William and I have tried to make pakoras a few times before, but they've always turned out doughy. We wanted them to be light and crisp, and we finally found the perfect recipe for them. Honestly, they couldn't be easier! Here's what you do...
Chop whatever vegetables you have in your refrigerator into small, bite-sized pieces. Some great options are:
I also made chicken and kale pakoras, and the kale were definitely my favorite!
To lighten things up (since we were eating plates full of fried food for dinner), I made a spicy cucumber salad. This was a perfect, refreshing side-dish, and it's so fast to make.
Chop 2 cucumbers, a little cilantro, 1 chili pepper, and 2 scallions, and combine in a mixing bowl. Then in a small dish dissolve 1/3 cup sugar and a sprinkle of salt in 1/2 cup white vinegar and pour over the cucumber mixture. Refrigerate until cold, and you're done! This is the perfect summer dish--so cold and spicy! Enjoy!