Friday, November 11, 2011

Vegetable Pakoras

These are INCREDIBLE!!!  Ok anything fried is good...but wow so good. Great by themselves but better with Fresh Mint and Coconut Chutney.

Vegetable Pakoras
1 cup chickpea flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp curry
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp ground cayenne
1 tbsp grapeseed oil
3/4 cup warm water
1 cup broccoli florets, blanched
1 cup diced yams, steamed until just tender
1/2 large yellow onion, diced

In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, curry powder, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and cayenne. Stir in the 1 tbsp of oil and the water and mix well to make a smooth batter. Set aside to rest.
In a large skillet, heat a thin layer of oil over medium high. Combine the veggies with the dough and mix. Drop by large spoonfuls and flatten. Fry for 5 minutes, turning once. Drain on paper towels.

Fresh Mint And Coconut Chutney
1 cups fresh mint leaves, packed
1 fresh or dried hot red chile
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup grated fresh coconut (substitute 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut blended with 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk)
In a blender combine the mint, chile, lemon juice, and salt and process to a paste.
Add the coconut and process until blended.

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