What is pakora??
Pakoras called fritters in English have many names in Hindi too. Bhaiya or bhaji, pakoras are crispy Deep fried Indian snack, made with chickpea flour.
pakora recipe is a common snack recipe prepared across all states of India and is typically known with local names. pakoda’s are typically served as a snack or as an appetizer and it can also be stuffed between bread and served as Vada pav.
Eaten with chutney (Dips) or ketchup. Rains, pakoras, and tea is the best combination. 😋😋
Types of pakoras
It can be made crispy or soft depending on the ingredients we are using. There are many types of pakoras like Plain, chilly, Onion, Rice, raw banana, tomato any vegetable you like can be used as the main ingredient.
This is often served on roadside restaurants or on street vendors shops. No need to mention again how much we Indians are grateful because of this snack vegan. We don’t need to change any ingredient to make this vegan.
This pakora recipe is for use of leftover foods like Dal and rice or some vegetables if you have. It can be made without any vegetables too though. I won’t be able to call it a healthy dish but yeh some times we need food four souls. 😛😜😜
Chickpea flour -1 cup
Salt to taste
Red pepper 1tablespoon
Green chillies chopped -2
Turmeric powder 1teaspoon
Fennel seeds 1/2tablespoon
Dry Mango powder 1/2tablespoon (optional)
First to make fritters batter add chickpea flour in a pot add leftover rice depending upon the quantity. For 1 cup.of flour, 3 tablespoons of rice are enough. Now add salt, pepper, chilies, mango powder, turmeric, hing and fennel seeds. Add water and mix.
Don’t make batter much liquid. It should be tight because it is to be fried in oil.
Heat oil in on high flame. When it’s hot put pinch of batter to check if the oil is hot enough. If it is hot, pakora will come upwards immediately. Now apply the same steps, put batter through spoon in oil or through hands to give it a proper shape.
Deep fry on medium flame. When it changes color to brown pakora’s are ready. Serve with tea or any dip.