My fav snack with hot hot chai...
long Purple brinjal - 1
1 cup gram flour
2 tblsp rice flour
1 tsp nigella seeds (u can take carom seeds if u don’t like nigella seeds)
1tsp red chilli powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
a small pinch of soda/ baking powder
oil for deep frying
Slice the long purple brinjals, soak them in water, In the mean while take a bowl. Mix gram flour, rice flour, nigella seeds , red chilli powder, turmeric powder , baking powder & salt. Add water & mix well to prepare a smooth batter (it should be thick like normal dosa batter).
Heat sufficient oil in a kadai for frying. When oil is hot. Dip the brinjal slices in the gramflour batter ( ensure that the batter coats the slices very well) & carefully drop the coated brinjal slices one by one in oil. Reduce heat to medium , use the ladle to turn them so that they cook allover. fry both the sides till the pakoda gets golden brown in color & crispy. Remove from oil & place them on a absorbent paper. sprinkle some black salt..Serve with tomato/ chilli sauce or green chutney as evening snacks. Also goes well with pakhala / with steamed rice & daal.