Amritsari Gobi Pakoda ...... With Tamarind Chutney, Lasooni Chutney And Tomato Ketchup ..... Simply Awesome ......
I had been wanting to make these pakodas for a long time now, finally I made them today ..... So now its my turn to enjoy these yummy pakodas to my heart's content. Thanks Sushma Mallya my friend for these yummilicious pakodas. She has her own blog by under the banner name of "Authentic Food Delights". I simply loved these pakodas though I tweeked the recipe a bit and gave my own twist by adding fresh ajwain leaves, pudina leaves and garlic to add on my own fav. flavours while rest of the recipe remains the same .....
For making the Amritsari Gobi Pakoda you will need :
3-4 cups of cauliflower (cut into florets) 2 large sized onions (finely chopped) ½ cup fresh Coriander leaves, 4-5 fresh ajwain leaves, ¼ cup of fresh pudina leaves, 1” piece of chopped ginger, 8-10 garlic cloves chopped, 2-3 tbsp fine Cornmeal / Maize flour 2 tbsp cornflour, 2 tbsp Rice flour, 5 tbsp Gram flour, 4-5 Green chillies chopped, 1/2 tsp haldi powder, ½ tsp fennel powder, salt to taste,oil to deep fry the florets
To be ground coarsely : In a mixer grind coarsely the coriander leaves, ajwain leaves, pudina leaves, ginger, garlic and green chillies without adding any water.
Take chopped onion is a mixing bowl add in washed and drained cauliflower florets in it add salt to taste and mix well add the ground coriander paste and mix well. Now add cornmeal, cornflour, rice flour, Gram flour, turmeric powder and give a good mix add very little water and give a good mix it will become sticky. Don't make it too watery as it won't be crispy.
Heat plenty of oil in a thick bottomed kadai, when smoking hot, lower the heat and wait for few minutes, then add in the coated cauliflower florets one by one and deep fry in oil on medium heat till crunchy and evenly done.
Add them in small batches, do not over crowd the kadai coz. then the cauliflower will not get done evenly. There should be plenty of oil for the cauliflowers to get cooked and done crispy evenly.
Serve with Dip of your choice or just as it is or with simple tomato ketchup and imly / tamarind chutney. Tastes simply awesome. Do try it out and enjoy with your family and friends.