Sunday, August 17, 2008

Vegetable Pakora Indian Recipe


Vegetable Pakora is a simple and fast, yet delicious dish. These Indian battered and deep fried vegetable bits are great served by themselves as a snack or as an appetizer or side dish. Serving size depends on how many other items are on one's plate to fill up on!














BATTER

1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup water
VEGETABLES
1-2 green chilies, chopped (jalapeno or your choice depending on heat pref.)
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1 potato or yam, sliced 1/4 thick
1 small cauliflower, broken into very small florets
1 cup spinach leaves, torn
1 1/2 cups onions, halved and sliced

2-6 servings
1. Boil the potato or yam slices until *just* tender, being careful not to overcook.
2. Mix batter ingredients well. Beat in a blender for 4-5 minutes to incorporate air (this will make the batter fluffier). Let batter rest 1/2 hour in a warm place.
3. Add the vegetables and mix in evenly.
4. Deep fry in oil that is heated to 375° until deep brown (somewhere between 4-6 minutes per batch). Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
5. Serve with cilantro or mint chutney or cucumber raita.

2 comments:

Dave and Heidi Perez said...

Thank you for this recipe! Last night, I ate at my favorite restaurant, Bombay House, and had their chicken pakora appetizer. So I googled "pakora" to find a good recipe. This is the one!

Advina Jones said...

This recipe looks yummy, delicious and healthy. I am going to try it.
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