Vegetable Pakoras

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  • •Chickpea flour (also called gram flour)
  • • Rice flour
  • • All purpose or self rising flour
  • • Indian spice mix or two
  • • Salt
  • • Garlic powder
  • • A variety of vegetables to fry
  • • Oil or deep fryer


    Start by putting some chickpea flour in a bowl. For every part of chickpea flour you use, add about ¼ as much rice flour. Pour in as much self rising flour as to equal the chickpea and rice flour. For example, if you use 1 cup chickpea flour, add to it ¼ cup rice flour, and 1 ¼ cup regular flour.

    Add some salt, garlic powder, and one or two of your Indian spice mixes. Stir.

    Add water to make it into a semi thick batter. (Eventually it should stick to your vegetables and still be able to run off them a bit, too.)

    Cut up the vegetables into ½-inch chunks. You can use whatever you want, but here are some that work well: broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, cauliflower and eggplant.

    Toss your vegetables in the batter to coat them well.

    Turn on your deep fryer (or if not using a deep fryer, heat up your oil over medium hot heat). Test by dropping a drop of breading in, if it sizzles and comes to the surface, its ready. Fry until golden brown. They should come out of the fryer with a fairly thick breading on them. Serve with any curry or dunk in chutney.


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