Mar 25, 2012

Gobhi Bhajias/ Gobhi Ke Pakore/ Cauliflower Fritters In Indian Style




Bhajias or fritters also known as Pakoras, these are the perfect snack for a cold, rainy day and serve them with sweet tamarind chutney. Use any vegetable you like, here I used Cauliflower.
Cauliflower is low in fat, low in carbs but high in dietary fiber, folate, water, and vitamin C, possessing a high nutritional density. Cauliflower contains several phytochemicals, common in the cabbage family that may be beneficial to human health.
§  Sulforaphane, a compound released when cauliflower is chopped or chewed, may protect against cancer.
§  Other glucosinolates
§  Carotenoids
§  Indole-3-carbinol, a chemical that enhances DNA repair, and acts as an estrogen antagonist, slowing the growth of cancer cells. (from Wikipedia)



Ingredients
Cauliflower florets 7-8 medium sized
1/2 cup gram flour (besan)
½ tsp. carom seeds
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. red chillies powder
A pinch of turmeric powder
A pinch of soda bi carbonate/ meetha soda
Chaat masala
Black pepper powder
Vegetable oil for deep frying

Method
In a bowl, add gram flour, salt, carom seeds, red chillies powder, and turmeric powder and meetha soda. Add enough water for thick and smooth batter.
Now wash and clean the medium sized cauliflower and separate florets from cauliflower.
Now heat the sufficient vegetable oil in the wok on medium flame. When oil is hot enough, dip the florets in batter and coat well.
Cook them on medium flame until look crisp and golden. Remove them crisp and tasty bhajjia on kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
Sprinkle chaat masala and black pepper onto florets and toss it well.
Serve hot hot yumm Bhajia with sauces or dip

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Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#14
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23 comments:

  1. Gobhi pakora looks crucnhy and yummy. Perfect snacks.

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  2. Look great. I love them. Just need some chai to go with them.

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  3. I made these 2 months ago when doing Blog Hop...now I remember how good they were..I have to make them again!
    Mireille
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  4. Preeti, thanks for sharing this info about cauliflower..i have a thing with this veggie..i can only eat recipes made by mom using this ingredient as I think she has some magical wand that removes the funny odour it give on cooking...but i have tasted the fritters and I loved them..ur look awesome too

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    1. gobi looks so yummy..i always love gobi

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  5. so crispy and tempting gobhi pakore !!

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  6. Very crispy and tempting bajjis..

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  7. crispy delicious looking pakodas...they are welcome any time.:)

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  8. first time here...
    love to have these bhaji's with a cup of tea:)
    glad to follow u .

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  9. i love these anytime :).. looks super crispy & nice!

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  10. oh..these r a hot fav at home..the addition of pepper is new..we sprinkle chaat masala..crispy ..yummy!!

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  11. these wud be perfect for a rainy day .. along with a cup of strong tea

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