Mushroom Pakora – Mushroom Fritters

Nowadays there are more options for street food especially with snacks available in our place. But one of my all-time favourite and all-season available snack is Fritters. They are easily available everywhere. But here I miss them. They are only available at some shops and at evening time only. So I make them at home whenever I feel like having them. I prefer it, especially during the rainy season. Hot Fritters with Chai is the best combo for a rainy or winter season. Another advantage of fritters is we could try with a variety of ingredients. We could prepare it readily with the basic ingredients available at home. My father used to make onion fritters often, I love it. We usually have pakoda with pazhaya choru at dinner or breakfast. It used to taste so delicious together. I used Mushroom as the main ingredient for this fritters. We can also have it as a starter or as a side dish with Rice. Let’s see how to cook it.

Preparation Time : 15 mins

Cooking Time : 20 mins

Serves : 2 – 3

INGREDIENTS REQUIRED

Mushroom – 250 g

onion – 1( medium sized, chopped)

Chopped garlic – 1 tbsp

Chopped ginger – 1 tbsp

Chopped curry leaves – 1 tbsp

Chopped green chillies – 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp or to taste

Salt to taste

Gram flour – 1 cup + 1 tbsp

oil for frying

METHOD

1.Clean and wash mushrooms.Dry them and chop them.Transfer the chopped mushrooms into a bowl.To it add chopped garlic, chopped ginger,chopped curry leaves, chopped green chillies, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, salt to taste and red chilli powder.

2.Add gram flour,1 tbsp of oil and mix well with the hands.The mushroom will have some water in it.else sprinkle some water and mix well.The mixture should not be watery , it should be sticky.Heat oil in a pan at medium flame.When the oil is hot , add small pieces of the mixture into it.Fry them to golden.

Serve hot with Tea or coffee.

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