Vegetable Pakoras (fritters)
Preparation time: 30 mins. Cooking time: approx 20 minutes
Makes approx.: 32 mini Pakoras
2 ½ -cups chickpea flour
4 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garam masala
2 tsp roughly ground coriander seeds
½ tsp cayenne powder
2 tsp salt
1 ¼ cup water
2-4 jalapenos or green chilies, chopped
2 tbsp cilantro, fresh chopped
4 potatoes, chopped in fine slices
2-cup cauliflower, cut into very small florets
3 cup onions, sliced thinly
1. Make the batter by mixing the chickpea flour, oil, spices and water. Beat the batter for 3-4 minutes to incorporate some air into the mix. Let batter rest for approx 10 minutes.
2. Mix in the chopped vegetables and ensure mixture is well coated but not too runny or too thick.
3. Test the mixture by dropping a (teaspoon) dollop of the mixed batter into hot oil and fry until deep brown (3-6 minutes). Drain on paper towels, test taste and adjust seasoning and batter content if necessary.
4. Continue frying the rest of the mixture and serve immediately.