We were planning to make full Indian dinner for 12 and it didn't happen, so we have a ton of food sitting around the house. Most of it will keep because it's either dried, packaged, or frozen, but we have a Costco-sized bag of broccoli and a bin of spinach to eat. Not bad thing to have around, but I decided I needed to try our one of the recipes.
They were super delicious. I wish I could eat them for every meal. Luckily, with the amount of all of the ingredients I have on hand, I could. Unfortunately, they are fried in a ton of oil, so they are NOT healthy. But tasty. Yum.
They may not look like much, but when you sprinkle them with salt and dip them in mint chutney... so good!
1 cup besan/gram flour/chickpea flour/dhokla
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
Whisk together besan, baking powder, turmeric, coriander, chili and salt into a bowl. Gradually add water and beat to a thick batter.
To make pakoras, coat favorite vegetables in batter and dropped in teaspoonfuls into hot oil. Deep fry until crisp. Remove to a cooling rack or paper towel to drain. Salt, if desired. Onions, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, potatoes (in thin slices), eggplant, zucchini, and spinach may all be fried as above.