Vegetable Fritters (Pakora)

Recipe: Vegetable Fritters (Pakora)

Ingredients:

  • 1 c Chickpea flour (besan)
  • 1/2 c Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 3/4 ts Cream of tartar
  • 1/4 ts Sea salt
  • 1 ts Cumin powder
  • 1 ts Coriander powder
  • 1 ts Tumeric
  • 1/2 ts Asafetida (optional)
  • 1/4 ts Cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/4 c Cold water
  • 2 tb Lemon juice
  • Oil, for frying 1 c Sliced potatoes (1/4″ thick)
  • 1 c Cauliflower florets
  • 1 c Chopped bell pepper

Instructions:

  1. Blend flours, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and spices. Gradually whisk in water and lemon juice to make a smooth batter the consistency of heavy cream. Set aside. Heat about 3″ oil in a large skillet or deep fryer.
  2. Dip vegetables in batter to coat. Immerse in hot oil, turning to cook evenly, until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on absorbent paper. Cover and place in a warm oven while cooking remaining pakoras.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: snack

Culinary tradition: Indian (Northern)

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