Baked Pakodas


  • Maida: 3/4 Cup
  • Besan : 1/4 Cup
  • Wheat Flour: 1/4 Cup
  • Finely Chopped Green Capsicum: 1/3 Cup
  • Finely Chopped Red Capsicum: 1/3 Cup
  • Finely Chopped Onion: 1/3 Cup
  • Garam Masala: 1/2 tsp
  • Oil: 2 tsp
  • Baking Soda: 1 and Half tsp
  • Baking Powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Yogurt: 1/3 Cup
  • Milk: 1/3 Cup
  • Finely Chopped Coriander: 1/4 Cup
  • Salt and Red Chili Powder As Per Taste

  • Preheat oven at 400 F. Keep parchment paper on baking sheet.
  • Heat oil in one kadhai. Then add chopped onion, capsicum, garam masala and salt. Cook it for 4-5 minutes. Let it cool.
  • Then add all flours, baking soda, baking powder, red chili powder and salt in a mixing bowl. 
  • Add cooked capsicum in flour bowl. Mix it very well.
  • Then add yogurt and milk slowly to form a sticky dough.
  • With the help of spoon drop dough on to baking sheet.
  • Spray cooking oil on uncooked pakodas.
  • Place it in oven and reduce the heat to 350 F. Cook these pakodas till they become golden brown. 
  • Serve these warm pakodas with any chutney or sauce or ketchup. 

Adapted From: Madhuram

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Eggless Scones


  • Self Rising Flour: 2 Cups
  • Soften Butter: 3/4 Cup
  • Sugar: 1 Cup (Depending on your taste)
  • Ground Almonds: 1/2 Cup
  • Raisins: 1/4 Cup
  • Warm Milk: 3/4 Cup
  • Dahi / Curd / Yogurt: 2 tbsp
  • Pinch of Salt

  • Preheat oven for 350 F.
  • Mix flour and butter in a large mixing bowl.
  • Then add sugar, almonds and raisins and mix well.
  • In another bowl mix milk and yogurt.
  • Then add milk - yogurt mixture in flour slowly and mix well to form a soft dough.
  • Shape this dough as you wish and place these scones in a baking tray. 
  • Bake these scones for 20 - 25 min until they become golden.
  • Serve these warm scones with any Jam or Jelly.

Source - Monsoon Spices

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Broccoli Upama

  • Finely Chopped Broccoli in Food Processor :  2 Cups
  • Boiled Eggs: 2
  • Dalia (Broken Wheat): 1/4 Cup
  • Finely Chopped Onion: 1/2 Cup
  • Finely Chopped Green Chillies: As Per Taste
  • Finely Grated Ginger: 1 tsp
  • Cumin and Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp
  • Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Cumin, Coriander Powder and Salt : As Per Taste
  • First of all in one pot keep broken wheat to cook.
  • Remove yellow bulk of egg and cut white part into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in one kadhai and  give tadaka of cumin seeds, mustard seeds and green chillies. 
  • Then add onion and fry until brown.
  • Then add ginger and fry for a minute. 
  • Add food processed broccoli and small amount of salt. Mix well, cover it and cook it for 4-5 minutes. 
  • Then add broken wheat, eggs, cumin - coriander powder and salt. Mix it very well and cook it for another 4-5 minutes.
  • Your upama is ready to eat. You can eat this upama as other upama. If you want you can eat this upama in boiled eggs. Cut boiled eggs into half. Remove yellow bulk and put upama into white egg and top with ketchup. You can serve broccoli upama like this in party too.

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