Pumpkin Pakoras

Product code: PPAKORA

I love onion bhajis, almost without fail I will order them if I am having an Indian takeaway. I have also discovered Alexa loves pakoras, given she doesn’t touch much vegetables I have to come up with a plan. Halloween is looming and I wanted to use the scraps from the pumpkin carving competition Andrew and I have every year. So I decided to combine the need to add vegetables to Alexa’s diet and the love for bhajis and pakoras. This is the result, crispy and fragrant pumpkin pakoras. It is not hot spicy but with enough spicing to add flavor to compliment the sweetness of the pumpkin and onions.

  • 100g pumpkin, grated
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 4 tbs gram flour
  • 2 tbs rice flour
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 50ml water
  • 300ml vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Incorporate well so that the flour mixture coat the vegetables
  • Heat oil in small saucepan. It needs to be a deeper pan so that the batter is immersed in oil when frying. To test if the oil is ready, put a bit of mixture in the pan. If it sizzles vigorously then oil is ready.
  • Put a small dollop of vegetable mixture and fry until golden brown. Drain them on some kitchen towel and serve. Best eaten hot but it is equally delicious at room temperature.