Thursday, 10 December 2015

Karpooravalli (Ajwain/Oma illa) Pakodas-South Indian Dish

Karpooravalli it is also known as Ajwain patta,Pani Koorka elai, kanni koorka, oma illa. It is an Ayurveda herb; the leaves are used for treating common cold, cough and fever in babies and adults. Theses leaves can be consumed in different ways. Whenever my children get cough and cold, I make some recipes out of these leaves,hoping that they recover soon.
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Prep time
Cook time
10 mins
15 mins
2 persons

Cuisine: South Indian
Recipe Type: Snacks
  • Oma illa leaves -1 cup
  • Onion -1 cup
  • Bengal gram flour -1.5 cups
  • Rice flour -1/2 cup
  • Chili powder -1 tsp
  • Mint and cilantro –handful
  • Oil -1 cup

1. Wash and finely chop the leaves.

2. Mix Bengal gram flour, chopped leaves, chopped onions, chili powder, salt and required water to make a thick batter.

3. Heat oil in a pan. When hot, drop one table spoon of batter mix and fry on medium flame.

4. Drain onto a kitchen paper towel.

5. Enjoy with your family.

Serve with
Ginger Cardamom Tea
Best home remedy to treat cold and cough 
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  1. super yummy pakodas with a health quotient....lovely post

  2. excellent yummy pakodas Shoba ... Love the addition of oma ila to it

  3. wow! thoughtful addition of oma illa leaves have stolen my heart. brilliant post.

  4. Flavorful and yummy pakodas.... :)

  5. yummy pakodas, shall soon make them , nice share

  6. This is so innovative dear, making pakoras with Ajwain leaves. I totally loved this creativity of yours. Very well done. Yummy yummy

  7. This is actually very famous in andhra...wamu aku them any time with a hot cup of tea :)...yummilicious dear !!

    1. Thank you dear and its really famous in Andhra.My mom loves Ajwain Pakodas

  8. Very nice Pakodas...I have never tried them but looking at the benefits of ajwin leaves I am tempted to try them!


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