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“After spending some considerable time in the Fijian Islands, I fell in love with the Indian style of cooking. Finally started to develop my own Indian recipes and very successful as my East Indian friends always give me compliments on my recipes.”

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  1. BATTER.
  2. Sift flour into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add turmeric, cumin, chili powder and salt; mix well.
  4. Gradually ad warm water and mix to a semi-thick batter; set aside.
  6. In a medium size cooking pot, add potatoes, cover with water and bring to boil.
  7. Cover and cook until potatoes are tender, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  8. When potatoes are cooked, drain and mash potatoes; set aside to cool slightly.
  9. Chop cauliflower florets into small pieces; set aside.
  10. In a large frying pan, melt butter on medium heat.
  11. Add onions, garlic and ginger and sauté until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  12. Add cauliflower, peas, turmeric, cumin, salt and pepper; cover and sauté for another 3 minutes.
  13. Add this mixture to the slightly cooled potatoes and mix well to incorporate.
  14. Using a teaspoon, spoon mixture by spoonfuls.
  15. Rub your hands with some olive oil and form the spooned mixture into balls.
  16. Flatten to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  17. Dip into batter so that they are covered with batter, let excess drain off.
  18. In a frying pan, heat canola oil to 375°F.
  19. Drop battered pakoras into the hot oil and fry for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per side until they are light brown.
  20. Add more oil if required.
  21. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  22. Serve with your favorite yogurt dip or ketchup.
  24. In a bowl, whisk together yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper and refrigerate for 1 hour before using.

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