How to make Pakora Aur Anardana Chaat -

Pakoras served in a chaat.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Brinjals (बैंगन), Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Pakora Aur Anardana Chaat

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Hindi: baingan
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Pakora Aur Anardana Chaat Recipe

  • Brinjals sliced 4 medium

  • Potatoes 4 medium

  • Dried pomegranate seeds (anardana),crushed 2 teaspoons

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 1/2 cups

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Yogurt thick, whisked 1 1/2 cups

  • Green chutney 1/2 cup

  • Sweet tamarind chutney 1/2 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Keep brinjals and potatoes soaked in water. Mix gram flour with sufficient water to get a smooth batter of coating consistency. Add anardana, red chilli powder and salt to taste. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 2

Dip each potato and brinjal slice in the gram flour batter and deep-fry in hot oil till light brown and done. Drain and place on an absorbent paper.

Step 3

To serve, place a few pakoras in a dish. Top with whisked yogurt and dribble green and sweet tamarind chutneys. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve immediately.

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