Pa-ko-ra ~ Fried Vegetable Fritters
Another savoury starter which has its roots in India. Very popular in the UAE during Ramadan, there is however no definitive recipe, as each housewife makes it with her own ingredients. Indeed, I came across more than seven ways of making pakoras during my research! Rolled into small balls and deep fried, the pakoras are served warm and eaten with the fingers.
Chop coriander, spring onions, onions and chillies, then crush garlic.
Place all dry ingredients and vegetables in a large glass bowl and mix
well. Dissolve yeast in water and pour over the mixture. Stir well
(mixture will be dry) and leave uncovered in an unheated oven for eight
hours, to rise. Roll the mixture into small balls.
An Alternative Version of this Recipe is as Follows:
Finely chop the onions, potato, aubergine, coriander, and mint. Mix all
ingredients together, then add enough water to make a thick pancake-like
batter. Leave for 20 minutes, covered.
From the book "The Complete United Arab Emirates Cookbook"
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