Sunday, April 10, 2011

Baked Vegetable fritters (Pakoras)

Usually the vegetable fritters are made using besan or chickpea flour. I made them using the wheat flour just like how I did for gobis in Gobi manchurian.I baked them rather than deep frying. They turned out good and it makes a good snack which is oil-free. You can use any vegetables you like.I have used potato, brinjal and used the leftover batter by adding chopped onions for making onion fritters.You can use besan instead of wheat if you like. I tried using wheat flour as an experiment.

Baked Vegetable Fritters/Pakoras
Baked Vegetable Fritters


Ingredients:

1/2 cup Wheat flour
2 small potatoes
1 large brinjal
1/2 cup onion, chopped 
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (optional)
1/4 tsp pepper powder
A pinch asafoetida
few coriander leaves chopped (optional)
Salt

Cut the potatoes and brinjal into thin slices.
Preheat the oven to 400F.Line a baking tray with aluminium foil.
Spray some oil using cooking spray or apply with hand.

In a bowl, add wheat flour, chilli powder, cumin seeds, pepper powder, asafoetida and salt.
Make a thick batter by adding a little water at a time.The batter shouldn't be too thick or too watery.Finally add the coriander leaves and mix well.

Now dip the vegetable slices into the batter and arrange as a single layer on the baking tray.I put the chopped onions in the leftover batter. Then mixed it well, took a small amount and placed it on the tray.

Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until they turn brown. In between, remember to flip them  to other side so that it gets baked evenly.

Serve with tomato ketchup or Mint chutney.


Sending this to the FAST FOOD, NOT FAT FOOD event at Now Serving.








10 Tasty Comments:

aipi said...

A guilt-free indulgence- perfect for a rainy day :)

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Sensible Vegetarian said...

That surely is cool idea to bake them. Looks delicious.

Sobha Shyam said...

Thanks Aipi and Sadhana :)

Suma Gandlur said...

This is such a clever thing to do. Really healthy version, Sobha.

Now Serving said...

Baking is a wonderful way to enjoy these :)Like that you used wheat flour too. You must send this to my Fast Food NOT Fat Food Event - (see under events Sobha)
Also the kid's delight started by spicing your life.blogspot.com is a monthly event runs from 15th-15th of each month.I am guesthosting it this monht And my fast food event is once in 2 months -last date is 15th the next event will start May 1... look forward to your healthy recipes dear :)

Now Serving said...

Yes, there is a specific theme each time - mine is no butter/no eggs/no sugar - Hope this helps :)

Sobha Shyam said...

Suma..Thanks a lot.

Priya..Thanks dear. Will surely post this for your FAST FOOD, NOT FAT FOOD event and this would be the 3rd entry for the event :)

Sowmya said...

These fritters look just their deep-fried counterparts! Only a lot more healthy....I'm sure to try it out soon!

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Sobha Shyam said...

Yes Sowmya, they look as if they are deep fried...and as u said more healthy..do try it out and let me know how it came.. :)

Sarah said...

what a great idea! From now on, Im gonna try the same thing too :)

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