By Dahiza Umar
Pakistani tradition about street food is world famous. Street food here is all about fried things, is a flavorful food in reasonable prize. PAKORY: It seems like a piece of heaven to enjoy these freshly prepared hot and spicy Pakory in rainy weather.
This snack is actually a chickpea balls having Pakistani spices and some vegetables. Especially in Ramzan, aftari is incomplete without having pakora on the dinning table. Pakoras have many varieties like there are ‘’bangan k pakory’’ ( brinjal pakoras), ‘’aloo k pakory’’( potato pokaras), ‘’palak k pakory’’(spinach pakoras), chicken pakoras and many more. RECIPE OF SIMPLE PAKORA( STREET SIDE SNACK): INGREDIENTS:
Chickpea flour 2 cups
Onion 2 large
Green chilies 4
Potato 2 medium sized
Spinach 1 cup
Fresh coriander 1 bunch
Brinjal 1 medium sized
Salt 1 tablespoon
Crushed red chilies 1 tea spoon
Sukhi meethi (dried fenugreek) 2 tablespoon
Anar danna (dried pomegranate seeds) 2 tablespoon
Chat masala 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder 1 tea spoon
Dried coriander crushed 2 tablespoon
Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
Garam masala 1 teaspoon
Oil for frying
Cut the vegetables, onion into thin slices, potato cut into thin finger shaped, brinjal is finely chopped, spinach is chopped.
Take chickpea flour in a bowl and add all the spices and vegetable into the flour.
Add water to make up the batter of flour and vegetable ( batter shouldn't be runny).
Heat the oil into medium flame and add a spoonful of batter into hot oil and fry these small balls until golden brown.
Serve the hot pakoras with ketchup, raita or chutney as you like.
It is usually served with a raita.
Yogurt 1 cup
Salt a pinch
Green chilli paste
Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
Chopped apples 4 tablespoon
Cream 2 tablespoon
Take all things together into yogurt and enjoy with hot spicy pakoras.