I call this world famous because friends and family from around the world have eaten this over the years. I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like them. There are many recipes for this around, but I do hope you enjoy my version. This recipe would serve 3-4 people.
- 1 cup Chick Pea Flour (Besan)
- 1/2 cup Self Raising Flour
- 1 small onion
- 1/2 bunch choy sum
- Generous handful of fresh coriander
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder or 2 small fresh chillies
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 – 1 cup water
- 1-2 cups Vegetable Oil
Dice onion finely. Chop choy sum and coriander finely. In a medium-sized bowl, add flours, ginger, asafoetida, chilli powder, turmeric, cumin seeds, choy sum, coriander and mix. Once that is done, start adding water and forming a batter which should be thick in consistency. Heat oil (3-4 cm in-depth) in small wok. Once oil is hot drop teaspoonfuls of mixture and cook for about 4 mins or until it is golden brown. Serve hot either with a mint chutney or just natural yoghurt.