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Banana flower pakoda Recipe

Banana flower pakoda is a popular Indian Starter
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On :
Monday, 10 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Starter Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 6
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  • 1 - 250gms whole Banana flower stem
  • 125g - besan/Bengal gram flour
  • 2 tbsp - Rice flour
  • 6 green chillies, chopped fine
  • 2 onion, medium, chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp - chopped, Coriander leaves
  • 6 chopped, Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • Oil to deep fry
  • 1/2 inch - chopped, Ginger
  • A handful of ground nuts
  • 1/8 tsp - garam masala, optional
  • How to Make Banana flower pakoda:

    1. Remove outer petals of the flower and collect the tiny flowers.
    2. Carefully discard the long central stalk, chop the flowers, sprinkle a pinch of turmeric powder over the flowers to prevent discolouration and keep aside.
    3. Add besan and other ingredients except oil, mix well to form a tight batter, add a tsp of hot oil and mix thoroughly.
    4. Heat oil, drop batter in peaks, deep fry till light golden brown and crispy.
    5. Transfer them on to a paper napkin to remove extra oil.
    6. This is a healthy tea-time snack.


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