Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson
Episode: From the Pantry
Print
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. 

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Refried Beans

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Shrimp Fried Rice

Recipe courtesy of Justine Simmons

Fried Polenta

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Fried Calamari

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Fried Rice

Recipe courtesy of Marie Pappas

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Yangzhou Fried Rice

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Really Simple Bean Burgers

Recipe courtesy of Pam Anderson

Pan-Fried Branzino

Recipe courtesy of Patti LaBelle

On TV

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here