Monday, March 12, 2012

Brussels Sprouts Pakoras (Fritters)

          Brussels sprouts are these cute green veggies which look like baby cabbages, they belong to the same family and both have anticancer properties. I had tried them roasted, they tasted good, but the last couple of times, it didn't smell good and I gave up cooking this. Only later did I come to know, this vegetable gives out a sulphurous odor when it gets overcooked. After a long time, I bought these again, this time I made these pakoras with them, of course not a healthy way of cooking, but I think, once in a while, you can have them. I was not too sure about making these, but they turned out really superb and delicious..

Need To Have
  • Brussels Sprouts - 10
  • Gram Or Besan Flour - 3/4 cup
  • Rice Flour - 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chopped Basil - 1 tablespoon
  • Oil For Deep Frying

          Cut the bottom stem portion of the Brussels sprouts and slice them and separate them. Add the rest of the ingredients except oil, sprinkle water little by little, it should be a wet and dry mixture. Heat the oil, take the mixture by the handful and add to the oil, fry it till golden brown, remove and drain the oil. Serve it hot or warm as a snack or even as a side to rice and dal.
Sending it to Chef Al Dente for the Gimme Green event,
                to Tickling Palates for the Let's Cook Greens event,
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                to Sara's Corner for the Women's Day Celebration event,
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                to Srav's Cooking Concepts for the Vegan Diet - Only Plant Based event and to
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The mixture should be of the consistency, where you can spread it while dropping in the oil. Only then, you'll get crisp pakoras.
You can leave out the basil, I had it, so added it.
Don't over fry the pakoras, remove them when they start turning golden.


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  1. looks great. never thought of making pakora from Brussels sprouts. like your idea.

  2. A great way to get the kids to eat brussels sprouts.I am thinking its a fun way to enjoy them.

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  4. yummy pakoras dear....lovely idea

  5. Pakoras - taste good with any vegetable. And to think you added another veggie to the known list..

  6. looks very tasty,soon will try it!!

  7. Very interesting recipe.Nice idea of making pakodas with brussel sprouts

  8. new idea of using this veggie ...looks crispy and tasty

  9. interesting recipe Hema. we eat them steamed and slightly roasted.

  10. Great preparation method for brussel sprouts. I never thought of preparing them this way, but I wish I did-yum! Well done.

  11. sounds interesting and new to me...
    looks crispy and delicious hema :)

  12. wat a lovely idea! ....great to make kids eat this veggie!

  13. Great idea,yummy and tempting pakoras..

  14. i have never used brussel sprouts...looks fabulous n yummy..!!

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  15. I have had the same experience with brussles sprouts. Hated the smell after cooking so it's off of my shopping list.. pakoras looks really nice, may should give it another chance.!!

  16. This looks really very healthy and delicious too....thanx dear 4 sharing this....

  17. Delicious n fabulous pakoras..unique too,Hema..Lovely these on a rainy day with a cup of hot tea!!

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  18. What nice innovation....I have never tried this veggie and this recipe look like the one to start with....
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  19. Wow, thats a great way of serving snacks. Brussels sprout pakoras looks crisp n yumm Hema :-)

  20. Very healthy crunchy pakora. Thanks for linking my event.

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  21. great way to eat this veggie............i should add for the kids..but it applies to me too!

  22. Wow!! Who would have thought if making pakoras with brussel sprouts. Very interesting and nutritious dish Hema. Thanks a lot for sharing this on my space. Glad to follow you as well :)

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  23. never cooked with them before, sounds wonderful

  24. Never cooked with Brussels sprouts...but sure looks good

  25. Very innovative use of Brussels sprouts!!!never heard of some one makeing pakora from this cute veggie...will try this soon...

  26. never encountered pakoras with brussel sprouts...have to try this one!

  27. Super tempting and quiet innovative dish !! loved them !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

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