Cooking in the Time of Covid-19: Pandemic Pakoras

I always wanted to try ro make Pakoras so I made them during the pandemic because we have all this extra time now. So here is my take on Pandemic Pakoras. They turned out pretty good and didn’t last long which is the best evidence that something I made was a tasty success.

You need:

2 white potatoes peeled and grated

1 medium white onion peeled and finely sliced

1 medium egg and  1 1/2 cups chickpea flour

1/2 cup combination of chopped coriander,chives, garlic, thyme, parsley, cilantro and taragon.

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon of turmeric and 1 teaspoon of sugar

2 teaspoons of curry powder and 2 teaspoons of salt

2 green chopped chillies and sunflower oil for frying

Literally combine everything slowly. Make sure the batter isn’t too wet …use extra chickpea flour if you need to, to dry it out a little. Make sure your oil is HOT and using something the size of a soup spoon, scoop some batter and slide into the oil and fry until they are golden brown and float.

I have hungry athletes so I couldn’t just make pakoras so I thought let me make a meal as a side dish for them lol. So using the Instant Pot I prepared some curried beef and chickpeas.

I boiled some rice and voila, dinner as a side dish for a delicacy lol just the way we like it in our topsy turvy family! try the pakoras and take them with you as you venture out of your home if you are able depending on where you live. It’s a pandemic but its summer, take the necessary precautions, stay safe and have fun before the seasons change. I’ll be enjoying the weather as much as I can in a safe way and I probably wont be posting too many more dishes for a while, but, I’ll be back, blogging away. ~ Daniella

 

 

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