Nov 30, 2010

A Crispy & Easy Tea Time Snack - Veggie Fritters


Tea time snacks are the most awaited time during rainy days and on weekends. These Veggie Fitters aka Pakoras fit into the bill perfectly. Easy to make, crispy and delicious snack which can be transformed into many new varieties with different vegetables and flours in it.
This veggie fritter is the most common way to make these scrumptious snack. And using the same batter you can make fritters with any vegetable of your choice.


Ingredients;
(makes 30 35 fritters)
  • 1 cup of chickpea flour/besan
  • 3 tsp. of rice flour
  • 1/4 cup of yogurt/curd
  • Vegetables of your choice
  • 1 tsp. of chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp. of Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp. of Cumin powder/Jeera
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Salt as desired
  • Water to make the batter
  • Oil for deep frying


Method: For making these fritters vegetables such as capsicum, potato, brinjal, okra, onion, peas, corn, cauliflower, ridge guard, bitter guard etc are very good option.
Wash and cut the vegetables in very thin slices.

For making the batter, take a big hollow vessel and add chickpea flour and rice flour in it. Add all the dry spices and powders into it and mix thoroughly.
Pour the yogurt and add water little by little to make a thick batter.


Heat oil in a skillet and dip a piece of vegetable in it and leave it into the hot oil. Deep fry the fritters for about 1-2 minutes till it is crispy and golden from outside.
If you are using corn or fresh peas, mix them in the batter with sliced oninon and then deep fry them using a small spoonful of this batter in the oil.


Note;

  1. Do not remove the skin from vegetables which are fresh and have thin skin.
  2. Rice flour in the batter gives crisp texture to these Veggie fritters.
  3. Serve the fritters with green chutney or tomato sauce.

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12 comments:

  1. Lovely pakodas..love to munch anytime with chai!!

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  2. Sanjeeta,
    these look delish! I'll have to try these. I also love the new look of your website.

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  3. A perfect and delicious tea-time Snack!

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  4. Omg, prefect fritters to enjoy for snacks that too during this cold weather..tempting..

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  5. looks yummy.. but where is the recipe?

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  6. Yumm fritters with a hot cuppa...perfect for this cold weather...

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  7. Delicious!! Bhajis - my favourite!!

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  8. Wow, Sanjeeta, hats off to your photography skills. Those pics are sooooooooo tempting :)

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  9. Ciao Sanjeeta, thank you for the visit, I hope to see you soon!

    You have lots of lovely vegetarian dishes here, I will follow you :-).

    ciao
    Alessandra

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  10. Love fritters, love all the hidden surprises you can put inside of them, thanks for your recipe version.

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  11. fritters looks delicious... lovely blog. following you..

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  12. It looks good, I love your vegetarian recipes here.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this Vegetable Fritter widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes for vegetable fritters, thanks!

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