Green Pepper Fritters – Gluten Free Fritters

Who wants hot hot green pepper fritters???

It’s very hard for me to say NO to fritters and I never seem to get tired of it. And it tastes more delicious on a rainy day or on a cold freezing day. In winter, I get the craving for having fritters and I feel so cozy after having them. Fritters are very common in my hometown. We make fritters with raw and ripe plantain, onion, mixed veggies, chicken, banana peppers, eggplants, lentils, chick peas etc. Serving fritters along with hot cardamom tea in the evening is an usual scene in Kerala. If you walk through the streets in the evening in my hometown, you could see street vendors and small cafeterias selling hot fritters along with piping hot tea.

I love fritters made with almost everything, after all frying makes everything tastes delicious. For making the batter, you can either use all purpose flour or gram flour. Usually, ripe plantain, dates and anything that’s sweet is coated with all purpose flour batter. If vegetables are used, mostly gram flour batter is used.

The other day, I  made fritters with green pepper and it tasted unbelievably delicious. Most folks in South India are die hard fans of banana pepper fritters or Mulaku bhaji. Well, the good news is this green pepper fritter tastes very similar to banana pepper fritters as the green peppers have a mildly spicy and crunchy flavor. Try this and sure you’ll be hooked on it.

I do have a collection of fritter recipes, have a peek.

Green Pepper Fritters

Ingredients

  • Green pepper, cut into thick wedges- 2 to 3
  • Oil- for frying

For making batter

  • Gram flour- 1 1/2 cups
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Asafetida- 2 pinches (optional)
  • Ground cumin- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Water- 3/4 cup or just enough to make a thick batter

Instruction

  • In a large bowl, combine all the above mentioned ingredients to make the batter.
  • Add water slowly and combine with the flour till you have a thick batter.
  • It’s very important that the batter should be thick else it won’t coat well on the green pepper.
  • You could add any kinds of spices or herbs to the batter, if you want it spicy add more of the chili powder.
  • Remove the seeds from the green pepper and cut into 1 inch thick wedges.
  • Heat a frying pan and add oil to it.
  • Dip the green pepper wedges in the batter and evenly coat it.
  • Place it in the oil and fry till it turns golden in color.
  • Transfer to a paper towel and serve hot.
  • Hot hot green pepper fritters and a cup of hot cardamom tea…Mmmm, YUM!

 

Green Pepper Fritters - Gluten Free Fritters
 
Ingredients
  • Green pepper, cut into thick wedges- 2 to 3
  • Oil- for frying
For making batter
  • Gram flour- 1½ cups
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Asafetida- 2 pinches (optional)
  • Ground cumin- ½ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Water- ¾ cup or just enough to make a thick batter
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine all the above mentioned ingredients to make the batter.
  2. Add water slowly and combine with the flour till you have a thick batter.
  3. It's very important that the batter should be thick else it won't coat well on the green pepper.
  4. You could add any kinds of spices or herbs to the batter, if you want it spicy add more of the chili powder.
  5. Remove the seeds from the green pepper and cut into 1 inch thick wedges.
  6. Heat a frying pan and add oil to it.
  7. Dip the green pepper wedges in the batter and evenly coat it.
  8. Place it in the oil and fry till it turns golden in color.
  9. Transfer to a paper towel and serve hot.
  10. Hot hot green pepper fritters and a cup of hot cardamom tea...Mmmm, YUM!

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