Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson
Episode: From the Pantry
Refried Bean Pakoras with Cilantro and Coconut Chutney
Total:
40 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
12 pakoras
Level:
Easy
Total:
40 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
12 pakoras
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 8 cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 green chili, seeds removed and minced 
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 cup grapeseed oil
  • Cilantro and Coconut Chutney, for serving, recipe follows
Cilantro and Coconut Chutney:
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom seeds
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves, washed and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk 
  • 1/3 cup fresh coconut (or sweetened, shredded coconut)
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 small green chili, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lime

Directions

Put the coriander, cumin and cardamom seeds into a mortar and pestle and coarsely grind them. Add to a medium bowl along with the chickpeas and mash with a fork. Add the refried beans, chickpea flour, garam masala, salt and pepper, chili and onions and mix well. Form the bean mixture into small patties. Heat the oil in a large skillet, and then begin adding the bean pakoras, frying them until they are golden and crispy on both sides, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain on a rack. Serve with Cilantro and Coconut Chutney.

Cilantro and Coconut Chutney:

Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and toast the coriander, cumin, fennel and cardamom seeds until very aromatic, about 1 minute. Put into a blender along with the cilantro, coconut milk, fresh coconut, ginger, sugar, salt, chili, garlic, and lime juice, and pulse until smooth and well blended. 

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Refried Beans

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Paneer Pakoras

Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson

Refried Beans: Frijoles Refritos

Sunny's Refried Beans

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Spicy Refried Beans

Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid

Fried Eggs and "Refried Beans" Burritos

Fried Eggs and "Refried Beans" Burritos

On TV