Apple Banana Pakora, Bhajia, Fritters – Manjula’s Kitchen
Apple Banana Pakora
Apple and Banana Pakoras! Pakoras are an all-time favorite snack amongst everyone. Pakoras are made in so many ways using a variety of vegetables and lentils. Apple and Banana Pakoras were suggested by my friend Rajni from India. It sounds different because I never tried these pakoras. I decided to give it a try. I know she enjoys sweet and spicy combinations of flavors. These pakoras are crispy from the outside and soft from the inside. These Pakoras are also vegan and gluten-free. Give it a try and share your experience. Hope you will enjoy it. This recipe will serve 4.
- 6 Apple slices cut into rounds ¼ inch thick
- 6 banana slices, cut into the long way banana should not be very ripe
- ½ cup gram flour besan
- 2 Tbsp rice flour
- 1 Tbsp corn starch also can use arrow root powder
- ½ tsp salt adjust to taste
- ½ tsp cumin seeds jeera
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp mango powder amchoor
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp cilantro finely chopped, hara dhania
- 1 Tbsp green chili finely chopped
I am using firm apples. I have sliced the apples in rounds about 1/4 inch thick. Use firm bananas that are slightly less ripe. Do not use fully ripe bananas. I am using 1banana. I sliced the banana in 6 pieces the long way
To make the batter, add all the dry ingredients together besan, rice flour, cornstarch, salt, cumin seeds, black pepper, mango powder, and sugar. Mix all the ingredients well.
Add the water slowly to make a smooth batter. Consistency of pancake mix. I used about 1/2 cup of water. Now add the green chilies and cilantro, mix it well.
Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. The frying pan should have about 1 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, put one drop of batter in the oil. The batter should come up but not change color right away.
Dip the apples and bananas slices into the batter one at a time, making sure it is covered by the batter completely. Then, slowly drop in the slices into the frying pan.
Fry the pakoras in small batches, not overlapping. The pakoras will take about 3-4 minutes to cook.
Turn them occasionally. Fry the pakoras until both sides are golden brown. If the oil is too hot, the pakoras will brown too fast and not get crispy.
The crispy, delicious pakoras are now ready to serve.
Originally posted 2020-12-30 13:50:57.
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