celebration of birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm all over India in the month of July or August. As kids we used to look forward to this festival because it was a great day to get together with friends and decorate the jhankis based on Lord Krishna’s life and also have different things to eat which are allowed during vrat or fasting. One of the items I used to look forward to along with fruits was, Kutu Aur Singhare Ki Pakodi.
These pakodi’s are made with the batter of Kutu and Singhare ka atta and tastes awesome with plain dahi (curd) or coriander chutney. As the regular salt is not allowed during the fasting, we use senda namak for flavour. I still love these and on the occasion of Janmashtami, I am sure to make these once again to have with my family. I am sure many of you would also love to have these and you can try this recipe to make some delicious Kuttu Aur Singhare Ki Pakodi for yourself. Happy Janmashtami!
Ingredients needed for Kuttu Aur Singhare Ki Pakodi
- Kuttu ka atta – 1/2 cup
- Singhare ka atta – 1/2 cup
- Boiled and grated potatoes – 1 cup
- Senda namak to taste
- Coriander leaves
- Green chili – 1 (chopped)
- Oil for frying
How to make Kuttu Aur Singhare Ki Pakodi
- Mix everything in a bowl with water to make a pakodi like batter.
- Heat oil in a pan, when it is hot, drop small pakodis in it and fry till golden brown.
- Remove on plate lined with a kitchen towel.
- Serve hot with curd.