Fritters aka Pakoda in Hindi, Bora in Bangla, cannot be categorized just like sandwich. There are innumerable varieties and can be made out of any fresh or leftover ingredients.
Bora is usually served in the second course of a traditional Bengali meal. It can accompany other cooked vegetables, stir -fries, pan -fries, deep – fries along with Dal, that is lentils cooked in a soupy way.
There are a lot of interesting twists and nuances in Bengali cooking – We do not favor wastage 😉 or it can be said, we can create delicious meals out of any edible skin /peels, stems, roots etc of almost all vegetables, some plants and fruits. 😀
Fritters on this platter has a similar story 😉 It is made out of the stems of coriander / cilantro.
Here’s what i did……….
1 cup – finely chopped coriander /cilantro stems
1 nos – finely chopped green chili
1/4 tsp – grated ginger
4 tbsp – chickpea flour / besan
salt to taste
oil to deep fry
water, as per need
In a medium sized bowl, mix the chopped coriander, green chili, grated ginger, salt and chickpea flour. Add water gradually and mix well to a thick batter like that of a cake.
Heat oil in a pan, drop small spoonful of the batter and fry till golden.
Happy cooking !! 🙂
Cheers !! 😀
Note : ** This can be served as a snack with dip of one’s choice.