Ingredients that you need to make Eggplant Fritters’ is :
- Eggplants 2 (medium sized)
- Salt ½ tsp
- Sugar 1tsp
- Oil for Deep Frying
- Chickpea Flour ½ cup
- Water as required
- Fenugreek Leaves 1 tsp
- Turmeric Powder ¼ tsp
- Red Chili Powder ½ tsp
- Red Chili Flakes ½ tsp
- Coriander Seeds Powder ¼ tsp
- Cumin Seeds Powder ½ tsp
- Ajowan crushed ¼ tsp
To make the Batter:
Take a mixing bowl. Add Gram Flour, Red Chili Powder, Salt, Fenugreek Leaves, Cumin Seeds Powder, Coriander Seeds Powder, Red Chili Flakes, Ajowan Crushed and mix it well using a spoon.
Then sift the flour mixture through a strainer.
Gradually add water and whisk until you get a lump free smooth batter. Then set aside.
For Eggplants Preparation:
Cut the eggplants in thin slices(approx 3 mm).
Rub sugar well and spread them on a plate and keep aside for 15 minutes or until the total moisture comes out.
Once done dab them with a cloth to drain excess moisture.
Heat oil in a pan and allow it to completely hot.
Once the oil turns hot reduce the flame to medium.
Then dip one eggplant slice in the batter shake to drip excess batter then add in the hot oil. Wait for 3 seconds then turn to the other side and deep fry in the hot oil until both sides turn golden crisp.
Once done remove them from oil and place them on kitchen towel to drain out excess oil.
Follow the same process and deep fry all the Brinjal slices.
Eggplant Flitters in Bengali style is ready to serve.
Serve hot with a Tomato Ketchup or Tamarind Chatni !
Happy Cooking 🙂