How to make pakora?

@supunpw (574)
Sri Lanka
December 6, 2006 12:16am CST
2 responses
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I had never heard of this, so had to look it up! Yield: 6 Servings Ingredients: 1 1/3 c Chick pea flour sifted 2 ts Ghee 1 tb Lemon juice 1/4 ts Cayenne 1/2 ts Turmeric 1 ts Garam masala 2 ts Coriander 1 ts Salt 9 tb Cold water as needed 1/3 ts Baking powder Instructions: optional Combine the flour melted ghee lemon juice spices & salt in a bowl & mix together well. Add 5 tb of cold water slowly beating it until the mixture is smooth & free of lumps. Slowly add another 3 tb water & continue to beat until well mixed. Check the consistency it should resemble the consistency of heavy cream & easily coat a spoon. If it does not add more water till it does. Cover the batter & set aside for 10 to 15 minutes to let it settle. Beat again for a couple of minutes to lighten the batter. Stir in the baking powder at this point if you want a cake like crust. For pakoras choose a selection of your favourite vegetables: Cauliflower florets Eggplant cut into 1/4-inch rounds Potatoes or yams cut into 1/8-inch rounds Bell peppers sliced 1/4-inch thick Zucchini cut on the diagonal 1/4-inch thick Asparagus tips blanched & dried Heat 3 inches of ghee in a wok or deep skillet till hot. Dip your vegetables in the batter & one by one sloip them into the hot oil. Fry until the pakoras are golden brown on all sides. Remove & drain on paper towels. Serve immediately. Yamuna Devi The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking sounds really good!
@tanujarneja (2833)
• India
6 Dec 06
make a paste of besan with water add salt and red chilli......cut the slices of potato / onion........with the help of a spoon take the paste and fry in oil....