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Yummy Indian Snack

Discussion in 'Geek Recipes' started by bejay, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. bejay

    bejay Member

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    OK Fellas, here is a really awesome Indian snack for you all

    Its known as PAKORAS or PAKODAS

    so far every aussie who tried this loves it.

    Preparation time: 30 Mins

    Ingredients:
    2 large onions, finely chopped
    1 Finely Grated Carrot
    1/2 Cup Green Peas
    I Use 3-4 green chillies, chopped, you can use depending on how hot you like it
    2-3 tbsp. chopped, coriander leaves
    1-2 tsp. grated ginger
    1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
    1 tsp. salt
    Asafoetida a pinch (Optional)
    1/2 cup gram (chick-pea flour)
    1/2 cup rice flour
    Oil for deep frying

    Method:
    Mix onion, chillies, coriander leaves, ginger, red chilli powder, salt, asafoetida, gram flour,rice flour in a bowl and mix well. (if required add 1 tbsp. of water) Dough will be sticky.

    Heat a few inches of oil in a deep fryer. Drop a table spoon of dough into the hot oil (a few at a time)Fry gently on both sides until crisp and golden brown. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towel.

    Serve hot or cold, with Chutney/Ketchup.

    I would highly recommend to serve with Tamarind Chutney, you can get some off a nearby indian restaurant. If you are really into cooking let me know and I''ll give you the recipe for chutney, just avoiding it for now as it has some specific authentic asian ingredients

    If you really wanna have it the Indian style, try this on a rainy day, sit out in the patio eat this while sipping on a hot cup of CHAI or your normal coffee while smelling the wet soil and rain.

    Hope you guys enjoy it



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  2. rakesh1983

    rakesh1983 Member

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    My dad makes these. Jesus Christ they are fantastic. Tad oily though :|

    he also sometimes substitutes the onion for slices of potato using the same batter.

    They are great with some quality tomato or chilli sauce.
     
  3. Stooge007

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    got a recipe for that mint sauce?
     
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    bejay

    bejay Member

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    @ Rakesh - Looks like you are getting confused between Pakoras and Bhajjis my friend.

    @ Stooge - Here ya go mate, Its Tamarind Chutney

    Ingredients:
    3/4 cup cleaned, washed and deseed tamarind
    1/2 cup dates deseeded
    3/4 cup jaggery

    Tamarind/Jaggery - Look it up on wiki, you will find it in asian/indian shop

    You can find Tamarind Paste also in coles in asian section but its labelled as Tamarind Chutney but its different to one we are cooking, so don't buy that

    2 cups water
    1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
    1/2 tsp. cumin powder
    1/4 tsp. salt

    Method:
    Place the tamarind, dates, jaggery and water in a pan. Soak in hot water for a few minutes. Add the chilli powder, cumin powder, salt and mix well. Put to boil for about 7-8 minutes. Blend it down to smooth paste
     
  5. rakesh1983

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    Bah I think you're right. My parents would be so ashamed right now :|
     

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