Zucchini Pakoras / Fritters
If you have watched the rain slash on the window panes, while you comfortably curled up in a window seat eating your pakoras & sipped hot coffee, then you, like me have been to heaven & back sometime in your life.There is something about cold weather & pakoras that brings out the dreamer in you, that words cannot explain! The wind is howling outside my window,cold weather is a milder term to use for the frigid conditions that prevail, I had made up my mind that come what may, I will make the pakoras today or I will die trying, such was the need of the hour smile emoticon…still the desire to experiment with a new vegetable (instead of the usual onion, potatoes,etc) was strong, so I chose Zucchini, today.
Pakora (Fritter) represents a fried snack, from India, originally derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Pakvavata’ which is ‘Pakva’ for cooked & ‘vata’ for small round cake of pulse fried in ghee and is a favorite among Indians. It’s amazing how winter can bring out the culinary talent in you, without fail….”Necessity the mother of all invention”, they say!
The green chutney of cilantro & mint that goes with a pakoras compliments the flavor even further,so enjoy your crispy brown pakoras on a cold winter evening sipping hot coffee….surely, heaven is not that far as people make it out to be !!