Pudina ke Pakode/पुदिना भज्जी/Mint Fritters

Hello Foodies,
              Nothing beats the garma garam bhajis(Hot Fritters) with piping hot tea. Pakoras are one of my favorites snacks food item, along with french fries. This crispy, golden, battered, and fried mint leaves pakoras are finger food that no one can resist, these easy pakoras are so simple to make. They're similar to classic spinach pakoras. This recipe comes together in just 30 minutes and needs very simple ingredients. The batter is a mixture of chickpea flour (gluten-free and vegan), water and spices. These mint pakoras are full of protein, and vegetables, so even though they seem like more of a side/appetizer/snack, they make for a satisfying meal too!
          The recipe I have mentioned below uses the whole mint leaves dipped in chickpea flour batter, but you can make a variation by chopping the mint leaves in small pieces and then adding them in the batter along with onion, finely chopped green chilies. You can also add grated ginger, carrots, cabbage, and other veggies to the batter. This fresh and refreshing herb mint is packed with vitamins and minerals. The smell of fresh mint leaves/pudina is the best thing in a crowded sabzi market, don’t you agree? Mint leaves can energize you, hydrates you and is an excellent digestive. So today, we thought why not explore more Indian recipes using this humble herb which is tasty and crazily healthy. So guys when you buy Mint leaves next time, give this crispy and flavorsome pakoras a try. 
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What to serve with Mint Pakora?
               These pakoras taste best with tomato ketchup and coriander or mint chutney.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes; Cooking Time: 20 Minutes.
Two servings of Pudina Bhajji/Mint Fritters Contains 108 Calories.

Ingredients:
  • Mint leaves 20-25, washed
  • Chickpeas flour/ Besan 1 Cup
  • Red Chilli Powder ½ Tbsp
  • Turmeric ½ Tsp
  • Carom seeds ½ Tsp
  • Chat Masala 1 Tsp
  • Salt 1 Tsp
  • Baking Soda ¼ Tsp(optional)
  • Water as needed
  • Oil for frying Fritters







Instructions:
  • In a bowl add chickpeas flour, red chili powder, turmeric, chat masala, salt, carom seeds and mix well.
  • Now add water and make flowing consistency batter.
  • Add baking soda and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan for frying pakoras.
  • Once the oil is hot, simmer the heat to medium-low. 
  • Dip the mint leaves in the batter and drop them in the hot oil.
  • Deep fry until golden brown from both sides. 
  • Drain on a tissue lined plate. 
  • Similarly, fry all the pakoras, do not overcrowd the pan while frying the pakora.
  • Serve pakoras with ketchup or mint chutney or tomato chutney. Enjoy!!!
Dietary Comment :
  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 108 calories, along with 7.94 g carbohydrates, 1.62 dietary fiber, 7.1 g fats, and 2.92  g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
Good Time To Eat:
           It is good to eat mint fritters / Pudina Pakoras for snacks or appetizers or as a starter.
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