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.   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.   Add the spinach, onions, and potatoes, chopped cilantro and parsley.
2.    Get a large frying pan, add 1 cup of oil, and heat it on medium-high heat.     Add the batter by spoonfuls, use ice cream scooper.    And fry until lightly brown on both sides.
3.   Let it cool/drain on paper towel, then mix the yogurt ingredients, and dip the fritters into the yogurt.    You can add chopped cilantro/parsley on top as decoration, and chaat masala.
4.  Eat this with tamarind and mint chutneys.     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.     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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