Crispy Fritters with Drumstick Leaves
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: About 15 fritters
  • Drumstick leaves – 2 cups, tightly packed
  • Onion – 1, large,
  • Gram flour / chickpea flour – 2 tbsp
  • Rice flour – 3 tsp
  • Paprika – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil to deep fry
  • Chat masala or freshly crushed black pepper to taste (optional)
  • Water as required
  1. Chop the drumsticks leaves coarsely. Finely chop the onion.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Now add water one spoon at a time. Just add enough water to make a sticky batter; do not make it too thin.
  3. Heat enough vegetable oil in a deep frying pan to be able to deep fry the fritters.
  4. While the oil is getting hot, take one tablespoon of the batter at a time in your damp hands and make a ball. Then flatten it by lightly pressing between the palms.
  5. Once the oil is very hot, reduce the temperature to medium and drop the fritters one by one. you may have to fry them in batches; do now overcrowd the frying pan.
  6. Once the fritters turn deep golden brown, take them out with a slotted spoon and place on an absorbent kitchen towel to soak excess oil.
  7. Sprinkle with some chat masala or freshly crushed black pepper and serve hot!
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