DUBAI, RAIN AND PAKORA: ALOO, BAIGAN & MIRCHI PAKORA
Yesterday, there was Rain and rain and just rain, it was completely wet Wednesday. The life was on the road was real havoc, Dubai police received more than 700 calls related to road accident, but we can’t separate rain with hot Pakora and Ginger tea. Evening I thought to order some hot snack, but due to rain, home delivery was closed, so in order to enhance the rainy day experience I checked some vegetables in my pantry to make Pakoras. Voila, I had Potatoes, some Eggplants and Mild Green chilies etc. It was more than enough ingredients to make rainy day special. Quickly I made batter and fried Pakoras with hot cup of tea. Lovely weather and drizzling droplets is the perfect time to indulge with this hot & spicy snack.
This is the beauty of rain with hot cup of tea & Pakoras, Comfort cuisine for the taste buds. If you want to enjoy the rain next time; you must try this hot pakoras with chutney.
2 Medium size potato, Peeled & sliced
1 Eggplant thinly sliced
4-5 Green Chilies
2 cups Chick pea Flour
2 tbsp. rice flour
2tbsp. coarsely ground Coriander
1tsp. Red chilli powder
1tbsp. Green Chili, finely chopped
2 tbsp. Coriander, finely chopped
Salt to taste
½ cup water or more for making batter
Oil for frying
Toss little salt and chopped green chili with all vegetables.
Mix all the dry ingredients together in the big bowl. Add water to make smooth batter.
Heat the oil in the pan on medium high heat.
Add chopped coriander and 1 tbsp. hot oil in the batter and mix well.
Dip one vegetable at a time in the prepared batter and drop slowly in the heated oil. Drop 7-8 Pakora each batch and fry till golden brown. Repeat the process to make all the Pakoras. Serve hot with Mint Chutney or Tomato Ketchup.