Hina’s World: Recipe Gram Fritters & Yogurt Dip

https://ibyisaliamom.wordpress.com/2009/06/08/recipe-bajiyay/

There is another version that I made just the other night;

Ingredients:

1 cup of gram flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp garlic ginger paste
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 -1 cup of water
chopped cilantro/parsley
baby spinach
chopped onions and potatoes

1 tomato chopped up, sprinkle some sea salt and black pepper, along with some chopped cilantro. Ā  This goes nicely with the spicy gram fritters and chutneys as the tomato is cool and refreshing.

Yogurt dip:

1 cup of yogurt
1/2 cup of water
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp garlic ginger paste
1/2 tsp coriander/cilantro chutney
1/2 tsp mint chutney and green chilies chutney

Preparation:

1. In a large bowl, combine the gram flour, with the spices and water in slowly til a batter forms. Ā  Add the spinach, onions, and potatoes, chopped cilantro and parsley.
2. Ā  Ā Get a large frying pan, add 1 cup of oil, and heat it on medium-high heat. Ā  Ā  Add the batter by spoonfuls, use ice cream scooper. Ā  Ā And fry until lightly brown on both sides.
3. Ā  Let it cool/drain on paper towel, then mix the yogurt ingredients, and dip the fritters into the yogurt. Ā  Ā You can add chopped cilantro/parsley on top as decoration, and chaat masala.
4. Ā Eat this with tamarind and mint chutneys. Ā  Ā  Or if you do not want the yogurt dip, you can eat as is; along with the chutneys as a dipping sauce.

This is one of the major foods that is made in Ramadan for breaking of the fast in Iftar, or also served to guests as appetizers. Ā  Ā  There are other names for it such as Pakoras, Bajeeyays, and Gram Fritters.

Let me know how yours turned out, and like, comment, and share this recipe.

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