Pakora isn't pretty, but man is it GOOD!
I make them using non-standard veggies like broccoli and green beans. Other options are things like potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, zucchini...you get the idea. Anything goes!
- 1 cup chickpea flour
- 1 tbsp brown rice flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ground cumin or ground coriander
- (optional) paprika
- salt & pepper
- Mix all ingredients (spices are according to taste, but I use about a tbsp of the dill and cumin) except for the water.
- Slowly add the water while mixing until you get a mixture that is between pancake batter and hummus. Ideally you want the mixture to stick, but without dripping too much when you roll your veggies into it.
- Should look something a little 'runnier' than this:
- Fill a pot of olive oil to about 1/4 an inch and heat on med-high (may have to play with settings for this - you don't want it to start spitting oil out - turn down if it starts popping oil).
- Take a veggie, dip and coat it in the batter, and add it to the oil - try to get the pot evenly filled with each batch, but not crowded.
- When the veggie starts to get golden-brown on the underside, flip the veggie over in the pot to fry the other side.
- When done, place on a plate with a paper towel to cool. Note: Always keep some veggies in the pot frying - don't take all veggies out at once/allow the pot to be empty or else it will likely make the oil start spitting.
- Once all veggies are fried (or batter runs out), pop in a bollywood movie and snack away!