Bhute Ke Pakore (corn Fritters)
Do you remember the ‘Dhara Oil’ ad? Where a small girls tell her grandfather that she is leaving her house as everybody scolds her. Then her grandfather says, ok, but mummy is making ‘Jalebi’. The little girl smiles and says ‘ Jalebi mmmmmm’ and she goes back to her house. My Grandfather used to copy this ad whenever I used to be upset or angry. He used to say, ‘ Mummy ne aaj pakore banaye hain’. He knew I do not like sweets much but I like munching on salty snacks. Later I came to know the secret of my mother’s crispy pakoras. She never used besan but she soaks channa dal or moong dal in water and then grinds it to make the batter. And as she grinds it in a grinder, there is no need to whisk the batter to make fluffy pakoras. Today I am sharing, one of my favourite, Bhute or corn ke pakore.