Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
These tasty treats are easy to make for an appetizer or snack. Make them as spicy (or not) as you want by varying the amount of cayenne. Recipe found at IndianFoodForever.com
- 4 hard-boiled eggs
- 3 tablespoons chickpea flour (besan)
- cayenne pepper
- black pepper
- oil, to fry
- Peel and cut boiled egg into two halves.
- Sprinkle little salt and pepper on eggs.
- In a bowl mix the chickpea flour with salt and cayenne to taste and make a thick batter by adding a little water.
- Heat oil in a skillet (depth of about 1 inch).
- Dip each egg piece in the batter and deep fry till golden brown.
- Serve egg pakora hot .
I made some of these for breakfast this morning (hubby didn't know what I was serving him). I was like another reviewer and could not find chickpea flour, so I used bread flour. It seemed to work okay (I just didn't feel like grinding dry chickpeas to make flour, but I'm sure I'll find it somewhere for next time). I just made sure that my eggs were cooled to room temp and totally dry before slicing and coating them, and it seemed to work fine. The seasoning was very nice, and I like the little bit of crunch. This was a cute way to switch up plain old hard boiled eggs, and I do like warm eggs also. Thank you for posting your recipe. (Made for PRMR)
What an interesting way to cook eggs! Unfortunately, I could not find chickpea flour, so I thought soy flour would make a decent substitute... It didn't really work, as the batter just sort of melted away in the cooking oil. This was not a huge problem- I just ended up with a spotty, thin batter different from the one in the photo. The eggs still tasted great though, and I will be on the lookout for chickpea flour so I can make these again soon. [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]
Loof, wow....I have never tried anything, quite like this before. The eggs are awesome prepared this way. So much flavor, the batter was lovely, crisp on the outside with a nice hard boiled egg on the inside. I did add a lot more cayenne, personal preference only. I did have trouble with the first three eggs, they burned really quickly, once I got the heat right, I was laughing. These were such a lovely surprise, that I made some for my husband later that day, they were good hot and cold. Thank you for introducing me to something new. I will make this recipe again and again.