Fritters to us always taste great and this is newer version I tried after seeing some frozen bean fritters. This quick munch is a great snack specially on a rainy evening! In India, fritters are very popular during the months of heavy rains (June-August), usually enjoyed with a hot cup of tea. The most famous ones in India are potato, onion, cauliflower and cottage cheese. Beans fritters came out as good as any other fritters, looked interesting and tasted great too. The beans were from my little vegetable garden and so that is another reason to be happy about!
These beans are coated in thick gram flour paste which is seasoned with green chillies, carom seeds and some basic spices, deep fried and served with tomato sauce!
▪ 4 oz green beans, washed, dried and trimmed from both ends
▪ 3/4 cup gram flour
▪ 3-4 teaspoon finely chopped cilantro
▪ 1 teaspoon finely choped green chillies
▪ 1 teaspoon carom seeds
▪ 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
▪ 1 teaspoon red chilli powder (optional)
▪ 1 teaspoon white pepper powder
▪ 1/2 cup water (Adjust as required)
▪ Salt to taste
▪ Oil to deep fry
▪ On medium flame, heat the oil in a big pan/kadai
In a bowl, add gram flour, carom seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, white pepper powder and salt to taste
▪ Add water and mix well to make a medium thick paste and finally add green chillies and cilantro (if the paste gets runny, the coating is not going to be good enough to make a thick layer)
▪ Coat the beans by dipping in the prepared mixture properly and fry until golden brown and crispy, turning in between
▪ Take it out and let it stand on a tissue paper for about a minute
▪ Serve hot with accompaniment of your choice!