RoastedPotatoRaisinsStuffedPakoras

Roasted Potato and Raisin Stuffed Pakoras

Little pockets of raisin flavor and spices for dipping.

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INGREDIENTS

    Pakoras

    • vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon Madras curry powder
    • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
    • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
    • 1/4 cup julienne carrots
    • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves
    • 1/2 cup California golden raisins
    • 2 cups peeled and cubed potatoes, cooked till tender
    • Salt and pepper; to taste
    • distilled white vinegar
    • 6 tortillas or 12 wonton skins (about 4 inches square)
    • 1/2 cup Egg wash
    • Oil; for frying

    Ginger-Mango Vinaigrette

    • 1 cup mango pulp
    • 1/2 tablespoon minced jalapeño or red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 tablespoon minced gingerroot
    • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro leaves
    • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

    Coriander Chutney

    • 2 cups (3 to 4 ounces) baby spinach; stemmed
    • 1 cup (1 bunch) cilantro leaves
    • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
    • 1/2 tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh gingerroot
    • Salt and sugar, to taste
    • Olive oil; as needed

    Dark Raisin and Chive Drizzle

    • 1/4 cup California raisin juice concentrate*
    • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon minced chives
    • Salt and sugar; as needed

    PROCEDURE

    Pakoras

    In a heavy, deep pan heat 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, to coat bottom of pan, thoroughly. Add curry powder, garlic, gingerroot, onions, carrots, cilantro and raisins; cook and stir until raisins start to plump. Stir in cooked potatoes; mix well. Season with salt and black pepper; remove from heat. Mixture should be slightly lumpy, but not watery. Deglaze pan with a splash of white vinegar, if needed. Set aside to cool.Cut uncooked tortillas in half. Brush edges of tortilla pieces or wonton skins with egg wash. Hold in one hand, add about 2 tablespoons filling to center, pressing center and filling together gently while twisting and pressing edges of pastry together to look like a pouch or purse. In deep fryer heat oil to 350°F, fry each pakora to golden brown on all sides; drain.

    Ginger-Mango Vinaigrette

    Combine all ingredients in small bowl and whisk together.

    Coriander Chutney

    Combine all ingredients in blender and process thoroughly to a thick pesto-like consistency. Drizzle small amount of olive oil into running blender if needed to adjust for flavor or texture.

    Raisin and Chive Drizzle

    Combine all ingredients in bowl and whisk together. Adjust seasoning with salt and sugar, if needed.

    To Serve

    Paint individual serving plate with Mango Sauce; add Coriander Chutney and drops of Raisin Drizzle. Set 2 or 3 pakoras onto each plate.

    Notes:

    1. Commercially prepared California raisin juice concentrate is available from foodservice and industrial suppliers.

    2. Nutrition facts do not include oil for frying.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 410 (17% from fat); Total Fat 8g (sat 1g, mono 6g, poly 1g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 7g; Carbohydrate 85g; (Dietary Fiber 6g; Sugars 50g; ); Iron 5mg; Sodium 190mg; Calcium 96mg; Potassium 846mg

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