Archive for August, 2010

Pakora Recipe – Draft

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

I’m visiting the family this week in British Columbia. I learned how to make butter chicken from my mom during one of my previous visits. This time, I’m determined to learn at least two more recipes. I require detailed instructions and quantities, whereas my mom works without a written recipe or measuring cups. I’m more like a scientist in a lab, measuring liquids as precisely as possible, and she’s more like a magician.

Here are some notes I took while helping her make some Pakoras. She was making a huge quantity, so I’ll have to work on the numbers later.

  • Potatoes, thinly sliced
  • Cut up spinach
  • Onion, long and thin
  • Little bit of ginger
  • Cumin seeds
  • Salt and pepper.
  • Chickpea flour – called “Channah”
  • Little bit of baking soda
  • When the wet stuff is ready, add some yogurt and ketchup.
  • When making the potato balls, try to make them with two potatoes and whatever other goodies you can get into them (spinach, onion, etc).
  • Big pot of vegetable oil
  • Add one potato ball to the oil, wait for it to rise, then start adding more