And so continues my dalliance with chickpeas; this time in the form of pakoras, the popular Indian snack.
Vegetables dipped in gram flour (chickpea flour) batter and deep-fried.
Iâ€™ve been eating pakoras for as long as Iâ€™ve lived in this city; almost nine years (what? where did all that time go?).
I haven’t gathered the courage yet to make pakoras on my own, I have an absurd fear of deep-frying things.
Pakoras are quite easy to find around here, so Iâ€™m not too worried, Iâ€™m looking for a recipe that bakes instead fries, and ends up with a comparable result.
In the mean while Iâ€™m doing a taste test of sorts, trying Pakoras from all overâ€¦
I got these from Thrifty Foods in Coquitlam, I canâ€™t vouch for their authenticity, but theyâ€™re quite tasty.
An excellent appetizer, surprisingly filling and perfect for picnics in the summer â€“ food tastes best when eaten outdoors.
And, if you’re feeling rather adventurous and want to try a recipe; here’s a straightforward and yummy looking recipe to start.