pachole recipe

Pachole Recipe | Snack Recipe from Himachal Pradesh

What is Pachole?

Healthy snack recipe from the state of Himachal Pradesh made with corn, with the flavours of ginger, garlic, and green chilli; a hint of garam masala is pachole. It is a healthy breakfast recipe as pachole are prepared by steaming. This recipe from Himachal Pradesh is ready in no time, just whip up and steam. Pachole can be fried in any ways. I have pan-fried the pachole with just a teaspoon of oil. The steamed version also tastes delish. Steamed pachole can be served with ghee or green chutney. I often make these for evening snacks along with a cup of tea.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Pachole recipe

The cuisine of Himachal Pradesh varies from region to region. Up in the hills, due to the lack of vegetation, non-vegetarian food is a staple. However, as one comes down the regions, there are plantations and people there use the local produce in their diet. Pachole calls for few fresh ingredients. Here is what you need:

Corn: I have used sweet corn kernels as it was pretty handy to use them. You can even grate the regular corns and use for the recipe. Sweet corns pass on their sweetness to the dish giving it a slight hint of pleasantness.

Ginger, garlic, green chilli: Freshly ground paste is prepared using ginger, garlic and green chilli and the same are used.

Flour: Gram flour and little cornflour is added.

Spices: Garam masala powder is used to pep up pachole and it complements the flavors of this healthy snack very well.

Similar recipes on the blog

Eating healthy is a very good habit. Therefore we have lots of healthy breakfast as well as healthy snack recipes on the blog. Steamed Bafauri from the state of Chhattisgarh, pitod from Rajasthan, instant khaman from Gujarat, dibba rotti from Andhra Pradesh are a few to mention.

How to serve Pachole?

Serve pachole recipe with a cup of tea and green chutney for tea time.

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How to make Pachole

1.This recipe serves 4-5 persons.

pachole recipe

2.Take 3 cups of boiled sweet corn kernels in a grinder jar.

pachole recipe

3.Make a coarse paste and transfer to a mixing bowl.

pachole recipe

4.Add in ½ cup gram flour (besan), 2 tbsp corn flour, 2 tsp paste of ginger, garlic and green chili, salt to taste, ½ tsp garam masala powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste.

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5.Mix well and spread on a greasing plate for steaming.

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6.Steam for 15-20 minutes or till cooked.

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7.Cut into squares and pan fry.

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8.Pan fry till golden brown.

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9.Serve hot or at room temperature. Bon appétit!

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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