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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cilantro Fritters / Dhonepatar Bora/ Dhaniya Bhaji


Pakora: The very mention of it makes me mouthwatering. Pakoras can be made with anything practically. Earlier I have posted many varieties like Onion Ring Pakora, Chicken pakora, Pyaaj ke pakore, Bread pokora, Crispy Prawn ke pakore, Palak pakore to name a few. Being an ardent fan of Coriander leaves how could I skip Coriander as the main ingredient for pakora variation? :-) On a rainy day my family wants only one thing i.e Khichuri + Ilish fry + Chutney but you tell me is it possible to make it any our of the day ! So keeping yesterday's cloudy weather in mind I sealed my menu with Tadka Dal, Rice, Bhetki Paturi and Coriander pakora. 

The food was a bliss ! Pakora is a deep fried fritter which can be made with your choice of vegetables or with non veg stuff and made with a spiced chickpea flour(besan) batter. I add onions in this to make it more crunchy and tasty.

Ingredients:
5-6 tbsp of Besan /Chickpea flour
1 small bunch of Coriander leaves, chopped
1 big Onion, thinly sliced
2 Green chillies
1/2 Red chilly powder
1/2 tsp finely chopped Ginger
Small pinch of carom seeds /Ajwain
A pinch of baking soda
Salt and Sugar to taste
Water few tbsp
Oil for frying

Method:
In a bowl add sliced onion, green chillies, red chilly powder, ginger and some salt. And leave this bowl aside for 1/2 hour as salt will release water.

 Now add carom seeds, chopped coriander leaves, baking soda and add very little water in the onion filled bowl. The binding will take place if you mix the batter with your bare hands!

 I do not like to dominate the gram flour portion over the fragrant leaves so add very little besan at a time. Just when you are ready to fry the fritters add few drops of hot oil in the batter to make them more crispy. Make small balls of batter and drop them in hot oil for frying. Flip them in between for even frying. Do not overcrowd the pan, fry them in batches till golden brown. Like any other pakora tastes best if eaten piping hot with chutney of your choice. I had garama-garam pakodas with Rice-Dal. 

37 comments:

  1. Sounds really good, should try sometime for sure, mouthwatering now :)

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  2. Wow cilantro fritters must be a very flavorful one :) Looks super crispy too :) Nice delicious clicks :)

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  3. Sounds like pakora but heck I love the coriander Deepa like anything and the clicks are just mouthwatering.

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  4. This platter looks very inviting. I,m getting hungry now.

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  5. These pakoras look perfect and very inviting!

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  6. crisp and delicious fritters!

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  7. Lovely. Coriander adds such a lovely flavor

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  8. never heard of this pakora...looks and sounds great

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  9. Super crispy and quiet appetizing one !! Love to try this !!

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  10. Wow awesome tempting and inviting crispy coriander pakodas.

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  11. Lovely looking platter and delicious pakodas looks inviting.

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  12. This looks delicious! I love cilantro! Yums!

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  13. eyi rokom khabar besh bhalo lagey amar..feel like munching some now..hugs

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  14. Cilantro/coriander pakora is a nice idea. I love the flavor. I make a spinack pakora similar to this.

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  15. The plate makes me hungry! :) Wonderful pakoras!

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  16. Just seeing the pics and reading the recipe, is making me drool all over!

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  17. wanna try it soon....awesome dish deepa..

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  18. Mouthwatering fritters,sounds so yummy.

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  19. Can have a plate full of these crispies..Lovely fritters.

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  20. Sudhu dhonepatar bora kokhono khai ni ami, khete hobe...dekhei lobh lagchee...:-)

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  21. cilantro adds such a brilliantly fresh flavor to everything it is added...a pakori with it is a wonderful idea... :-)

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  22. I love pakoras anytime, these coriander ones look yummy. Need to try this :)

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  23. You know what? I take a long while to visit your wonderful space for a reason! Will bookmark your latest recipe (ignoring strongly the others) and end up in making and blogging! After Soya Kheema fritters, I havent been here and now you prompt me again :))))
    Soooper yum!!

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  24. awesome fritters..it must be flavorful and yumm

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  25. Oh my! These Cilantro Fritters look divine. My mouth is watering just by looking at your beautiful pictures. :)

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  26. thats an interesting recipe. thansk for sharing.

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  27. These fritters are ideal for gorging on during monsoon. Lovely click

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  28. Sounds very interesting deepa, very flavourful for sure

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  29. New to me,sounds interesting and looks yummy

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  30. Never tried this dish before.. Sounds yummy..

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  31. Thats a lovely and easy recipe...wonderful

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