Sunday, August 17, 2008

Vegetable Pakora Indian Recipe

Vegetable Pakora is a simple and fast, yet delicious dish. These Indian battered and deep fried vegetable bits are great served by themselves as a snack or as an appetizer or side dish. Serving size depends on how many other items are on one's plate to fill up on!


1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup water
1-2 green chilies, chopped (jalapeno or your choice depending on heat pref.)
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1 potato or yam, sliced 1/4 thick
1 small cauliflower, broken into very small florets
1 cup spinach leaves, torn
1 1/2 cups onions, halved and sliced

2-6 servings
1. Boil the potato or yam slices until *just* tender, being careful not to overcook.
2. Mix batter ingredients well. Beat in a blender for 4-5 minutes to incorporate air (this will make the batter fluffier). Let batter rest 1/2 hour in a warm place.
3. Add the vegetables and mix in evenly.
4. Deep fry in oil that is heated to 375° until deep brown (somewhere between 4-6 minutes per batch). Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
5. Serve with cilantro or mint chutney or cucumber raita.


Dave and Heidi Perez said...

Thank you for this recipe! Last night, I ate at my favorite restaurant, Bombay House, and had their chicken pakora appetizer. So I googled "pakora" to find a good recipe. This is the one!

Advina Jones said...

This recipe looks yummy, delicious and healthy. I am going to try it.

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