Sunday, December 6, 2009
Garam Garam Pakore/Bhajiya - Tea Time Snack
It's a blessing to have Garam Garam Pakore (Called Bhajiya in Mumbai) with Tea in a cold or rainy weather. Spicy Pakore with Chutney/Sauce are perfect as a snack for any evening. They can be made of Potatoes, Onions, Bread, Chillies, Spring Onion, Paneer, Gobhi or mix pakora..pretty much anything!
Very simple and quick to make, here's adding the recipe and adding it to the WYF:Tea Time Snack Event
Oil- To deep fry
Besan/Gram Flour- 2 cups
Water- To make paste
Ajwain- 1 Tsp
Green Chillies- 4 (Chopped)
Red Chilli Powder- 1 Tsp or to taste
Salt- To taste
Garam Masala- 1/2 Tsp
Potatoes- 1 (Sliced thin either long or oval)
Onion 1 - Sliced
Gobhi- 1/2 cup- chopped bite sized
Spring Onions- 4-6
PS: You can take any vegetable or any quantity you want to make
1. Keep the oil in a kadai/pan on medium heat.
2. While the oil is getting heated, lets prepare the batter for pakoras
3. Take Besan/Gram Flour in a bowl and add chopped green chillies, salt, red chilli powder, garam masala and mix. Then add water slowly, stirring it well making sure there are no lumps.
4. Add enough water to make a smooth, medium thick batter. It shouldn't be watery or very thick.
5. Now dip each vegetable in the batter so that it gets well coated and then deep fry in the oil
6. Fry till the pakoras turn golden brown from each side. Don't fry on high flame as it will then get fried fast from outside but inside it won't be cooked properly.
7. Take out in a paper towel so that all the extra oil gets soaked in the towel.
Serve Hot with Chutney/Sauce along with Hot Tea or Coffee.