How to make Vangun Pakora -

Delicious brinjals fried to crisp.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Brinjal (बैंगन), Gram Flour

Cuisine : Kashmiri

Course : Snacks and Starters

Vangun Pakora

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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 : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Vangun Pakora Recipe

  • Brinjal 2 long

  • Gram Flour 1 cup

  • Soda bicarbonate a pinch

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for deep-frying


Step 1

Wash, remove stems and cut brinjals into long thin strips. Mix gram flour with soda, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, cumin powder, salt and three-fourth cup of water to make a batter.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Dip brinjal pieces in the batter and deep fry till crisp and golden brown. Drain onto an absorbent paper and serve hot.

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