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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hot Chile Peppers Pakoras (Fritters)




Ingredients:

8 small Hungarian Peppers (can use 10-12 Serrano peppers)

Oil for frying

For the filling:

4 tables spoon Amchoor (mango powder)
½ tsp Cayenne pepper Powder
½ tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp Cumin powder
2 table spoons finely chopped Cilantro leaves
¼ tsp Ginger paste (optional)
Salt to taste

For Batter

1 cup Besan (Chick peas Flour)
¼ cup Rice Flour
½ tsp Cayenne pepper Powder
½ tsp Turmeric Powder
½ tsp Baking soda
Pinch of Asfoetida (optional)
Salt to taste
Water to make batter ~ 3/4 cup

Method:

* Wash, wipe and slit the peppers along the length.
* Remove the seeds from the peppers
* Mix all the ingredients for the stuffing and fill it inside the peppers
* Mix all the ingredients for the batter and add enough water to prepare a thick batter. (make sure the batter is not too watery)
* Dip the stuffed peppers in this batter and fry in hot oil till it is golden in color.

Serve with Ketchup or Tamarind sauce/chutney and or Mint sauce/chutney.

Photograph by Surekha

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