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Pakoras with Chatni by Sumir Chehl

A teatime favorite, may also be served as an appetizer.

2 cups  gram flour or chickpea flour (besan)
1 cup    coarsely chopped yellow onion
1 cup    coarsely chopped eggplant (or other vegetables, e.g. potatoes, cauliflower, zucchini, cabbage, etc.)
1 cup    thawed chopped spinach
½ cup   chopped cilantro
1    chopped jalapeño or other hot green chili
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp   fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp   salt
1 tbsp   cayenne pepper
1 tbsp   black pepper
1 tbsp   cumin seeds
1 cup club soda or ½ tsp baking powder

Mix all the above ingredients well to make a thick dough.  Drop tsp size portions in hot oil and deep fry until golden brown same as you would fry fish or hush puppies.  Serve hot with fresh cilantro, mint or tamarind chatni:     

Cilantro or mint chatni

1 cup    cilantro or mint
½ cup   yellow onion
1          granny smith apple
1          jalapeno pepper
2 tsp     salt
2 tbsp   fresh lemon juice

Puree all ingredients in a blender, chill and serve with hot pakoras.           

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