SPINACH PAKORA WITH SPICY KETCHUP

SPINACH PAKORA WITH SPICY KETCHUP

Serves 18

  • 2 cups chickpea flour, sifted
  • 2 cups onion, diced fine
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed, and squeezed
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons minced green chili
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup water, as needed
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
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  • Heat frying oil to 350F in a 4 to 6 quart soup pot over medium high heat. (or use your favorite electric deep fryer).
  • In a medium bowl mix flour, onion, spinach, ginger, chili, spices, baking powder, and salt. Add the water and stir to make a thick batter. Add more water if needed; you should be able to move spoon through it like a muffin batter.
  • Using a cookie scoop or a soup spoon, scoop up a heaping tablespoon of batter and drop it into hot oil so it forms a 1 to 1 ½ inch clump. Fry 5 or 6 at a time until golden brown, then remove with slotted spoon to paper- towel- lined platter to drain.
  • Keep in a warm oven while frying remaining fritters.
  • Serve hot with Maya Kaimal Spicy Ketchup