Baked Vegetable Fritters (pakoras)

Vegan-friendly

Serves: 50

 Prep Time: 20 mins Cooking Time: 30 mins Total time: 1 hour

Pakora are savoury fritters that hail from India and are a popular vegetarian dish. Typically this recipe is deep fried to create a crispy outer shell and a soft interior that is irresistible. The issues that come with deep fried foods include: trans fats (hopefully you use trans fat free oils) and health risks including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.

The idea here is to provide you an alternative to deep frying which produces an unique dish that will make you forget about ever deep frying.

Ingredients:

  • Channa flour (chickpea flour)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 1 tbsp. Coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp. turmeric
  • 2 Indian spicy green pepper
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. yogurt or cultured coconut milk yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. water (add more depending on thickness of paste)

 

Method:

  1. Mix channa flour (chickpea flour), cut vegetables, spices, and very little water.
  2. Line the baking dish with parchment paper
  3. Drop spoon size of batter to tray
  4. bake 400 – 420 F for 15 to 30 minutes
  5. Turn to side at the half way mark
  6. Serve hot with green chutney or ketchup 

 

Note:

The batter should be a thick paste if it is too watery add more vegetable and flour to thicken. If the batter is too thick add water as needed.

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