Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pineapple Bhaji

Pineapple* - 4 to 5 cut into circles discarding the center
Oil for frying
Gram Flour/Besan Flour - 2 tbspns
Salt to taste
Crushed Black Pepper to taste 
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp

For the batter;
Gram Flour/Besan Flour - 1 cup
Red Chili Powder - 1 1/2 tsp(add more if the pineapple is too sweet)
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water for making batter

Green Chutney - required for serving
*Select the one which is sweet but not juicy.

In a bowl add gram flour, chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, enough water. Mix well. Rest for 10 to 12 minutes. Heat the oil in a pan for frying. 
For dusting, in a separate bowl add gram flour, salt, red chili powder, crushed black pepper. Mix well. Dust the pineapple slices with the dry mixture and then coat the pineapple slices in the wet batter and deep fry them in hot oil. Remove them on a tissue.
Put the lotus stem slices in gram flour mixture and add red chili powder.
Arrange pineapple bhajis on a plate and serve with green chutney.

Inspired from here

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