Pakorae

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"This is a really tasty snack we usually have in our country, with tea, on a rainy day. Besan is ground chick peas; it's also known as gram flour, and you can find it at Indian stores. Serve with ketchup or chili sauce for dipping."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 158 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 158 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 298 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the besan, water, salt, chili powder, turmeric, cumin, coriander seeds, onion, and jalapeno pepper until it forms a smooth mixture with no flour lumps.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is sizzling hot, drop dough by tablespoonfuls, and fry until golden brown on each side. Drain on paper towels, and serve hot with ketchup or chili sauce for dipping.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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Bill Ligertwood
12/30/2009

Very Tasty and easy to do. Had a bit of trouble finding the right flour by the right name. Ended up with Chana Flour which is Besan which is chick pea.

LAURAMA1230
1/20/2009

Used this recipe tonight - instead of mixing the vegetables in with the flour mixture, we just dipped the veggies in the flour mixture, then put them in the fondue pot. Had to thin out the flour mixture with extra water - but the combination of cumin & chili powder was delicious with the veggies (we used sweet potatoes, potatoes, broccoli, onions, zucchini, mushrooms, & cauliflower - yum!).

DEBMCE4
3/10/2003

Where I lived in England and Canada these were called Onion Bhagi's (spelling varies). This recipe was good. I'm sure there are many ways to make these and I thought I followed this as directed, but something was missing. I will keep searching for the "perfect" recipe.