Use any vegetables in season to make pakoras, an Indian classic, usually made with potatoes and seasonal vegetables.I chose to make courgette pakoras as this vegetable is in season right now. Head straight on to the recipe ♥
I usually train at gym over lunch time, and the people I train with are a friendly, talkative bunch. There is a gentleman there my age who has had knee problems and we got to talking while we are both on the elliptical. He is a chiropractor and when I mentioned who I was seeing he told me to rather come and see him, only because he is cheaper. You might remember that I have had a sore knee but that was not what led me to going to see Jacques. My back was feeling sore and in need of some manipulation, and at gym I asked Jacques if he could see me that afternoon. This is the plus side of training with such amazing people. He fitted me in, between lunch and his next client and he used completely different methods of manipulation to the chiropractor I have been seeing for years. He manipulated my hips and my right foot and when I woke up the next morning, two things were evident. My big toe felt like it had been dislocated, and my knee was 100% better. This has not lasted as I injured it at gym on the following Tuesday. But at least I know now that my knee does not need surgery, and the outer thigh machine is a no go. Another thing I now know is how easy pakoras are to make. I had chickpea flour left over from making pathiri last April and I don’t think the flour will last much longer, as I am sure to make these again soon. I chose to use courgettes as they are in season right now, and we got some really large ones from the farmers market in Sedgefield. I will continue to use seasonal vegetables as and when I make these for weekend snacks.
Recipe For Courgette Pakoras
- 40 g chickpea flour
- 8 g flour
- 2.5 mls garam masala
- 2.5 mls ground coriander
- 1.25 mls bicarbonate of soda
- 0.625 mls cayenne pepper
- 5 mls lemon juice
- 50 mls water
- 1 large courgette chopped
- Salt to season
- 250 mls canola oil for frying
- Place the flours, masala, coriander, bicarbonate of soda and cayenne pepper into a mixing bowl
- Stir to mix and then add the lemon juice and water
- Combine until smooth
- Stir in the courgette and season to taste
- Place the oil into a small saucepan
- Heat over a moderate temperature to 185° Celsius
- Drop dessert spoon measures of the batter into the oil
- Fry until golden brown, turning once
- Drain on paper towel before serving
- Serve with a sweet chilli dipping sauce
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Blog-checking lines: Vimala was our host for the November daring cooks challenge and she invited us to try our hands at some Indian snacks and treats
What I blogged November 16:
- one year ago – One Step Too Far
- four years ago – Elder
- five years ago – Pea Pasta
34 thoughts on “Courgette Pakoras With Garam Masala”
We ate similar delicious treats when we lived in Mauritius. Good thing we came home as I would probably be the size of a house.
Have a happy week Tandy.
🙂 Mandy xo
I am sure with all the running you would have been able to eat more treats 🙂
One of my faves. I’ve loved these since I was small and my Mum discovered the world of Indian food. I wish my body & mind were aligned. Sometimes I feel like a broken down show pony!
I feel the same this morning Fiona!
I absolutely love pakoras but I don’t make them nearly enough. I find they’re a great way of using up vegetables that are almost past their best but you don’t want to waste.
That is a great idea for vegetables one cannot eat without cooking 🙂
I’m glad your knee is better and that you will not require surgery. I cannot wait for courgettes to be in season again so I can try this! Looks scrumptious.
I am trying to grow my own this year 🙂
Hi Tandy, I could eat this all day long, love the way the batter looks.
Thanks Cheri, the batter was amazing 🙂
It’s not often that I fry something but this might be an exception. They look good.
I also don’t fry things often, but these were worth it 🙂
I’m happy to hear you don’t need surgery Tandy. And this courgette looks absolutely delicious.
Thanks Kia 🙂
That is something my best friend would love to try!
Hope you share Agness 🙂
Thanks Liz 🙂
I am happy to hear your knee was fixed, for a brief time. Your gym sounds like a great place. Excellent pakoras adding lemon juice is brilliant and they look lovey 😀
Thanks Meryn, and I love our gym 🙂
hey we both did Daring Cooks! Love your choice of courgette, the pakoras look great. Wish I could find someone for hip as amazing as your chiro find!
We are lucky to have great Chiropractors here – but sadly I need to go back. Thanks for the compliment 🙂
amazing it looks yummy with courgette……..Thank you for participating……..
Thank you for the visit Vimala 🙂
Yum! I have a feeling I would eat way too many of these. They look awesome.
That is why I only made a few 🙂
Looks so yummy, Tandy. I pulled a muscle in my side at the gym. Luckily it has righted itself without any treatment. It’s such a setback to get an injury which interferes with regular training.
That is so good that your injury did not need treatment 🙂
This looks absolutely delicious. I can only imagine how good it tastes.
I’m glad you found a chiropractor that’s able to help you and you don’t have to go through with surgery on your knee. Definitely good news.
Good news for sure Susan 🙂