How to Make Indian Vegetable Fritters

Indian food is among the best food in the world, but so often people either don't know how to make it or do it incorrectly. Indian Vegetable Fritters are a staple in Indian culture, and are a popular street food snack throughout the country. The wonderful thing about these fritters are that they are quick and enjoyable snack for anyone who wants to enjoy. Cheap, easy and relatively nutritious, these fritters will surely be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Canola Oil
  • 1 ½ cups chickpea flour (besan)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into ½” pieces
  • ½ Small red onion, minced

Cooking Instructions

In a medium saucepan, heat a couple inches of canola oil until a thermometer reads roughly 300 degrees. Next, stir the chickpea flour, cumin seeds, salt and 1 cup of water in a bowl until it's formed the consistency of a smooth batter. Stir the chopped potatoes and minced onions into the batter. Separate your fritters by the spoonful, making each one roughly 2 tablespoons, and in batches, fry each fritter. You'll turn each fritter as needed until they are golden and crisp, about 8-10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon so that not hot oil falls though, transfer your fritters to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Season as you wish with excess cumin and salt. If you'd like, pair your fritters with a tamarind chutney or coconut chutney for dipping.

The next time you'd like a snack that's tasty, filling,versatile and a little different, head to your local Whole Foods or other ethnic grocery store and purchase ingredients to make Indian Vegetable Fritters. You might have just found a snack that you come back to time and time again!