Pakoras - (Baked)Submitted by: KRAVMAGAGIRL
IntroductionI made some Pakoras today, but saved half the batter to try and bake it instead of frying it. It worked! They may not be quite as crisp, but they're still SO delicious! I made some Pakoras today, but saved half the batter to try and bake it instead of frying it. It worked! They may not be quite as crisp, but they're still SO delicious!
2 cups Chickpea flour (aka - Gram flour, Garbanzo flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp garam masala or curry powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp red pepper (opt.)
1 1/2 tsp dried cilantro (3 tbsp fresh)
1/2 head small cauliflower, chopped into bite-size pieces
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup peas (fresh/frozen/canned)
1 medium carrot, grated
1 small potato, grated
Olive oil, to grease baking sheet
In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients (down to the dashes in the ingredient list). Stir in enough water to create a batter, almost pancake-batter consistency, but a little thicker. It took me about 1 1/4 cups of water.
Prepare veggies, and then dump them all into the
batter, mixing to coat well.
Using a spoon, take scoops of battered veggies and drop onto well oiled baking sheet - like when making drop cookies.
Bake for 8 minutes, then flip and bake another 10 minutes, until golden brown.
Serve with 'Raita' or an Indian tomato sauce.
Makes about 50 pakoras; a serving is 5 pakoras.
Number of Servings: 10
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PESCETARIAN.
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How did it reach such a high caloric count for just 5 pieces if it's basically vegetables covered in flour and spice? It sounds amazingly yummy - but the caloric content sounds way off to me. - 8/4/10
Reply from KRAVMAGAGIRL (8/4/10)
A lot of it is because of the chickpea flour - it's basically ground up beans so the calories aren't extremely low. Also I make mine about 3-4 inches across, so they are big. If you make them smaller you'll get more per serving :)
Wow--this looks and sounds AMAZING. I have a question, though--do you pre-cook the vegetables, especially the potatoes? Or do you grate them up raw, and they cook when they are baked? Please let me know so I can make these right away! - 5/23/11
Reply from KRAVMAGAGIRL (5/23/11)
I just greated them up raw! :)