Aubergine pakoras with coriander mint sauce

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    55 min

    These Indian pakoras made with aubergine are a little bit spicy and very flavourful. The sauce that goes with them is very light and refreshing and sets off the heat of the pakoras. A great addition to your next curry night.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 250g chickpea flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon ground sweet paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom seeds, crushed
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground sweet paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 300ml water
    • oil for frying
    • 4 aubergines, peeled and thinly sliced
    • For the sauce
    • 25g fresh coriander, chopped
    • 25g fresh mint, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1 teaspoon grated fresh root ginger
    • juice of 1/2 a lemon
    • 1 natural yoghurt
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Method
    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Prepare the sauce by mixing the coriander, mint, cumin, curry, ginger, lemon juice, natural yogurt, salt and pepper. Keep refrigerated.
    2. In a bowl, combine the chickpea flour, bicarbonate of soda, spices, salt and pepper. Gradually add 300ml water and whisk until you get a thick paste.
    3. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. When hot, dip the aubergine slices in the batter then place in the pan. Cook for a few seconds until brown. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on a kitchen paper and serve hot with the sauce.
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    delicious and so easy! It has become an instant favorite in our home!  -  10 May 2013  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)

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