Spicy vegetable fritters

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
5 Smallish aubergines
12 Largish courgettes
Oil for deep fat frying
275 grams Chick pea flour; (also known as gram
; flour)
350 grams Rice flour
1¼ teaspoon Bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons Turmeric
2 teaspoons Cayenne
Salt and freshly ground
Black pepper
6 tablespoons Poppy seeds
1 teaspoon Nigella seeds; (optional)

FOR THE BATTER

Cut the unpeeled aubergines into 1/4inch / 5mm rounds. Sprinkle with salt, place a plate and weight on top and leave for at least 30 minutes. Then rinse, leave to drain and pat dry. Wipe the courgettes, top and tail and slice diagonally into neat slices.

To make the batter: mix the chickpea flour, rice flour, bicarbonate of soda, turmeric, cayenne, salt and pepper into a bowl. Slowly add about 1½-2 pints water to make a thin batter. Add the poppy seeds and nigella seeds just before using. Make sure the vegetables are completely dry and dip into batter. Heat the oil in a deep fat fryer and fry pieces for about 5 minutes in batches. Remove and drain on absorbent kitchen paper. Keep the vegetables hot while you continue with further batches. Serve hot with lemon wedges or a yoghurt sauce.

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NOTES : Makes 20.

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