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Now these are my own take on a Pakora and not a traditional recipe by any means. The end result I promise you is delicious.
The recipe below will make approximately 40 mini pakoras
1 large sweet potato peeled & grated
1 medium baking potato peeled & grated
1 medium red pepper finely diced
1 large red onion finely chopped and sauteed in a little oil until soft
1 red or green chilli, seeds removed and finely diced
2 tsp of grated fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
2 tsp Garam Masala
2 tsp Madras Curry Powder
2 tsp Black onion seeds
1 tsp Turmeric
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 egg whites
around 4 tbsp Gram/Chickpea Flour
a frying pan and enough oil around 1" for shallow frying
Mango Chutney to serve
Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until frothy.
Simple add everything into the bowl and mix well together.
You should have a thick mixture with a good dropping consistency
If the mixture is a little thin add a little more gram flour too thick then a little sparkling water will loosen it up.
Heat the oil gently on a medium flame.
Just test a little of the mixture, it should cook quite quickly, flip it over, drain and check to see if the seasoning is correct before continuing.
I used roughly a level dessert spoonful for each pakora
Fry these in batches of around 6 at a time, each side should only take a minute or so turn them over and when golden brown drain onto some kitchen towel.
Repeat until you've used all the batter.
Keep warm if you are using them straight away or cool and either refrigerate or freeze.
For the Mango Chutney Dip
Place around 2 or 3 tbsp of Mango Chutney into a little food processor
Add around 3 tbsp of boiling water and whizz until smooth
You could pass the chutney through a sieve if you don't want to process it.
Place the pakoras onto a serving dish along with a bowl of the mango chutney for dipping and serve.