Pakoras (made from scratch)
Why not try it with chillies, peppers, cauliflower or onions

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Pakoras (made from scratch)

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Ingredients

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400g Meat, Vegetables, Paneer or Tofu Cut into chunks or strips
100g Flour (Gram) (plain or self raising also ok as a substitute)
1.5 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Kashmiri Chilli (Powder)
1/2 teaspoon Coriander (Powder)
1 Egg (Whisked)
60ml Water
1 Lemon
1 teaspoon Garlic (Paste)
1 tablespoon Tandoori Paste (Pataks)
Oil (Vegetable) For Frying

Pakoras also called pakoda, pakodi, fakkura, bhajiya, bhajji, bhaji or ponako, are a fried Indian snack.

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This easy to make batter blends subtle spices and when fried coating your favorite filling gives an irresistible crispy starter or accompaniment. It is a popular snack across India, where it is served in restaurants and sold by street vendors.

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Steps

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In a bowl combine the flour, salt, chilli and coriander

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Continuously mix whilst adding the egg and then slowly add the lemon juice, garlic paste and tandoori paste. Once mixed add the water a little at a time until you get a mix the consistency of double cream. You want a fairly thick liquid to stick to your choice of meat or vegetables

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Coat your meat or vegetables in the batter and fry at 170-180 Celsius for around 5 minutes to give a crisp shell and ensure the meat is cooked. If frying vegetables you may be able to reduce the cooking time.

NOTE: ensure your oil temperate does not drop below 170 as you will end up with soggy batter.

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