VEGETABLE PAKORAS(ONION BHAJJI) GLUTEN FREE

This is soo popular as an alternative to samosas in an indian restaurant. The british named it ONION BHAJJI which comes from the word ONION BAJIYAS..and we sindhis call is SANA PAKORAS.. well whatever you call it..these lovely gluten free vegetable fritters are an excellent starter…yummy on rainy days…can be eaten cold… but verry delicious hot from the fryer into your mouth!! And if you make many….you can freeze them (thats it you have left overs) or you can make a home made sauce with onions, tomatoes and spices and put these pakoras into them!! SOOO many ways for 1 simple dish!!! What do you all say??? This is the basic recipe… many have their own versions…this pic was sent to me by Reema Sonu…i gave her the recipe over the phone.  Thank you Reema sweetie 🙂
INGREDIENTS
2  cups of gram flour (besan, chickpea flour, harina de garbanzos)
1 onion finely chopped
1 courgette (turai) finely chopped
1 potato, grated
1/2 cup of red and green capsicum chopped fine
1/4 cup of grated carrot
1/4 cup of chopped coriander leaves
green chillies chopped if you want them spicy
1 teaspoon of Nitu Didi cumin seeds
a pinch of Nitu Didi turmeric powder
salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Carbonated water to make the batter (agua con gas, soda water)..this is IMPORTANT if you want non oily pakoras

METHOD
heat the oil in the deep fryer. Prepare all the vegetables and mix with the gram flour, add the seasoning and mix everything verry well. Add the carbonated water and make a thick batter. Drop spoonfulls into the hot oil and fry till golden brown. IMPORTANT…do not let the batter sit… else the carbonated water will lose its fizz and then the effect of using it is lost
SERVE WITH CHUTNEY OF YOUR CHOICE

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