Baigan Pakoda- Crisp and delicious Brinjal Fritters
It is been quite some time since I have posted a fried snack as no body at home loves fried food .Now the young generation is so health conscious that they always refuse having fried food at home though they love pizzas and burgers 🙂 But I love fried snacks which I grow up eating .Winters chilly weather and rainy season demand some hot spicy fried snacks and I do make some for myself when ever I crave for fried food. Last night It was raining here In Dubai and I make these jhatpat type of snack -Baigan ka pakoda or Kachri pakoda (as they call it in Punjab)
Pakora or pakodas are very easy and quick Indian snack ,no need of pre planning or preparation, ust mix up the batter,dip vegtable slices and start deep frying. You can make pakoda of any vegetable though the most popular ones are aloo pakoda , Gobhi pakoda – khasta Gobhi , Lauki Pakoda , Pumpkin Pakoda , Milagayi Bajji these baigan pakodas and Moong Daal Bhajiyas. The baigan pakoda batter is made with Gram flour /besan but addition of rice flour make them more crisper .Adding baking soda helps pakoda to fluff up nicely but may absorb little oil . Pakodas are best served with- Green Mint Chutney ,khajoor imli ki chutney or Tomato ketchup and a hot cup of masala chai.