Rava Pakora (Indian Hushpuppies)

Rava Pakora (Indian Hushpuppies)

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Crunchy and spicy, these are wonderful party appetizers with a South Indian flair.


Ingredients

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2 cups Cream of Wheat cereal; (Rava)
1/2 cup Cashews; - Chopped
1/2 cup Cilantro; -finely chopped
1/4 cup Curry leaves; - if available
1/2 cup White onion; - Finely chopped
3/4 cup Cheddar cheese; - finely shredded
1/4 cup jalapeno pepper; - finely chopped (optional)
1 teaspoon Chile powder; - hot
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 cup Buttermilk; - low fat
Oil; for deep frying

Original recipe makes 24

Servings  

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

Notes

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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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. [I posted this recipe.]
promfh 8 years ago
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