These delicious bites are really popular in South Asia, especially in India. These are called bhajiyas or pakoras as well. Although this is basically street food, it is also a very popular dish made at home, especially at tea time.
These are simple enough to make but taste fabulous with a hot cup of tea or coffee (I’ll go for the tea, thank you!)
Now there are two ways to go about this, you can either thinly slice/chop all the vegetables or you can cut them into discs and fry each one individually. Either way, the recipe is the same.
1 cup Gram flour
2 tbsp rice flour
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder (add more if you prefer)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
Salt to taste
1 green chilli
Disc or finely cut
Potatoes. Onions, Eggplant, Cauliflower florets
You can add finely sliced cabbage and sweet corn if you are making mixed veggie style
- Add water into A to form a thick batter and set aside
- Apply salt and chilli powder to the vegetables and allow to sit as well
- Heat oil for deep frying, and have it on medium heat
- Dip each piece of veggie into the batter to coat completely and put individually into the oil, a few at the time.
If making mixed veggie style, put all the veggies into the batter and drop small amounts from the finger tips into the oil. Keep these to a finger food size, ensuring there is sufficient vegetables in each pakora.
- Drain on a paper towel and serve hot with red chutney… and a cup of tea 😄
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