Quick Vegetable Pakoras
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Serves: 15
  • 2 cups chopped vegetables, including shredded cabbage, chopped red capsicum, finely chopped red or spring onions, grated carrot and zucchini
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves - approx 16 leaves
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely grated or chopped
  • ½ green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup besan (chickpea) flour, plus a little extra as needed
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Extra virgin olive oil for frying
  1. Place chopped vegetables in a large bowl and sprinkle with salt
  2. Using your (freshly washed, very clean) hand, mix veggies together, then start to squeeze them to help release any moisture out of them
  3. Add coriander, curry leaves. ginger, garlic, chilli, turmeric and pepper to bowl, then sift in besan flour and baking powder
  4. Again with your hand, mix everything together until well combined
  5. You shouldn't need to add any water, and if your mix is quite wet, you may want to add a little extra besan flour, like 1-2 tablespoons
  6. Heat a fry pan over medium heat. When hot add some oil to coat the bottom of the pan
  7. Pick up bits of mixture, shape into a little disc and add to the pan
  8. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until golden, then flip over and repeat on the other side
  9. Transfer cooked pakoras onto a plate or bowl covered with paper towel
  10. Eat while still warm
  11. YUM!
Recipe by Healthy Home Cafe at https://healthyhomecafe.com/2018/05/09/quick-vegetable-pakoras/