Rava Pakora (Indian Hushpuppies)
|2 cupsCream of Wheat cereal; (Rava)|
|1/2 cupCashews; - Chopped|
|1/2 cupCilantro; -finely chopped|
|1/4 cupCurry leaves; - if available|
|1/2 cupWhite onion; - Finely chopped|
|3/4 cupCheddar cheese; - finely shredded|
|1/4 cupjalapeno pepper; - finely chopped (optional)|
|1 teaspoonChile powder; - hot|
|1/2 teaspoonKosher salt|
|1 cupButtermilk; - low fat|
|Oil; for deep frying|
Rava Pakora (Indian Hushpuppies) Preparation
Mix Dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Stir in the cheese, onions, and peppers. Mix in 1/2 of the buttermilk and stir. Add additional buttermilk (in small amounts) until a soft dough is formed.
Preheat the oil in a deep fryer or saucepan. Using a small scoop (or two teaspoons) form the dough into balls app. 1-1 inches in diameter.
Drop the balls into hot oil and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towel and serve with Tamerind Chutney or other tangy sauce.
Makes about 24 balls, each containing an estimated:
Cals: 142, FatCals: 74, TotalFat: 8g
SatFat: 2g, PolyFat: 4g, MonoFat: 2g
Chol: 4mg, Na: 96mg, K: 82mg
TotalCarbs: 14g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 1g
NetCarbs: 13g, Protein: 4g
This recipe was passed to me through my daughter-in-law from her Grandmother. She "invented" this version (using American ingredients) during a visit to the US from her native Southern India.
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