I love Indian food, the hotter the curry, the better, but I really only know a few dishes to make, and this blog makes a lot of Tamil dishes, so I get to learn about Tamil cooking as well. And I'm also trying to eat more meat free dishes as well, so being assigned this blog Veg Nation was serendipitous. I love that word, anyway.
And gee, guess what, we're having Tapas this week so I get to try a recipe out on a bunch of people. My only problem, there are too many good ones on her blog I want to try. I want to try some of these, Corn Cheese Balls, and then there was this one, Carrot Pakora. ,And as soon as I can
I then put them in my spice grinder to make the meal.
Also had to make some rice flour.
Finally I was ready to make the Carrot Pakora's.
Grated up the carrots, and chopped the onion.
Since we were entertaining last night, I wanted to make these as part of our Tapas Night.
So I made the balls, and set them aside.
Here's Veena's recipe
2 grated Carrots
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup gram flour
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp. turmeric
1/8 tsp Asafoetida (I didn't have any of this)
Salt, to taste
1 tbsp. cut coriander
Wash and peel the carrots. Grate them and transfer it to a bowl, add the onion and coriander and then add in the flours and the spices. (Veena says that the moisture in the carrot is enough to mix the flours but I had to add more water).
Heat the oil in a pan or in my case, I used my Fry Daddy, ( I don't use it often, but boy am I glad I have it.)
Make small balls of the the dough and drop them in the hot oil, let them fry for about 3 minutes or until they brown up, remove from the oil and drain on some paper.
Serve warm with chutney, I used some mango chutney I had in the cupboard.
There you have it, my first recipe for Taste and Create. And I'm so glad I was asked to join. I got to try to make something I'd never heard of before and it was good.