1 cup chickpea flour
pinch baking soda
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or 1/4 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp chipotle pepper)
1 tsp roasted ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup water
Vegetables I used:
You could also try
Vegetable oil for deep frying (i used canola)
Combine dry ingredients and whisk in water until about as thick as heavy cream. Recipe can be cut in half or doubled.
Fill pan with oil to deep fry, heat on high until hot but before reaching smoking point. If oil is too hot, fritters will burn. If not hot enough, the fritters will absorb too much oil. Oil is ready when a drop of batter rises to the surface immediately and sizzles. Lower heat to medium high to keep at correct temperature.
Dip 5-6 vegetables of one type into batter, coating all sides if possible. Drop them into hot oil, turning piece when half done and fry until golden brown. (It takes around a minute or two, depending on vegetable and heat of oil.)
Remove fritters from oil and set on rack to drain. Then keep warm in oven on low heat for (at most) 15 minutes, or they will get soggy.
Serve with chutney.
This is a great, easy batter. DH said they tasted just like Indian fritters should, and I agree. Yum yum.