Uncle Bill's Vegetable Pakoras

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • BATTER.
  • Sift flour into a mixing bowl.
  • Add turmeric, cumin, chili powder and salt; mix well.
  • Gradually ad warm water and mix to a semi-thick batter; set aside.
  • VEGETABLES.
  • In a medium size cooking pot, add potatoes, cover with water and bring to boil.
  • Cover and cook until potatoes are tender, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • When potatoes are cooked, drain and mash potatoes; set aside to cool slightly.
  • Chop cauliflower florets into small pieces; set aside.
  • In a large frying pan, melt butter on medium heat.
  • Add onions, garlic and ginger and sauté until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add cauliflower, peas, turmeric, cumin, salt and pepper; cover and sauté for another 3 minutes.
  • Add this mixture to the slightly cooled potatoes and mix well to incorporate.
  • Using a teaspoon, spoon mixture by spoonfuls.
  • Rub your hands with some olive oil and form the spooned mixture into balls.
  • Flatten to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Dip into batter so that they are covered with batter, let excess drain off.
  • In a frying pan, heat canola oil to 375°F.
  • Drop battered pakoras into the hot oil and fry for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per side until they are light brown.
  • Add more oil if required.
  • Remove to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  • Serve with your favorite yogurt dip or ketchup.
  • YOGURT DIP.
  • In a bowl, whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper and refrigerate for 1 hour before using.
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