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Traditional Chai Tea & Indian Red Onion Fritters (Pakoras)

These recipes were created and presented as an in-store cooking demonstration by Dev Shukla on March 7, 2020.

Chai Tea

Prepared with traditional spices and Indian black tea leaf in the traditional way.

Ingredients

2 Tsp Loose black tea (Taj Mahal Tea brand or any other brand )

1 tsp Ginger fresh and chopped

1 tsp Chai Masala (Everest or MTR brand )

1/2 Cup water

1/2 Cup whole milk (dairy free milk can be substituted to make vegan)

 

Instructions

  1. Use a kettle or tea pot, add water and bring to boil
  2. Add tea and ginger and boil for 3 minutes
  3. Add milk and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes
  4. Turn the heat off and add the chai masala
  5. Pour the tea with the help of a strainer 

 

Onion Fritters (Pakoras)

A wonderfully paired snack with Chai tea are red onion fritters. This contains all vegan ingredients to make this delicious snack.

Ingredients

4 Red Onions – Halve and slice thin.

1 Jalapeno – Remove stem and seeds, slice into long thin strips

1/3 cup fresh Coriander - Chopped finely

2 Tbsp Ginger and Garlic paste

1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder

1/2 Tsp Paprika powder

2 Tsp Coriander power

2 Tsp Garam masala powder

2 Tsp Coriander seeds

1 1/2 Cup Gram flour (Besan)

1/3 Cup Rice flour

1 Cup water 

Oil as needed for deep frying

 

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil over med/high heat (~360 degrees) in a sauté or deep frying pan
  2. In a large bowl, using your hands, gently mix all the dry ingredients well
  3. Add a little water at a time with one hand, while continuing to mix the ingredients with the other
  4. Mixture should be a wet thick paste covering all of the onion slices
  5. Using a medium size tablespoon, drop loose onion batter mix into hot oil, adding only 4-5 fritters at a time so not to crowd.
  6. Fry until golden brown on all the sides, turning occasionally as needed
  7. Cook in small batches to maintain heat and continue to add mixture until complete.

 

 

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