Crispy Indian Eggplant Fritters made with chickpea flour | Vegetarian, Gluten-free, High Protein, Vegan | Side Dishes | Indian Food | MapleandMarigold.com

Savoury Eggplant Fritters made with Chickpea flour

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • One medium sized eggplant - sliced in 1/4 in pieces
  • For the batter
  • Chickpea flour - one cup
  • Rice flour - 1/2 cup
  • Onions finely chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Salt for the eggplant and the batter

Instructions

  1. Place paper towels on a baking sheet and then line the sliced eggplants on top in a single layer.
  2. Salt the eggplant liberally. In approx. 10 minutes you will see sweat beads form on the eggplant.
  3. Place another layer of paper towels to soak up the liquid and push down to absorb up as much of the liquid as possible.
  4. Flip the slices of eggplant over and repeat.
  5. Meanwhile mix the ingredients for the batter.
  6. Add in the water and whisk.
  7. The consistency of the liquid should be medium-thick so that it sticks to coat the eggplant
  8. Set the batter aside for 10 mins while you finish prepping the sliced eggplants.
  9. Pour enough oil in the heated pan to cover the base. Turn the heat to medium.
  10. Dip the slices in the batter, coat on both sides and use tongs to place in the hot oil.
  11. 3-4 minutes on either side will see the batter crisp up to a dark golden brown.
  12. Serve with coconut rice.