Apple Banana Pakora, Bhajia, Fritters

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Apple Banana Pakora, Bhajia, Fritters

Apple Banana Pakora

Apple and Banana Pakoras! Pakoras are an all-time favorite snack amongst everyone. Pakoras are made in so many ways using a variety of vegetables and lentils. Apple and Banana Pakoras were suggested by my friend Rajni from India. It sounds different because I never tried these pakoras. I decided to give it a try. I know she enjoys sweet and spicy combinations of flavors. These pakoras are crispy from the outside and soft from the inside. These Pakoras are also vegan and gluten-free. Give it a try and share your experience. Hope you will enjoy it. This recipe will serve 4.

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients  

  • 6 Apple slices cut into rounds ¼ inch thick
  • 6 banana slices, cut into the long way banana should not be very ripe
  • ½ cup gram flour besan
  • 2 Tbsp rice flour
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch also can use arrow root powder
  • ½ tsp salt adjust to taste
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp mango powder amchoor
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro finely chopped, hara dhania
  • 1 Tbsp green chili finely chopped

Instructions 

  • I am using firm apples. I have sliced the apples in rounds about 1/4 inch thick. Use firm bananas that are slightly less ripe. Do not use fully ripe bananas. I am using 1banana. I sliced the banana in 6 pieces the long way
  • To make the batter, add all the dry ingredients together besan, rice flour, cornstarch, salt, cumin seeds, black pepper, mango powder, and sugar. Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Add the water slowly to make a smooth batter. Consistency of pancake mix. I used about 1/2 cup of water. Now add the green chilies and cilantro, mix it well.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. The frying pan should have about 1 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, put one drop of batter in the oil. The batter should come up but not change color right away.
  • Dip the apples and bananas slices into the batter one at a time, making sure it is covered by the batter completely. Then, slowly drop in the slices into the frying pan.
  • Fry the pakoras in small batches, not overlapping. The pakoras will take about 3-4 minutes to cook.
  • Turn them occasionally. Fry the pakoras until both sides are golden brown. If the oil is too hot, the pakoras will brown too fast and not get crispy.
  • The crispy, delicious pakoras are now ready to serve.

Originally posted 2020-12-30 13:50:57.

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