Recipe: Pakora

//Recipe: Pakora



  • 1 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 3 tablespoons rice flour (optional for extra crispiness)
  • 1 tablespoon of coarsely ground coriander powder (dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 3/4 cup of water (Use water as needed)
  • Oil to fry
  • 1 small potato, sliced thin
  • Thin slices of cauliflower
  • 1/2 small zucchini, sliced thin


  • Mix all the dry ingredients together: besan, rice flour, coriander powder, and salt.
  • Add water slowly to make a smooth batter
  • Next, add green chilies and cilantro. Mix well.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium high heat.
  • The frying pan should have at least 1 and a half inch of oil. (To check if the oil is ready, put one drop of batter in oil. The batter should come up but not change color right away).
  • Dip the vegetable slices in the batter one at a time and slowly drop in frying pan.
  • Fry the pakoras in small batches. The pakoras will take about 4 to 5 minutes to cook.
  • Turn them occasionally. Fry the pakoras until both sides are golden-brown.
  • Serve them hot with chutneys
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