Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Veggie Pakoras

I love Indian food. I could easily move to India and not miss Western food. Ok, I'd miss peanut butter. But anyway. My all time favorite Indian food: pakoras. Veggie fritters that are made with chickpea batter and fried until they are just delicious and amazing. 
Several years ago we found a recipe to make our own at home and with the help of the amazing Bob's Red Mill, homemade pakoras are now an easy to make treat.
I tend to be "anti" fried food. But you say the word pakora and I will get the oil sizzling for you. I mean, it's a vegetable dipped in a high protein flour, it's totally healthy....
We make this with any variety of veggies. Most recently, sliced eggplant. But I love sliced onions and chopped spinach too. Some restaurants chop a ton of veggies, mix them together, then deep fry it. The best thing about this is that you can play with it and cannot go wrong! 
* I use the Bob's Red Mill chickpea flour, available on their website, Amazon, or at Whole Foods
** After they come out of the oil, drain them in a colander to let the oil fall off, then place on paper towels to blot any extra oil

8 thoughts on the matter:

Debbie said... {Reply}

YuM....fried is always better!!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Wow these sound so good! I've never heard of them! I have some chickpea flour from some chickpea fries I made. Will be trying this!

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

We love Indian food, as well! I have never tried these though. It's usually a curry for us, but I love to branch out!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

That sounds so good- thanks for the recipe Tamar!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

chick pea flour sounds yum! I'm not an eggplant fan, so I'll know to avoid these in indian food places unless I know what's inside!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Anything with cumin and I'm so in there!

I've been on a hummus binge of late, so I've been having my fix of garbanzo and cumin. The beauty of making your own is you can add as much cumin as you want. Thanks for sharing the recipe for pakoras... a new thing to try that has ingredients I love. :)

tinajo said... {Reply}

I´ve never tasted it, would love to try though! :-)

http://tinajoathome.com/

Rachel said... {Reply}

So I totally pinned this... we are starting a new "anti-cancer" diet - as a family. I figured it wouldn't be fair for my poor husband to have to do it whilst watching Boog and I nosh on all manner of grains and dairy. So this... looks like an awesome start! Thank you so much!