Recipes from India
Indian food is an adventure for the taste buds. Wonderful spices, which can be found at Indian grocery stores or even in larger grocery stores, are blended together in delightfully tasty ways which truly please the palate. Much of the Indian population is vegetarian and there are some fabulous vegan options, too. Each region has distinct cooking techniques and flavouring principles.
Pakoras, or veggie fritters, are traditionally fried but for a healthier option try this baked version. Pakoras are wonderful served with a sweet or savoury chutney. They make a great appetizer or on-the-go snack.
2 cups finely chopped/grated veggies (try a mixture of cabbage, onion, carrot, and/or zucchini)
1 Cup Chickpea Flour (also known as Channa flour, Gram flour or Garbanzo bean flour)
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp cold-pressed vegetable oil
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp curry powder
¼ – ½ Cup Water
Mix vegetables, chickpea flour, baking powder, oil and curry together in a bowl. Add water slowly and mix until a thick batter is formed. Bake at 350 for 25 mins, or until golden brown. Eat hot or cold.