Pakoras are classic Indian finger food that no one can resist, pakoras are so simple to make. They are created by taking a few vegetables mixing then dipped in a batter made from flour and spices then deep-fried.Pakora, is also called pakoda, pakodi, or ponako.
- 1 potato (cut into 1 inch pieces)
- 1 eggplant (cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 1 cauliflower (flower pieces)
- 1 1 brocolli (cut into flower pieces)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp gran masala
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1/2 cup garbanzo flour (or wheat flour)
- 1/4 cup rice flour
- 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 2 tsp cilantro minced
- 1 tsp mint
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp tumeric
- 1/2 to 1 jalapano minced- depending on the amount of heat you prefer
Sift together all the dry spices and flours mix together .Add all the freshly chopped cilantro and mint, chilies and ginger into the bowl and then mix into in the flour - mix together using your hands. Mix spices with lemon juice and enough water to make a thin paste. Set aside for 10-15 minutes so the flavors blend.
Cut all of the vegetables about the same size for easy cooking. Add all of the vegetables to the batter mixture and mix well to coat. You can mix all of the vegetables together or separate them.
Spoon the mixture into hot oil and fry for 5-6 minutes, or until the pakoras are crisp and golden-brown and the vegetables have cooked through. Using a slotted spoon move the pakora around, be careful not to overcrowd the pan Fry until golden. Once golden brown and crisp remove from the oil and set on some paper towels. Serve immediately.
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