1 c Chickpea flour (besan)
1/2 c Unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 ts Baking soda
3/4 ts Cream of tartar
1/4 ts Sea salt
1 ts Cumin powder
1 ts Coriander powder
1 ts Tumeric
1/2 ts Asafetida (optional)
1/4 ts Cayenne pepper
1 1/4 c Cold water
2 tb Lemon juice
Oil, for frying
1 c Sliced potatoes (1/4" thick)
1 c Cauliflower florets
1 c Chopped bell pepper
Blend flours, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and spices.
Gradually whisk in water and lemon juice to make a smooth batter the
consistency of heavy cream. Set aside.
Heat about 3" oil in a large skillet or deep fryer.
Dip vegetables in batter to coat. Immerse in hot oil, turning to cook
evenly, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon
and drain on absorbent paper.
Cover and place in a warm oven while cooking remaining pakoras.
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