1 cup soya nuggets / meal maker
half tsp garam masala
half tsp red chilli powder or paste from 2 green chillies
salt as needed
4 tbsp of besan/ chickpea flour
2 tbsp rice flour
half tsp ginger garlic paste
half tsp carom seeds / ajwain
A generous pinch of turmeric / haldi
water as needed
2 tbsps of onion in paste form (optional)
Oil for frying
How to make Meal maker pakoda
. Heat 4 cups of water to a boil. Switch off the stove and add the soya nuggets.
. Squeeze and drain off the water. Repeat rinsing twice in cold water and drain completely.
. Add all the other ingredients to a bowl except water and oil.
. Add water little by little and make a thick batter.
. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is just hot enough, reduce the flame to medium.
. Drop the soya nuggets with spoon. Deep fry until golden, stirring often.
. Drain them on a kitchen tissue.
. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or chutney or tea.