I love fritters, do you? What are fritters? Fritters are a combination of various ingredients mixed together and coated with batter and then deep-fried. You can have fritters that are sweet and savoury as well. For fried food lovers you just have to try these 2 yummy recipes!
Recipe No 1 – Vegetable Fritters
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon fine dried prawns (soaked in water for 5 minutes)
1 medium fried onion
1 tablespoon grated carrot
2 tablespoon chopped chives
1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon fine salt & ¼ teaspoon white pepper
¼ teaspoon yeast
¼ teaspoon baking powder
50 ml water
1 cup oil for frying
1. First take a bowl and put in flour. Then add fine prawns, fried onions, carrots, and chives.
2. Now add all the dry ingredients, which are turmeric powder, salt, pepper, yeast, and baking powder.
3. Combine the above ingredients with water a little at a time. Mix it until you have a thick batter-like consistency. The ingredients should stick to the flour.
4. Let the mixture stand for a minimum of 30 minutes so that it will rise when you fry them later.
5. Take a frying pan or wok, heat up 1 cup of oil on a medium flame. Take 1 tablespoon of the mixture and drop it in the oil.
6. Fry for 1.5 to 2 minutes until the fritters are golden brown. Done. Serve it hot with tomato or chilli sauce. Enjoy.
Recipe No 2 – Vegetable Pakora
4 tablespoon heaped chana/chickpea/besan flour
1 medium onion (finely chopped)
1 green chilli (finely sliced)
3 tablespoon coriander leaves (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon carrot (finely grated)
½ teaspoon ginger grated
½ fine salt
½ teaspoon chilli powder
¼ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
2 pinches of baking soda
20 – 30 ml water
1 cup oil for frying
1. First take a bowl and start by putting in chopped onion, chilli, coriander leaves, carrot, and ginger.
2. Now add all the dry ingredients, that is chickpea flour, salt, chilli powder, roasted cumin powder & baking soda.
3. Combine the above ingredients with water a little at a time to form a thick dough. Mix the mixture until you have a thick batter-like consistency. The ingredients should stick to the flour.
4. Let the mixture stand for a minimum of 2 minutes.
5. Take a frying pan or wok, heat up 1 cup of oil on a medium flame. Take 1 teaspoon of the mixture and drop it in the oil. Alternatively, you can use your fingers to form a small circle and drop it in the oil.
6. Fry for 1 to 1.5 minutes until the pakoras are golden brown. Done. Serve it hot with green chutney, tomato, or chilli sauce. Enjoy.
For the above 2 recipes, it takes about 10 to 15 minutes to prepare it. When you have guests coming over and you want to prepare a quick snack, you should prepare 1 of the above fritters. You can add vegetables like finely chopped cabbage, capsicum, and spring onions too.
You can prepare the above mixture and put it in the fridge 2 hours ahead of your frying time. Do try it and you will be delighted with the flavour.
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