When the monsoon season sets in, we all crave for a hot cup of tea and crispy pakoras and cutlets 
Anubha Garg and Shelly Tripatthy share some delectable recipes perfect for this season


Baby Corn Fritters 

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  • Maida : 1/4th Cup
  • Rice Flour : 1 tbsp
  • Besan : 1 tbsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste : 1 tsp
  • Chilli Powder : 1 tsp
  • Curd : 2 tbsp
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • Oil for Deep Frying
  • Salt to taste


  • Take one pack of baby corn, wash thoroughly, slit in two, and cut into two.
  • Dip in the batter and deep fry the same.
  • Serve with chilli-garlic dip and green chutney.
  • A perfect snack with a cup of tea on a rainy day
  • Make a batter of the above ingredients and make a thick paste.

Paneer Pakora

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  • 250gms Paneer cut into cubes
  • Masala filling in between the cubes
  • Red Chilli Powder
  • Chaat Masala
  • Ginger garlic paste
  • Salt

For  Batter (make thick batter)

  • 2 tbsp Maida
  • 1 tbsp Besan
  • 1 tsp Corn Flour
  • Ginger Garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric
  • Ajwain 

Dry Masala for the final coat

  • Bread crumbs
  • Coriander Powder
  • Jeera and
  • Black Pepper


  • Mix the masala in mixer to make a coarse powder
  • Now roll the sandwiched paneer cubes in the batter and then in the dry masala, and then deep fry till golden brown.
  • Serve with green coriander-mint chutney and Imli chutney.

These recipes are by Anubha Garg

Anubha Garg is a passionate baker, and her craziness for her work and love for her family is what describes her in a nutshell. She is the proud founder of Melting Momentz

Insta handle: meltingmomentz.official

Contact: 7507912299

Railway Cutlets 


  • Matar (boiled) 
  • Chopped ginger
  • Chopped green chillies
  • Chopped carrots 
  • Chopped beans 
  • Boiled and mashed potato 
  • Salt 
  • Garam masala (optional)
  • Sugar 
  • Dhania patta chopped
  • Butter 


  • Heat a pan. Add some oil and to the oil add ginger and chillies.
  • Add chopped vegetables and matar.
  • Add the aloo and the butter. Sauté for some time.
  • Now add the salt and two pinches of garam masala.
  • Add coriander leaves and a dash of lemon.
  • Bring them all together 

For the cutlets 

  • Maida Slurry with a little salt
  • Panko / Bread Crumbs
  • Make flat roundels. Dip them in the slurry and put it on the biscuit crumbs to coat it well.
  • Deep fry / air fry
  • Serve with ketchup and enjoy.

Mix-Veg Pakoras


  • Cauliflower steamed for 2 secs in the micro with salt
  • Jackfruit. Cut into cubes. Nicely boiled.
  • Besan 1 cup
  • Rice flour 2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Fried / roasted curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Chopped green chillies
  • Sugar ( 1/2 tsp)
  • Crushed cashews (optional)
  • Chat masala
  • Red chilly powder
  • Bhuna jeera powder
  • Baking powder 


  • Make a nice batter. Dip a spoon into the batter. It should coat nicely the back of the spoon.
  • Dip the vegetables into the batter. And deep fry.
  • 1st time – fry the pakodas once . Remove it. The colour should be yellow. Leave it aside
  • Now finally before serving deep fry again to the golden colour of your choice
  • Sprinkle with rock salt and temper with red chilly and curry leaves

These recipes are by Shelly Tripathy

In the words of Anthony Bourdain – “For me, the cooking life has been a long love affair, with moments both sublime and ridiculous. But like a love affair, looking back you only remember the happy times best”. And Shelly’s love affair (of food like Bourdain’s) has patiently waited for her while she went out and explored her world. It like a good lover bloomed in her like a slow burn, allowing her to explore and do what she wants. Elaach is her love child . 
Elaach philosophically believes that home cooked food is healthy and at par with the best that the professional restaurants have to offer. Elaach also taken upon itself to revive old traditional obsolete recipes. A lot of regional cuisines are promoted from the Elaach kitchen. 
In the end, her culinary journey is an amalgamation of herability to bond with people through the flavors of what she cooks. Quality and Taste uncompromised…Come and experience ELAACH.
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Do you have any interesting pakora recipes or monsoon special recipes that you would like to share with us? We would love to hear from you.