Adapted from Tasty Appetite, I made just a few changes.
-2 small carrots
-1 small zucchini
-1/2 cup chickpea flour
-1 tablespoon rice flour
-2 tsp semolina or farina (you could use cornmeal)
-1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
-1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
-1/4 teaspoon celery seed
-pinch of asafetida
-sea salt and pepper to taste
After washing the vegetables, peel and shred carrots, (you can peel the zucchini if you like) and zucchini, then mix the together in a bowl. In separate bowl mix the dry ingredients, then sprinkle over the shredded vegetables, add a little water if necessary. Since the vegetable vary in sizes you can adjust the amount of flours if needed. I had it so it just stuck together and all was coated. In a pan with a little oil cook until golden. I made some into little patties, but I liked it better when you just took some in small pieces and dropped it into the pan.
They were crispy on the outside and nice and soft on the inside. The semolina added a nice texture to it, that why you could use cornmeal if that's what you have. I think this snack would work in bento lunches too. This was good on its own, but I'm sure you could find something good to dip it in.
Thanks Jay it was a lot of fun trying these. She has a lot of good things cooking over on Tasty Appetite you should check it out.
I am now finding several good ways to use the chickpea flour, since that came in a 22 oz bag instead of from a bin. I will be posting some recipes like chickpea pancakes coming up!
I have summited this to Two for Tuesday
I love these...so they are not deep fried...I love the deep fried ones...these surely are healthier.ReplyDelete
Hey Lindsey! Please pass me some of this delicious snack ;DReplyDelete
Bo, I just pan fried them in a little oil and they came out nice and crispy.ReplyDelete
Ann, sure, here you go help yourself...
These look really good. I have to admit I've never tried any of the flours you mention, but I do know where I can find them. I'm going to look into it.ReplyDelete
OK, this is right up my alley and looks delicious. I'll have to find that chickpea flour.ReplyDelete
interesting seasonings on these - think I would like the little patties, kinda like frittersReplyDelete
What?!! Lyndsey these pakora are outrageously delish!!!ReplyDelete
Yummy, Yummy, now I know what to do with all my zuchinni or courgettes as they are known here in France. DianeReplyDelete
These look fantastic! Must try! Thanks!ReplyDelete
We love us some Pakora over at our house! These sound terrific!ReplyDelete
those look really good...I have never seen anything quite like those... the coating looks really good on those, I bet not only crunchy but very flavorful!ReplyDelete
this look crispy and good!ReplyDelete
They look so crispy without being fried... NICE!ReplyDelete
Can't believe these are not deep fried! They looks so crispy and delicious!I like fritters like these!ReplyDelete
oh my, these look great!ReplyDelete
wow...Lyndsey...Thanx for the try...!ReplyDelete
your version sounds great. And the yummy click speak its taste...!
Keep rocking dear.
I.M. - I think you'll like working with the chickpea flour, finding more recipes with it.ReplyDelete
Betty Ray - It's Bob's Red Mill brand, you shouldn't have too much trouble finding it.
Drick - that's what I thought, the patties were good, just not as crisp.
bentobird - thanks, I used them in a bento too!
Diane - I wish I had your garden!
Debbi - I know you'd like it!
TKW - They're great! Kids like them too!
Chef Dennis - The four gives it a little nutty flavor, it is good!
Sonia - it is crispy good!
3HT - yes, crispy w/o deep frying!
Jeannie - that's what I liked about them!
Simply Life - Thanks!
Jay - I'm so glad you approved. I made your version too and liked them very much. I thought I should change it up a little for my post. Thanks so much Jay!!
I had made a pizza dough with a part being the chick pea flour...and then I had quite a bit left over. I was planning on doing a quick research on recipe possibilities. This will certainly be part of the list...great combo of ingredients.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the recipe and will also check out your friend's blog too.
these fritters sound so good; I am very interested in the chickpea flour, having always planned to use it in socca or farinata and never having done so! this is an easy ans delicious fritter recipe.
:P""""" these sound awesome! I'm pondering what to dip them in...guess I'll just have to try some myself to figure it out. I'd love it if you'd link these to Two for Tuesdays!!ReplyDelete
Sounds great Lyndsey! You always make such interesting and delicious foods :-)ReplyDelete
This recipe looks delicious! I love crunchy snacks!ReplyDelete
There would be no stopping me at just a few. I could easily eat these up. What a fun and creative snack.ReplyDelete
You really post some great recipes. Love your blog.
Claudia - I was going to do the same thing, but then a couple of my blog friends posted recipes using chickpea flour. I'll be posting them soon.ReplyDelete
tasteofbeirut - This was an easy way to try it. I am finding other recipes too. I think I'll be using it often.
girlichef - Let me know what you come up with! I'll look into Two for Tuesday, thanks!
Martha - thank you I try, you always leave such nice comments!
Linda - I love crunchy snacks too!
Velva - thank you so much!
Oh yes, this definitely something delicious & healthy! I would love to have them with some chili sauce. Yummm.... Nice try, Lyndz~ I bet Maranda loves it too. Hope you're having a great time.ReplyDelete
I love pakora and these look yummy and are full of veggies, which we're eating by the bucket loads these days!ReplyDelete
These look delicious and how wrong could you go with carrots and zucchini? I will take a plate full.ReplyDelete
Maybe, you would like to link these to My Meatless Mondays, tomorrow. This is a unique dish and I think people would love to try it out. Thanks.ReplyDelete
yumm.. i could finish the entire plate!ReplyDelete
My kind of food. The fritters look wonderful.ReplyDelete
These looks so healthy and delicious. The colour is so beautiful too. I can have that for lunch even. Thanks very much for sharing.ReplyDelete
These pakodas look so yumm! Would love to have some :-)ReplyDelete
Yay! Thanks for sharing with Two for Tuesdays...still calling my name!ReplyDelete
Simply delicious..looks so yummy!!ReplyDelete
This look delicious! I love pakoras......and your recipe sounds great!ReplyDelete
Ah-ha, and I just opened a new bag of besan flour!ReplyDelete
What great flavors...they look so good:)ReplyDelete