Mundhiri pakoda | Cashew pakoda

Mundhiri pakoda or kaju pakoda or Cashew pakoda the best tea time snacks did this diwali. But tried the first time and shared the method with you all. Hope you enjoy my recipes kindly share and spread the world.

It has become my favorite snacks and my daughter to like this pakoda very much. I have added both gram flour and rice flour you can also reduce the amount of gram flour and increase the amount of rice flour it tastes more crisp and tastier than adding more gram flour. I have used kashmiri red chilly powder so the color is inviting to have a bite. The important tip is that use fresh cashews otherwise roast a little bit without adding oil and then add to flour. And once you prepare the mixture fry it once do not leave it even a minute. Because the Cashew absorb water and the pakoda will not be crisp and toatally it will flop.

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Mundhiri pakoda | Cashew pakoda

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 People


  • 100-200 Gms Cashews
  • 3/4 Cup Gram flour
  • 1/2 Cup Rice Flour / அரிசி மாவு
  • 1 Tsp Chilly Powder / மிளகாய் தூள்
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • Pinch Asafoetids
  • Few Curry Leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை
  • Few Mint leaves / புதினா இலைகள்
  • Oil For deep-frying


  • Keep all ingredients ready
  • Sieve gram flour and rice flour
  • Break cashews into two halves and add to the flour
  • Add chilly powder
  • Sprinkle some asafoetida
  • Add fresh and clean curry leaves
  • Add fresh and clean mint leaves
  • Add 1 tsp salt
  • Mix well by hands
  • Add water little by little and mix. The dough should be crumble in texture.
  • Do not add much water. At once you prepare the dough start frying it. Otherwise cashews absorb water and loses it's crispiness.
  • Heat oil in a kadai
  • Add prepared mixture and deep fry in low flame.
  • Mundhiri pakoda is ready.
  • Favorite tea time snacks.



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My name is Poornima Thirumurthy Kumar born in chennai (Tamil Nadu), Studied BSc Mathematics did MCA and working as Technical Lead in a software company. I have more than 8 years experience in IT field. I was a freelance web designer while pursuing GNIIT (Software Engineering) course in NIIT. But later then I gave up my time only with my company. Though I would like to cook before marriage for my parents and my elder brother, cooking has become my passion since (2014) I got married and became Poornima Senthil Kumar, its just because to impress my hubby. And I would like to do more recipes for my daughter Keerthana who is 15 months old now, many times she would not try it at all. Now I would like to post my recipes to the world to impress you all. I have planned to launch this website on 14th April 2017. And its going to be updated with new recipes frequently. Cooking healthy food, eating happily and staying active without any illness till the last breath is the way of my life. And I would be very happy to know my friends are too happy and healthy with my recipes. No rules, Don’t be afraid to do whatever you want. Cooking doesn’t have to have rules. I don’t like it that way. – Masaharu Morimoto Thank you.

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