By: Saira Malhotra
Since we are in the spirit of livening up our football spread with atypical options – rather than having fries, be it sweet potato or Idaho, how about a vegetable fritter with a savory coating. A ‘pakora’, similar to tempura, is most appropriate for the occasion. Pakoras are Indian snacks and consist of an assortment of vegetables that have been dipped in a spicy batter of chick pea flour and fried to form a crisp outer crust.
Let your imagination run free and fry up a medley of chopped vegetables from potato wedges to cauliflower florets serving alongside ketchup spiked with Sriracha.
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1 1/2 cups Chickpea Flour/Besan
1/2 Â cup Water
1 cup of plain yogurt
1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp baking powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Handful of cilantro, finely chopped
Any vegetable of choice (my favorites are cauliflower, potatoes, green beans, eggplant slices or baby corn)
Chaat masala and fleur du sel for final garnish
Oil for deep Frying
- Make a batter combining the wet and dry ingredients (crepe batter consistency).
- Heat the oil to 350.
- Dip the crudites in the batter and fry until golden.
- Drain on paper towels and serve with a spicy dipping sauce of choice.