Friday, 17 November 2017

In and Around Barcelona



The vineyards at Oller del Mas Castle



By now you all know that I love to eat food and travel as well looking at the blog and the Instagram profile and the Facebook page and the twitter account. If you don't know, I'll say it again, 'I love eating, traveling and exploring new areas and also eat food in those areas.'

I will start with a long background now and directly get to the point which was what all went into the planning for the trip. I read about where all I can visit, what all can be done and started noting down. Took me about a month to plan a 16 day trip across Spain.

The places covered were Barcelona, Seville, Granada, Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, Valencia and Buñol. The days of my travel were divided as below -

Barcelona - 4 nights & 4 days
Seville - 2 nights & 2 days
Granada - 2 nights & 2 days
Madrid - 3 nights & 4 days
Valencia - 3 nights & 2 days

Let's begin with the first place - Barcelona.
Stayed at Kabul Party Hostel as I was alone and to be honest, the place was good. Centrally located in La Rambla which is the most happening area. Majority of the bars, restaurants and the nightlife is there.
The multi-peaked rocky range of Montserrat
Day 1 was a trip to Montserrat which is about a 1 hours drive from Barcelona. You can take a tour package like I did and I'm glad that I took it (You can check Castle Experience for the same). The tour commenced from a pickup point to Montserrat via bus. Montserrat is a multi-peaked rocky range and is mainly known as the site of Benedictine Abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary.

Cottage cheese and honey
Local liqueur
Post the tour around the place, I visited the small farmers market in the area nearby where you could find some organic honey, homegrown cheese and not just normal cheese, flavors and lots of varieties. One of them that I had was cottage cheese mixed with organic honey. This was pretty good and different. The cheese was crumbly but yet soft and went very well with the honey. There was also a liqueur tasting in which, you get to try 4 different liqueurs and then they give you a sweet bread which was soo soft, light and really good.

It was time for some Spanish lunch along with a tour of the local vineyard which showed us the process of how the wine is made and not to forget the wine tasting.
The lunch has some classic dishes like the Gazpacho Soup, Ham and Cheese toast, the local cheesecake and more.

This was also complemented with wine. The tour took the next step and we did walk up to the vineyard and it was good that there was this walk as it helped us digest some food. Post the wine tasting, we headed back to the bus and to the city where the tour ended at Plaza Catalunya which is the city center.

The vineyards at Oller del Mas Castle

It was already evening by the time I reached the city so I decided to explore the local area i.e. the streets near Plaza Catalunya a bit before heading back to the hostel.
A tip - Invest in a travel card there which will give you access to the buses, metros if any. You can travel as many times you want in the public transport.

Day 2 - Time to check out the beaches of Costa Brava. Here also I took a tour by Julia Travels and they took care of everything i.e. from travel to showing around and guiding with other things to see in the area.

Lloret de Mar



The tour started with reaching Lloret De Mar, walking the waterfront for some time, admiring the beach and the clean waters. Next, it was stopping in the middle of the sea with the help of a ferry/boat, it moved along with coastline in the sea and stopped so that one could actually the fishes in the water. Trust me it's that clear.


Tossa De Mar - View from The Walled In Old Town
Next stop was Tossa De Mar, this is in the north of Costa Brava and where you can go and check The Walled In Old
Town - Vila Vella enceinte which is the only example of fortified medieval town still standing on the Catalan coast. There is a lighthouse up there which is now a restaurant but you can still see the view of the beautiful sea from there.



The new Fisherman's Village street



While coming down, take the route through the town, you will see some old shops, houses and the lanes which were amazing. Eat lunch at the new fisherman's village or at any restaurant facing the beach. The food at all the places smells delicious.
The other option that you have is to go take a dip in the sea and enjoy the clean waters.











Varieties of Salts you can find at La Boqueria 
Day 3 - I like ham and wanted to try out different types of ham so visited this places - Jamon Experience located in La Rambla. You can try various types of ham and if you want to take the guide also where they will teach you how it is made and how it is cured. Just nearby this on the opposite side is the La Boqueria, its quite a famous market here and you can actually enjoy a lot of things eating, drinking and tasting if you like visiting such places. For me, it was just like a heaven filled with lots of ingredients and food.


Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
After a good time spent, it was to explore what else Barcelona has to offer.
On the list, there was Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, one great cathedral and it was huge and it was beautiful. At a walking distance of about 10-12 mins, there was Museu De La Xocolata and Museu Picasso. Do not miss the hot chocolate at the Museu De La Xocolata, it was just amazing. Go for the big cup and not the small. All art lovers have to check the Museu Picasso but remember there is always a big queue to enter. So if you have the time and patience, it is worth visiting.
Arc De Triomf
Other places on the list were the Parc De La Ciutadella, it is one of the largest parks in Barcelona, take a walk, lie down on the grass and soak up some of the sunlight for Vitamin D. If you are there go and see the Arc De Triomf and at times there are artists performing over there. I was lucky to see some of it and the music they played was really good. Take a walk and sit beside the water at Moll De Bosch I Alsina, there are some food stalls as well to eat. If you want, visit the Museu d'Historia de Catalunya (I skipped the museum).









Trophy collection at Camp Nou Museum

Day 4 - Last Day in Barcelona and I kept the important places for this day. Started with Camp Nou and this is a must visit place for all football fans. The tour of the whole place will take at least 2 hours and you get to see the field as well. DO not forget to click many pictures here :P





Camp Nou

Next on the list was a trip to Montjuïc, from here you can get a view of the town and also a view of the docks.
La Sagrada Familia
Lastly, it was one of those places that a person should not miss if you are in Barcelona - La Sagrada Familia. If you have a single day in Barcelona, then this is the place to go for sure. It is the most beautiful works of architecture I have seen. The detailing and attention to each and everything taken to make this Gaudi wonder is just mind-blowingly amazing. Each and everything that is present in the building has a reason for the same.


It has been almost 135 years and the church is not complete yet and will take more 9 years for the same. The Gothic building is a UNESCO world heritage. One can actually spend hours in the church. (My images did not turn out that good, the weather was a bit cloudy but still, I managed to click some so apologies for the not so good images here.)


This was the last thing I did in Barcelona and was off to Seville after this and to know more about that, a detailed post on Seville and Granada are coming up soon on the blog, so subscribe now if you want updates and want to know about the coming parts of the trip.




Oh, I forgot to tell you how did Spain happen and why I wanted to visit the place. There is a small backstory to it.

Like last year, how I had taken a trip to Hong Kong and Bangkok, this year for my trip I had Spain in my mind. After a lot of confusion, thanks to some friends, office colleagues (They tried to brainwash me and confuse me with multiple places).
Spain was a place I wanted to visit from the time I saw the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD) (sounds filmy right ?). What they showed in the movie was something I wanted to explore, the country and the cities, understand the food there, the culture and learn more about traveling alone and enjoying.

Btw there will be a detailed post coming following this post in a couple of weeks on the individual places/cities.


Saturday, 28 October 2017

My Itinerary In Spain



The Alhambra


So before we start, I would like to mention that this is my itinerary and what all places I visited. At most places, I stayed in Hostels and was traveling via public transport or on foot but you can alter things according to your convenience and the time you have.
The total duration that I was in Spain was 16 days (including the internal transfers, arrival, and departure from Spain) and the break up for the same are as follows - 

Barcelona - 4 days
Seville - 2 days
Granada - 2 days
Madrid - 4 days
Valencia -  2 days

In Barcelona, I stayed at Kabul Party hostel located in La Rambla. You can check a hotel suitable for you. 
What all I visited in Barcelona - 
1. Montserrat - It's a Monastery located about an hour away from Barcelona on the multi-peaked rocky range.
2. The local vineyards near Montserrat along with some Spanish Lunch and a tour of the Vineyard. 
3. Once back in the city, roaming the streets of Plaza De Catalyuna. 
Tossa De Mar
4. You can take a bus from Plaza De Catalyuna to Costa Brava i.e. Lloret De Mar, take a walk on the beach and then a ferry to Tossa De Mar where you can tour the Old Town Village and the new Fisherman's Village. Lunch options are huge there with lots of varieties and good alcohol. 
5. Take a walk down the streets of La Rambla while sipping on some coffee and post that dinner can be done at a good restaurant in the same area. 
6. Ham Tasting can be done at Jamon Experience in La Rambla. 
7. Walk till the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar one great cathedral you can check it. 
Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
8. All chocolate lovers need to visit the Museu De La Xocolata and then sip onto the rich, dark, creamy hot chocolate. 
9. Picasso Fan? Stand in the line to enter the Museu Picasso and enjoy the art. (I didn't have the patience to stand in line for about almost an hour and a half).
10. Just close to this is located the Parc De La Ciutadella. It's huge, take a walk, and go and see the Arc De Triomf. 
La Sagrada Familia
11. Don't forget to eat and post that sit beside the water at Moll De Bosch I Alsina. Close to La Rambla. If you want check Museu d'Història de Catalunya if you are interested in knowing the history of Catalyuna. 
12. Camp Nou is a must for all football fans. Take the tour of the whole stadium. 
13. Limited time in Barcelona? One place which you must for sure visit is the La Sagrada Familia, it's beautiful. 
14. Love food? check the La Boqueria market.
15. Montjuïc - A hill in Barcelona and the view from there is very good. You can see the docks, the city.
That's all folks for Barcelona - Check the detailed blog for more suggestions. The blog will be out soon.

Camp Nou
Alcazar of Seville


It's time for Seville -
1. The most important place The Alcazar of Seville along with a tour of the Jewish Town.
2. One of the most beautiful cathedrals is the Seville Cathedral. Located near the Alcazar.
3. Plaza De Espana and Parque De Maria Luisa go hand in hand. Do check this place out and take a walk here as well.
4. Do not miss the Flamenco here and some drinks and tapas in the bars/restaurants nearby.

Plaza De Espana














The Alhambra
Time to explore Granada -
1. The Albaicin which is a small town located about 15 mins from the city center.
2. The Alhambra and the Generalife is the must here. Remember to book the tickets in advance.
3. Do not miss the bylanes near the Granada Cathedral if you want to shop.
4. Food ? check the restaurants and bar near Plaza Nueva. Tip - Granada has a tradition that if you order a drink at the bar, you get a free Tapas.
P.S. Stay somewhere in the city center. I stayed at Hotel Inglaterra.

Albaicin


Let's check out the capital - Madrid.
My friend - Priyanko Sarkar who also writes joined me for the next couple of days. In Madrid, we stayed at Hotel Silken Puerta America. The rooms were really good just FYI.
Things to do in Madrid.
1. Plaza Mayor, the city center has lots of attractions and things to check out in the areas surrounding it.
2. San Miguel Market, lots of tapas, shopping for vegetables and more, some good sangrias and a bar kinda feeling.
3. Do not miss the churros at the Chocolatería San Ginés, it is the oldest place in town serving them.
4. If you are an art lover then you need to spare one day for the 3 Art Museums

  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Museo Nacional del Prado - This is the biggest of the 3.
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. 
Palacio Real
5. The king's palace - Palacio Real and the Cathedral de Santa Maria. Both of them are opposite each other and worth visiting. 
Parque de El Retiro










6. Palacio de Cristal and Parque de El Retiro, they both are located together and you should take a walk in the park for sure. It's really good. 
7. We decided to take a single day tour to Segovia and Toledo which you can do as well. (Check city discovery for the same. They will show you around the two places.)



Time for the last destination of the trip - Valencia. 
To be honest, I couldn't enjoy it that much as it was raining most of the time (it usually doesn't rain during those months I visited)
Mercat Central
1. Visit the Mercat Central for some freshly baked croissants/bread and coffee. You can also find amazing vegetables and ham. 
2. La Lonja - The Silk Exchange - the place will show you the background about how the silk exchange started here. 
3. Iglesia de Santa Catalina Mártir (Santa Caterina) - Located a few mins walking from the Mercat Central. The cathedral has a tower having just 127 steps to climb up and you can see Valencia from there. 




Cathedral De Valencia
4. Cathedral De Valencia - You can easily spend 2 hours here. Take an audioguide to know the story behind all. 
5. Museo Nacional de Cerámica - I enjoyed this place, the art, the designs and the sculptures. It was worth it. (At least we were indoors and saved from the rains)
6. Museo Arqueologico De La Almonia - An innovative way of seeing the remains of the different civilizations that have existed in Valencia.
6. It was La Tomatina time when we were in Valencia and decided to take a tour to Bunol in order to play with tomatoes and have fun there. The festival happens on the 31st of August every year so you can plan accordingly. 








With this, the trip has ended. I wish I had more days to explore other areas as well but with the time I had in hand, I think I covered quite a lot. I hope you guys enjoy traveling through Spain and exploring the places. There might be some places I have missed which you might come across so you can put it down in the comments section below so that other reader can check it and visit them.
BTW, I forgot, you can follow me on Twitter - @HungryBawarchi, Instagram - HungryBawarchi, Facebook - The Hungry Bawarchi for travel updates, food updates and more. I'm soon going to be traveling more.

Lastly, the detailed post about the cities will be up soon, hence subscribe to the blog so you can get updates and check them out as well.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Food Hop Around Dubai


To me, Dubai is a place where one can enjoy various delicacies as you can get almost all types of food there. All you need to do is look around for that restaurant and I'm sure that will be there.
On my recent trip to Dubai, I happen to go on a tour around the city in look for different types of food and stuff my self and gain all the calories that I had lost in Mumbai before going on my trip. 

There is a small story as to how did the plan for The Food Hop happened. It all started a couple of years back when my very good friend - Pallavi Sangtani long distant relative and a foodie was visiting Mumbai (Btw she has a blog - Life In An Oven, as well and writes about her food experience and travel also sometimes, check it out). We decided that why not meet each other over a little too much food and roam the city exploring different places. We visited around 11 different places and were just eating and hogging our selves out for about 8 hours. Just before when I was in Dubai, a notification pops up on both of our Facebook Timeline (Damn you Facebook Memories) reminding about that food tour and it was then Pallavi decided that it's revenge time. 

She called me one day and said, be ready by 7:00 pm, let meet and grab some good food and I was like perfect, let's do it. It even better to go to a place to eat good food who knows a lot about the city and a foodie like me only. I should have understood/guessed it that she will not stop at one and will try to take me around various places. She did make me try stuff from 9 different places. All the details of the food that we had are below and if you are in Dubai or traveling to Dubai, you can visit these places to try the food. 

Let's begin - 

To start with there was a parcel she got for me from Persian Cafeteria and it was the Samosa Sandwich. It was a rolled up sandwich in a pita bread, crispy, good flavor of the chutney applied inside and the pickle to go along. Look wise, very similar to a shawarma. 




Next was a stop at the Al Malla in Al Satwa for some local food i.e. the Shawarma. Ordered the Spicy Shawarma but it wasn't that spicy (I have a high spice level just FYI). Was filled with meat and some vegetables. 

Also if you are visiting this place, do not forget to try their Malla Special Falooda. But just a warning, I have had it in the past and was not able to finish it all by myself. 


The people who say that you should eat sweets in between the meals need to roam with Pallavi and me. 
At a distance of a few mins walk, there was a place known as Feras Sweets. They specialize in sweets and Kunafa was on the list next. This is another local dish made up of cheese, some pastry or vermicelli then topped with sugar syrup and nuts. This is one of my favorite desserts (I have many :P). 


It was warm, crispy, not very sweet, just perfect to be honest. I need some right now to fulfill my craving which started while writing about it. One needs to try the Kunafa if he/she is in Dubai.









It was at this place because of which I got about a 25 mins break from food. Operation Falafel was 25 mins away and located near Kite Beach - Umm Suqeim (They have other outlets as well). We got 2 kinds, the original Falafel which are tiny, kind of bite-size (2 bites to be precise) and then there was the giant stuffed falafel. This had the stuffing of the pickled vegetables. Served along with their house tahini sauce and a kind of harissa sauce. This place was quite decent as I have had better falafel but liked the idea of the stuffed falafel. The tahini sauce was also quite nice, subtle flavor and went well with the small falafels.




It was burger time on this food hop and we stopped at this place known as Falla again located in Umm Suqeim. I liked the decor of the place, it was a bit funky with the art on the walls and the tables. Ordered 1 burger between the two of us (Remember the dialogue from Andaz Andaz Apna Apna, 'Do Dost Ek Pyale Main Chai Piyenge' this was a similar case but only with food).


Just a couple of shops (hardly 3-4) there was this other place known as Burger Trip. Small, cozy place where it was mainly locals who dined it and it was packed coz the food was good.
Here we ordered the huge Xalapa.  I know the place is Burger Trip and we should be eating burgers but this was recommended by someone. So the dish was huge, at first I was like how are we going to finish this. It was filled with potato sticks, cheese, tandoori chicken, jalapenos, more cheese and you can literally see it how it was filled to the brim. The taste was it was just mind-blowing. I know I cant finish the whole thing, but I was craving for it 2 days later. Trust me, you need to try this out. You will thank Pallavi later and me as well for mentioning it in the blog.





A small break was needed, so we were driving around for a will till we reached the next place to try another local dish. The Irani Dosa - Regag which you can find at Labeeb Grocery on Jumeria Road. They make different varieties, but we went for the simple, Egg, Cheese and Oman Chips.

To be honest, I did not enjoy this that much but it was something different. I still like the Dosa you get on the streets here in Mumbai. But never the less, you might like it, everyone has different taste buds and palates.







About 10 mins walk from here there was another stop which this friend of mine had planned for me - Dip N Dip. The good thing was that we got this 10 min walk to digest some food and make some space for the Triple Chocolate Brownie Stuffed Crepe. Sounds quite heavy, delicious and mouthwatering, right? It was really good. It was filling but I did enjoy each and every bite of it. I finish like almost half of this. This is a for sure place to go if you liked desserts.






At last, I literally gave up and was like I cant eat more, I'm stuffed. I have gained some weight today. I needed a dose of caffeine after all this. It helps me digest food and feel at ease. We headed to Depresso and ordered the Flat White for her and the Iced Americano for me. Here also my iced americano came with a surprise on top, the donut. Will the food end tonight I was wondering but it did after that last donut. There is not much I can say about my coffee but it did help me.







So the evening came to an end, stuffed, and one thing that was going on my mind was that 'I doubt I will eat breakfast in the morning next day'. But it was a hell of an evening and I did enjoy it. You should try it if you are a foodie and love food like how we do. Also Pallavi Sangtani, this is a warning for you - The next time you are in Mumbai, be prepared and come empty stomach. I'm going to take the revenge :P.

Just in case you are wondering who is Pallavi :P.

Lastly, you can follow her on the below social media handles for her food updates -
Twitter - Pallavi Sangtani 
Blog - Life In An Oven
Instagram - Pallavi Sangtani
but do not forget to follow me as well on - Twitter - @HungryBawarchi
Instagram - HungryBawarchi
Facebook - The Hungry Bawarchi

Monday, 4 September 2017

My Experience with Patata Bravas.

On my recent trip to Spain, there is one this that I made sure I had at every city I visited. It was their native dish - Patata Bravas.
The dish is mainly deep fried potatoes which are cut into irregular shapes and then served with a tomato sauce and aioli.

It is a kind of tapas which one can find through out Spain in restaurants and bars which will compliment your drink perfectly.
I was traveling through the below cities and post that I will tell you where was the best Patata Bravas I had and what made it special.
I started off with Barcelona, visited Costa Brava, then Seville happened after which I landed in Granada, the trip continued to Madrid, Segovia and lastly in Valencia.

The reason I decided to take the quest up to check as to where you can get good Patata Bravas. All the restaurants in order to try them were located in the city center very close to my accommodation and after asking the hotel/hostel staff.

Photo Credits -
http://orchardstreetkitchen.com/patatas-bravas/
The first place where I tried them was in Costa Brava during lunch, they came along with my set menu. The potatoes were crispy, tangy, spicy sauce. The main issue here was that the potatoes were quite huge in size. They should have been a little small. The restaurant was located in the lanes of the new village in the north of Costa Brava.
While roaming around Barcelona, I was in plaza Catalunya and came across this restaurant close to Hard Rock Cafe in the direction towards La Rambla. Over here the dish was better than the one I had in Costa Brava. The portion size that I got for the cost was quite generous and I was full by the end of the plate. Smaller potatoes, more sauce, little extra spicy (I asked them to add in some more chilies), creamy just the way I had imagined them.

Seville and Madrid, the Patata Bravas were not close to my expectations and I honestly did not enjoy them. The aioli was missing. the potatoes at both these cities were hard, seemed a bit undercooked. The ones I got in Seville were served with some slices of bread on the side.
It was time for the ones in Valencia. (I know what you are wondering, where did Granada disappear. Well, I'm saving the best for the last.) Potatoes were perfectly cooked, soft in the center and crispy on the outside. The only issue here was that the amount of sauce the restaurant provided was very less and we had to ask for me to which they looked a bit surprised. The restaurant here was located in Carrer De Samaniego.

Lastly, it was Granada that stole the whole war for the best Patata Bravas away. I was staying just opposite the Cathedral and in the lane next to my hotel, there were quite a lot of options for bars where one can just sit, enjoy the drink and have free tapas. (Yes, free tapas, in Granada, with every drink, you get a free tapas) Walking down the streets of  Calle Elvira, entered a bar to grab a drink and that's where I got the Patata Bravas. The bar was small, not very fancy in terms of ambiance but good food and this is where I tried the local beer as well (about that another post will come up soon). So back to the food, the potatoes were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside just like the ones in valencia. The sauce coated each and every potato. Perfect tangy, spicy and flavorful with a good amount of the aioli which did not over power the taste of the tomatoes as well.

To be honest, the best ones that I have had till date are the ones by Chef Sergi Arola. They just melt in your mouth and I can have like a tray full of these. You need to try these and I'm sure that you will love them as much as I do. (my mouth is watering as I'm typing about it. )

In order to sum it up in a few lines, as to what I had, Granada served me the best patata bravas but I might be wrong as well because there are so many restaurants in each city serving the same and I might have landed up at a wrong place to try them in that city. In case you have tried the same at any other place and know where one might get the best, please leave it in the comments below so that the readers visiting the country can visit it and give it a try.

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Kale Pakoda and Kadhi Chaat.




It all started with a conversation that I was having with Rushina and she mentioned that she is going to be hosting a #ChaiPakodaDay on 30th July 2017 and keeping that in mind, I though its a good opportunity to try out something new with pakoda and around it. 

I was in Ajmer - Rajasthan a couple of months back and on the streets I tried this Pakoda Kadhi Chaat made with Beasn Kadhi and Palak Pakoda topped with Hari Chutney and Imli Chutney (Gram Flour Kadhi with Spinach Fitter topped with Green and Tamarind Chutney)

With this recipe it was time to recreate the memories from the streets of Ajmer. My take on the Pakoda Kadhi Chaat made with Kale instead of Spinach. 

The recipe consists of two parts. First being the Pakoda and then the Kadhi which will go along with it. In order to make the Pakoda, below are the ingredients you need to have. 



Ingredients -
Besan (Gram Flour) - 200 gms
Kale - 150 gms
Cumin Powder - 7 gms
Turmeric Powder - 5 gms
Red Chili Powder - 10 gms
Salt - 5 gms
Oil - To Fry
Water - 150 - 200 ml





Lets begin cooking.




Step 1 - In the pan, take the oil and put on the flame/induction and let it come up to the temperature. Meanwhile, to the Besan, add in the salt, turmeric, red chili powder and cumin powder. Give it a mix and then slowly add in the water in order to form a thick batter.




Step 2 - Take the kale, dip it in the batter making sure that it is evenly coated and the oil is also HOT.





Step 3 - Once the oil is hot, take the batter coated kale leaves and put it in to fry. They should take about 2 mins to cook and be nice and crispy and crunchy and delicious. Remove them on the newspaper or the kitchen towel in order to drain off the excess oil and keep aside. 

Note - you can have them like this also but lets take it to another level. 

Part 2 of the recipe is making the Kadhi. 

The basic ingredients are as below

Besan (Gram Flour) - 80 gms
Oil - 20 ml
Salt - to taste
Turmeric - 5 gms
Mustard Seeds - 8 gms
Hing (Asafedita) - 3gms - 5 gms
Red Chili Powder - 7 gms - 10 gms
Coriander Powder - 7 gms
Water - 500 ml



Lets being cooking this so we can eat the khaana.


Step 1 - In a bowl, take the gram flour, add salt to it and then water and make a think paste. Mix well making sure that there are no lumps. 





Step 2 - Heat oil in the pan and once it is hot, add in the mustard seeds and wait for them to crackle. Once they do, add in the hing, turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder and mix.





Step 3 - Add in the gram flour mixture, keep mixing so that nothing sticks to the bottom and burn and no limps are formed. Let the mixture cook and it will become a bit thick. Once it has reached the desired consistency, you can check the seasoning and put the flame off. 


Now its time for final league of the dish and after this you can eat it up. 







In this process, you need to take the pakoda, put in the bowl, top it with the kadhi and then comes the green chutney and tamarind chutney and garnish with coriander and it is done. Wasnt it simple ? Now why dont you try this at home and treat your family and friends with this. Im sure they will like it coz the day I made, a friend of mine had come home a few hours later and tried this and he did enjoy.





So in case yours friends like it, do let me know in the comments below and if you have any suggestions also on the same, feel free to tell me.

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