Courgette & Rice Pakora (Indian)

14 Oct

Here is an interesting recipe and something a little different to use the last of the summer courgettes. When your nearest and dearest are starting to groan at the sight of yet another courgette, these tasty fried morsels are a winner and no one will even know there is a courgette lurking in there.

* 400g or thereabouts of courgettes, grated
* 1/2 tsp ginger, grated
* 1 large red onion, grated
* sea salt
* cracked black pepper
* 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
* 1/2 tsp garam masala
* 2 tbsp chick pea or rice flour
* large handful of leftover cooked rice
* fresh coriander leaves (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together. If the mixture is too soft (it will depend on the courgettes) add a little more rice or flour and form into balls. Deep fry in hot oil in batches until crisp and golden brown. Scoop out with a slotted spoon and drain on paper before serving with a tangy chutney or raita such as:
Tomato Pachadi
Fig & Tamarind Chutney
Tomato Chutney (Hot Mustard)
Tomato Chutney (Sweet & Sour)
Tomato Chutney (Sweet Bengali)
Raita (yogurt, apple & onion)
Raita (sweet mint yogurt)

This recipe was originally posted on www.masdudiable.com on 14/10/2008.

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