Surely we deserve to treat ourselves to a takeaway tonight?
I can’t remember the last time we had one (or when I last had a night off from cooking!) I still can’t give in completely, so I’m making my own appetisers to accompany it, which feels slightly less indulgent (and unhealthy).
- 250g chickpea flour (gram flour)
- half tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp cumin
- half tsp ground fenugreek
- half tsp turmeric
- half tsp garlic granules
- half tsp salt
- 1 x green chilli, finely chopped
- 250ml warm water
- 3-4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 150g spinach, roughly chopped
Mix together the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the water and whisk until there are no lumps and the batter is a thick creamy consistency containing air bubbles.
Stir in the chilli, potato and spinach until coated in the batter.
Drop tablespoons of the mixture in hot vegetable oil and deep-fry for a few minutes until golden and crispy all over. Drain on kitchen paper and serve as a starter or accompaniment.