Sweet Potato Pakora Recipe

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic is not just about drinks, it's also about the things that you eat when you drink. While these pakoras are a little fancier than chips and dip, these spicy hot bites were designed to pair perfectly with the Marco Polo Negroni.

Sweet Potato Pakora Recipe
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  • 1 1/3 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 teaspoons ghee
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoons cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 9 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/3 teaspoon baking powder
  • oil for frying
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1/2 bunch watercress
  • 1 small jar mango chutney
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 5 sprigs cilantro
  1. For the batter, mix all ingredients, except water, in bowl thoroughly. 
  2. Slowly incorporate cold water with whisk until batter is smooth and free of lumps. 
  3. Let batter sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Mix the vegetables into batter until evenly coated, scoop small spoonfuls into hot oil, and fry until golden brown (3 to 4 minutes). 
  5. Drain on paper towels and reserve.
  6. Spoon a small amount of ginger cilantro chutney onto each pakora. 
  7. Garnish each hors d’oeuvre with a leaf of cilantro before serving.
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