Just a quick post today since I’m still feeling pretty much under the weather. What does someone need in this case? Comfort Food! To me this is Indian food and/or anything deep fried. When you combine these two you will probably get to vegetable pakoras or onion bhaji, two of my favourite dishes. I called mine Veggie Fritters because I don’t dare call them any indian name, it wouldn’t do it any justice. They are pretty damn good though, with a rich and crispy batter. Serve it with any kind of dip you like, I really enjoy Mango Chutney or my Peanut Sauce.
By the way if you’re living in Munich or ever visit, I strongly recommend you to eat in this Indian Restaurant. They have a huge vegan menu and the owners are just the nicest people. I’ve been a happy customer for many years now. Best – onion – bhaji – ever!
75 gram chickpea flour
1,5 tablespoon cornstarch
0,5 teaspoon baking powder
0,5 teaspoon sea salt
0,25 teaspoon smoked paprika (or cayenne)
120 ml water
1 pointed pepper
(use any veggies you like of course)
Canola oil for frying
1. Prepare the batter by combining all the dry ingredients in a mediums sized bowl. Then whisk in the water. Add more if the batter is too stiff. Let it sit in the fridge for 20 minutes.
2. Wash the vegetables. Cut the zucchini into sticks and the pepper into rings.
3. Heat up about 5 centimeter of canola oil or your deep fryer. It’s important that the oil is hot enough, here are some easy ways to make sure.
4. Take your batter out of the fridge and whisk it again. Coat some of your veggies with batter and carefully place them in the oil. Make sure to not crowd your pan too much, so the veggies won’t stick to each other. They should be done and have a golden crust in about a minute.
5. Carefully take them out of the hot oil and set on a paper towel to get rid of the extra oil.