I’m without my husband this week due to his yearly work trip to Indianapolis. The trip is always “perfectly” timed so that he is away on our anniversary usually, which is today. To celebrate, alone, I decided to make myself a yummy dinner of Indian Pakoras using: carrots, potatoes, onions, spinach, cilantro, chickpea flour and spices..etc… Since our new kitchen isn’t all unpacked yet I didn’t have some tools that I needed so I made them a different way. Which didn’t really work out in the end.
I’ve lost this special shredding blade for my Quisenart. My hand grater in still packed as is my vegetable peeler. So I had to thinly slice everything by hand. Its no biggie, I like doing it and it’s good knife skills practice if I ever to go work in a kitchen again. Unfortunately though for this recipe you need them shredded with the help of a device. You miss the natural liquid from the potatoes that helps with moisture and to bind it all together. I had to add more oil then I like and then fry it in more oil and it turned into an oily mess. I actually couldn’t finish eating it. Which is rare and threw every last bit of it away. So sad.
On a good side though they were more flavorful then they usually are! The perfect amount of spice and my house doesn’t smell like curry.