Seasonal veg pakora

Crispy batter and an array of seasonal veg make up this classic Indian dish.

Add a little crunch to your kitchen with this easy pakora recipe. Picture: Joff Lee and James Lee

Ingredients, serves 4-6 as a starter/side

Vegetable oil, for frying, around 1 litre

100g gram flour

50g rice flour

1⁄2 tsp fine sea salt

2 tsp ajwain seeds (also called lovage or carom seeds; swap for fennel or nigella (black onion) seeds if you can’t find them)

1 tsp cumin seeds

1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric

A thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated

1 green chilli, thinly sliced

A small bunch of coriander (stalks included), finely chopped