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                       ONION PAKORA (VENGAYA PAKORA)
 
 Recipe By     : “Dakshin” by Chandra Padmanabhan
 Serving Size  : 15   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Indian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      tsp           Ghee
    1      pinch         Baking soda
    1       c            Bengal gram flour (besan,
                         -chickpea flour)
      1/2   c            Rice flour
    2      tbsp          Ghee
    3                    Onions -- finely chopped
    1                    Potato (optional) -- finely chopped
                         A piece of ginger - 1 inch, -- peeled and minced
    4                    Green chilies -- finely chopped
    1      tsp           Chili powder
    1       bn           Cilantro (coriander) -- finely chopped
                         Salt -- to taste
                         Water -- as required
                         Oil -- for deep-frying
 
    Place 2 tsp. ghee and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Rub together
 until frothy. Add the remaining ingredients and combine well, using
 sufficient water to make a thick batter.
   Heat oil in a heavy frying pan. Drop spoonfuls of batter into the oil.
 Fry the pakoras until golden in color. When cooked, drain the excess oil
 on a sheet of brown paper or paper towels.
   Serve hot with chutney.
   From: “Dakshin - Vegetarian Cuisine From South India” by Chandra
 Padmanabhan   
 
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