Cashew Pakoda- Adyar Ananda Bhavan Style

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During our recent trip to India, we had the Cashew pakodas at Adyar Ananda Bhavan and instantly fell in love with it. 
My husband liked them a lot and wanted me to make them at home. I was not exactly sure what the ingredients were 
but figured out that it had mint, ginger and garlic.
I think I came close to making them and hopefully you will enjoy it as well. Please do let me know if you have tried with 
different ingredients.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 40 min
Level: Intermediate

  1. 1 cup cashews (break open into two/not the whole)
  2. 1 cup kadalai mavvu/besan/chick pea flour
  3. ½ cup arisi mavvu/rice flour
  4. ½ cup pudina/mint
  5. ½ cup finely chopped onion
  6. 2½ teaspoon chilli powder
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  9. ¼th cup hot oil
  10. ¼th cup water


  1. Chop the mint finely and mix all the ingredients except oil and water.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai/pan for deep frying the pakodas. When hot take ¼th cup of the hot oil and add to the mix.
  3. Slowly add the water and mix gently to form a thick dough(do not press the dough). 
  4. Now take some dough in your hand and slowly drop the dough in small pieces into the hot oil (again do not press the dough while dropping in oil). When done ( bubbles will subside in the oil ). Drain on a kitchen/paper towel.
TIPS: Mixing the dough is the key to making a crisp pakoda, I have used ¼thcup water(depends on the flour too so adjust accordingly) . The dough should never be loose and sticking to your hands. Green chillies can be used instead of the red chilli powder. Adjust the spice according to your taste. 


  1. Looks perfectly the same, last year this time we had been in India and tried these pakoda in AABT :D these look the same to me will try it, book-marking

    Cook like Priya

  2. yummy mouth watering crispy pakodas.

  3. Never heard of cashew pakoras but I am liking the sound of it already. Have to make it one of these days.

  4. These pakodas are a new recipe for me. I would love to try these.

  5. Wowo wish i could just grab few and have a taste as i have never had them.

  6. Omg, wish to finish that irresistible cashew pakodas rite now.Yumm!

  7. Looks very crunchy and the presentation! Did you make the paper muram by yourself? Looks very cute.

    1. I did make the muram myself Latha and its quite easy.

  8. I like that paper muram. Nice clicks. Pakora looks rich and crispy.

  9. Love this pakoda!!! Looks delicious,love those cute paper bowl n muram!!

  10. Love this pakoda!!! Looks delicious,love those cute paper bowl n muram!!

  11. Love the pakora..looks very delicious and those paper crafts too

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    These cashew pakora look nice & crispy

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  13. looks the same.;. shd be much better than AAB one.. sometimes they r s so soggy.. n its pricey too.. homemade is the best..

  14. Love the color of the pakodas..looks crunchy!

  15. They look delicious Cilantro. My pakodas never come out crispy. Got to follow your advice while making them.

  16. yummy pakkoda... very tempting first time to your space.. Following you now
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  17. omg i just want to grab that one right crunchy....

  18. Hi, what is the consistency of the dough? Thx

  19. hi
    how did u make that paper tray

    1. KVS, learnt it while in school. Not sure how to show it to you. Will share it if I find a link on youtube or elsewhere.


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