Friday, 23 September 2016

Varagu Pakora | with leftover idli batter

I normally make pakora with left over idli batter. Thats how I got the idea for this varagu pakora. But this time I didn't have any batter left from the idli/dosa batter made with varagu arisi. SO I prepared fresh batter just to make these pakoras.

This is the 20th recipe we are posting in this month long marathon and we have 6 more recipes coming up. This time I haven't done much justice with commenting on my fellow bloggers who are participating in this mega marathon. But I am happy that I am able to prepare and post the recipes as planned. Hope the rest of the 6 days will also go smooth.

When we have idli batter leftover for more than 2 days, these pakoras are the best option. Since the batter will also be little sour, it gets compensated with the onions and the rice flour added and gives a nice crispy taste. Well at my place, people did not make out that the idli was made out of varagu arisi. The same goes for pakoras also :)


Leftover sour idli batter (with varagu) – 2 cups
Rava / Sooji – ½ cup
Onion – 1
Pepper powder– 1 tbsp
Salt – to taste
Green chillies – 2
Rice flour – 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves - a bunch
Oil – for frying 


  • Finely chop the onions, coriander leaves and green chillies.
  • Now add the onions, green chillies, rava, pepper, salt, coriander leaves and rice flour to the idli batter.
  • Mix them well. The consistency should be thick, so if required add water.
  • Let the batter sit for 10 -15 minutes. Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai.
  • Once the oil is hot enough, bring down the flame to medium. Using a spatula or a spoon pour the batter in the oil.
  • Fry till they are golden brown. I fried 4-5 pakoras at a time. 
Pakoras are ready!!! Relish it with hot tea.


  • Don't crowd too many pakoras in the oil. Otherwise they will stick to each other.
  • You can add more vegetables to this batter and make it a vegetable pakora.

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  1. Perfect evening snack to munch upon with a glass of hot tea. Yum..

  2. I like pakora with leftover idli batter though I don't make it at home. Varagu pakora has come good and great teatime snack or after school snack for kids.

  3. The pagodas are looking super and make a great evening time snack.

  4. Give me a plate, feel like munching some rite now. Prefect evening time snack.

  5. A superb idea for a tea time snack.

  6. I love these pakoras with left over batters. Same pinch I too posted one but with adai batter.

  7. Very interesting pakoras with idli batter...they look nice and crunchy.

  8. Interesting idea of making pakoda with varagu idly batter..

  9. Yummy looking pakodas with varagu idli batter. Great for tea time snack.

  10. These pakoras is a perfect way to use up the idli batter! Great idea.

  11. Beautiful crunchy pakoda with idli batter.

  12. That plate looks so sinful yaar!..very nice..I feel like grabbing it right off the screen!