The aroma of the wet mud and the pitter-patter of raindrops falling on the window sill makes every Indian remember ‘Pakodas’ and ‘Chai’. This is the most divine combination of cold weather and food. ‘Pakodas’ are like vegetable fritters, sometimes served with one or more chutneys and is usually eaten as a tea-time snack.
We Indians make these all the time when we have guests come over unannounced. It is simple and tasty and goes well with almost anything ranging from bread to curry or with tea. There are street stalls that serve pakodas and even entire stores that only make different kinds of pakodas. The ‘Pakodas’ are a full meal for many people living in India.