Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 1/3 c Besan Or Gram Flou --

  2. 1 tb Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice

  3. 2 ts Ground Coriander

  4. 2 ts Margarine Or Oil -- melted

  5. 1 1/2 ts Salt

  6. 1 ts Garam Masala -- (recipe to Follow)

  7. 1/2 ts Baking Powder

  8. 1/2 ts Ground Tumeric

  9. 1/2 ts Cayenne Pepper Water Choice Of Vegetable -- (to Follow below) Vegetable Oil For Frying

  10. 1 In a large bowl combine the first

  11. 9 ingredients with enough water to form a thick batter.

  12. 2 Prepare the vegetable as directed below, and dip into batter, allowing excess to drip off.

  13. 3 In a large saucepan or a deep skillet, heat

  14. 2 inches oil over high heat

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. until very hot. Add batter-coated vegetables, a few pieces at a time; fry until golden brown (cooking time varies from 3 to 10 minutes). If oil begins to spatter or smoke, reduce heat to medium.

  2. Drain vegetables on paper towels. Serve hot. Eggplant: Cut 1 medium unpeeled eggplant into wedges. Add 2 tablespoons khus-khus (white poppy seeds) to batter, if desired. Dip eggplant in batter and fry 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. Potatoes: Cut 3 large potatoes into thick slices. Dip into batter and fry 5 to 8 minutes, or until tender. Green Peppers: Cut 2 seeded green bell peppers into wedges. Dip into batter, and fry 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Mushrooms: Dip 1/2 pound of whole mushrooms into batter. Fry 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Onions: Cut 2 large peeled onions into thin slices; sprinkle with salt and allow to drain. Instead of usind batter, coat onion slices with besan mixed with 4 chopped scallions, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, and 1 minced green chile (optional). (You may coat several slices at a time to form a fritter or pancake.) Fry 3 to 5 minutes until tender. Recipe By : Adam Solomon


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