Defining divinity this Friday with Pakoras (Fritters), Hot Chai (Tea) and the very timely rain in Singapore 🙂 This indeed is the best combination my better half and I could ask for on a rainy evening. While he is enjoying his pakoras (fritters), I am doing multi-tasking…eating and blogging… difficult isn’t it? 😉 So guys, relish these fritters with your family and friends and be sure to make extra batter as in no time you will run out of it!
These assorted vegetable fritters (pakoras) with mint and coriander chutney (dip) are a great hit at home. Here’s the step by step recipe for you all;
Preparation Time 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time 2-3 minutes each lot
Main Ingredients Potato, Eggplant/Brinjal, Onion & Gram Flour (Besan)
Level Of Cooking Medium
- Peeled & Sliced Potatoes 2 big
- Sliced Eggplant/Brinjal 1 long
- Onion 1 cut into rings
- Gram Flour (Besan) 2 cups
- Green Chillies 2 finely chopped (for batter)
- Red Chilli Powder 1 teaspoon
- Black Pepper Powder 1 teaspoon
- Turmeric Powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Chaat Masala 1 teaspoon (for seasoning)
- Cooking Oil Sufficient for deep frying
- Salt to taste
To make the batter – Add 1 cup water to 2 cups gram flour (besan). Stir well. See the consistency. It should not be too thick or too thin (Add more or less water basis that). Now add green chillies, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, turmeric powder and salt generously. Whisk well. Make sure there are no lumps.
Heat sufficient oil in a kadhai (pan). Dip potato slices in the batter and coat well the slices with the batter. Now put the slices one by one in the pan (separate from each other). Deep-fry the slices on medium heat, till crisp and golden brown from both the sides. Take the potato slices out on a tissue paper so that the excess oil is drained. Repeat the same steps for eggplant/brinjal and onion.
Now sprinkle the Chaat Masala on the Pakoras (Fritters) and serve hot with Tomato Sauce or my favourite Mint and Coriander Chutney (dip). A hot tea on the side will be perfect.
Tip: You can make Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Pakoras/Pakodas (Fritters) with the same recipe by just replacing the Vegetables with Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Cubes and Chicken Pakoras (Fritters) just by replacing the gram flour (besan) with refined flour (maida).