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Vegetable Pakoras

Prep time: 5 mins + standing
Cook time: 3-5 mins per batch
Makes: approx 30

Ingredients

Method

  1. Combine flour with cumin, coriander or mustard seeds, fennel seeds, curry powder and beer to form a smooth batter. Mix in the chopped fresh coriander, salt and pepper, baking soda, if using, and vegetables. Stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat 3-4cm of oil in a deep frypan and fry small spoonfuls of the pakora mixture in batches of 3-5 at a time for about 3 minutes, until golden and cooked through.
  3. Remove the pakoras from the oil with a slotted spoon. Shake off any excess oil and place them on paper towels to drain. Serve at once. Pakoras can be prepared ahead and reheated in a 200˚C oven for 5 minutes before serving.