Raw Mango Pakora
Waking up to the soothing sound of raindrops falling, the lingering scent of Petrichor and the pleasantly cold weather made my husband crave for Pakoras. Pakoras and rain seem to be an obvious duo and Monsoons feel incomplete without spending time with your family in the balcony, whilst enjoying the rain and talking about anything and everything.
So, Pakoras were a must for today's menu. However, the rain or maybe my recent internet surfing, pushed me to add a surprising twist. I recently stumbled upon a recipe of Chef Ranveer Brar where he made onion and raw mango Bhajia. My family, though has more of a sweet tooth, so, to customise it I used a raw mango that was a bit ripe, delivering a sweet and sour taste that made the Pakora a lot more complimenting to the showers we were enjoying. I hope your family would enjoy this recipe as much as mine did and would lead to sweet bickering moments we only need during this lockdown.
Preparation Time : 20 Min
Cooking Time ; 20 Min
Serves : 4
- Raw Mango 1 Thin sliced
- Onion 1 Large sliced
- Potato 1 Thin sliced
- Gram flour 2 Tablespoon
- Rice flour 1 Tablespoon
- Green chilly 2 chopped
- Ginger 1 Teaspoon grated
- Salt according to taste
- Souf (fennel seeds) 1 Teaspoon
- Ajwain (carom seeds) 1 Teaspoon
- Pakora mix spices 1 Tablespoon (Chilly powder, dry pomegranate, garam masala, dry coriander, Kasuri Methi, chat masala,) you can prepare this at home or use readymade pakora mix masala
- Oil for frying
- Wash and cut onion, Potato and mango slices nicely. try to cut a thin slice of onion, Mango and potato
- In a bowl add onion, mango, potato, Besan, rice flour, green chillies, grated ginger, Salt and all spices. Add 2 to 3 tablespoon of water to this and mix all ingredients nicely
- Once the batter is ready. Keep it aside for 10 minutes
- Heat oil in pan. Once the oil is heated take a small portion of park batter and drop it into the hot oil
- Repeat the same step with rest of the batter. Fry pakora on medium flame. once the pakora is nicely cooked from all side. Take it out on tissue paper
- Repeat the same step with rest of the batter
- Crispy and tasty pakora is ready . Enjoy with a cup of tea ..
For Pakora mix either you can use the readymade powder available in market. Or you can prepare at home. As I have done take Chilly powder 1 teaspoon, dry pomegranate 1 teaspoon, garam masala 2 teaspoon, dry coriander seed 2 teaspoon, Kasuri Methi 1Tablespoon, chat masala 2 teaspoon. Mix all these spices together. Use as required and rest keep in the air tight jar for latter use.
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