Kolkata Special Fulori ( Deep Fried Chickpea Street Snack)

Fulori / Falaudi is a evening snack served with tea in Kolkata. The term ' fulori ' means Fula hua pakori ( fluffy fitters). It is made with besan, to which baking soda is added to give it a fluffy and spongy texture. These fritters are found in every nook and corner of Kolkatta.

picture of Kolkata Special Fulori( Deep fried chickpea street snack)
Channa besan (Chickpeas flour) - 1/2 cup
Urad besan ( black lentil flour) - 1/4 cup
Salt - 1/2 tablespoon
Eating sodan or baking powder - 1/2 tablespoon
Green chilli - 2-3 pieces ( chopped)
Kala zeere ( onion seeds) - 1/2 tablespoon
Oil for frying
Mix channa besan, urad besan, salt, baking powder, kala zeere and green chilli.
Add required amount of water to make a thick batter.
Whisk the batter with egg beater to make it soft.
Keep it for 30 minutes.
Now heat oil in a pan and pour a tablespoon of batter in the oil. Let it rise and form falaudi. Fry till it turns light brown.
Serve with tea.
You may also add ajwain to make it easier to digest