How to make Shingare Pakodi Raita -

A chilled raita essentially for fasts.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Water chestnut flour (shingare ka atta) (सिंघारे का आटा), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Raitas

Shingare Pakodi Raita

Shingare Pakodi Raita Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Shingare Pakodi Raita Recipe

  • Water chestnut flour (shingare ka atta) 3/4 cup

  • Yogurt whisked 3 cups

  • Green chillies chopped 1-2

  • Rock salt (sendha namak) to taste

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Roasted cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Mix shingare ka atta, green chillies and rock salt to taste with sufficient water to make a batter of medium consistency. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Drop small portions of the batter (about one fourth teaspoon) in hot oil and fry till golden and crisp.

Step 2

Remove and drain onto an absorbent paper. Cool.Take yogurt in a deep bowl and mix in rock salt to taste, half of the cumin and red chilli powders.

Step 3

Stir in shingare pakodis, garnish with remaining cumin and red chilli powders and serve.

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