Pakora (Vegetable Fritters)

Sanjiv Singh
Pakoras are a very common indian appetizer. This recipes is attributed to the Bombay Palace chain of restaurants. Serve with a fresh chutney.

1 large potato
1 small eggplant
1 onion
1/4 cup of white flour
1/2 cup besan (chickpea flour)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds
oil for deep frying

Cut the potatoes, eggplant and onion into matchstick like pieces.

Mix together the flour, besan, salt, pepper, and the rest of the spices. Mix the flours and seeds into the vegetables, sprinkle on a couple of tablespoons of water and mix together with your hands until it just holds together.

Fry tablespoons of this mixture in about 3/4 inch of very hot vegetable oil until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain and serve hot.