Pakoda

Pakora or Pakoda is an item in South Asian cuisine, created by taking ingredients such as onion, eggplant, lentils, potato, spinach, cauliflower, tomato, and chili (though usually not more than two to three of these), dipping them in a batter of gram flour and then deep-frying them. The most popular varieties are palak pakora, made from spinach, paneer pakora, made from paneer (soft cheese), and pyaz pakora, made from onion. When onions, on their own, are prepared in the same way, they are known as onion bhujia or bhaji.

Pakoras (Pakodas) are usually served as snacks, often taken with chai, or appetizers, and are commonly eaten as starters in restaurants.

Crispy Vegetable Fritters
Pakoda, Snacks

Crispy Vegetable Fritters

An easy way to get kids to eat vegetables is to make them into a delicious, crispy and crunchy snack. These fritters are like pakodas and are ideal for evening snacks. Serve with ketchup or mint chutney. Ingredients: Mixed Vegetables  – 1 cup (Broccoli, Cauliflower, Baby corn, Cabbage, Carrot, Potato, […]

Paneer Popcorn
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Paneer Popcorn

Paneer Popcorn is a super quick, crunchy snack for kids. Perfect during the summer holidays when kids will be bored and restless, this is an ideal anytime snack for them. A lip-smacking appetizer, this can be made in a jiffy with minimal ingredients and time. Best served with ketchup.   […]

Pakoda
Pakoda

Chickpeas Mint Pakoda

Pakoda (or Pakora) is a popular South Indian tea time or evening snack. This variation is made using mint leaves and chickpeas. Onions can be added if desired. Ingredients: White Chickpeas – 1 cup, soaked overnight or for 8 hours Mint Leaves – 1/2 cup, finely chopped or grated Onions […]

Spinach Pakora
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Spinach Pakora

A delicious spinach pakora that can be served as a teatime snack or as an appetizer. Ingredients: Gram Flour – 225 gms Spinach – 100 gms, washed, finely chopped Water – 3/4 cup Red Chilli Powder – 1 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder – 1 1/2 tsp Oil for frying Salt […]

Cabbage Pakoda
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Cabbage Pakoda

A simple and tasty tea time / evening snack made with cabbage. Serve with a choice of chutney or sauce. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Cabbage Pakoda A simple and tasty tea time / evening snack made with cabbage. Serve with a choice of chutney or sauce. Total Time30 […]

Ginger Medhu Pakoda
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Ginger Medhu Pakoda

Medhu Pakoda is a popular South Indian evening/tea time snack served with chutney or sauce. This variation includes chopped and ground ginger for additional taste. Ingredients: Gram Flour – 2 cups Rice Flour – 1 cup Asafoetida Powder – 1/2 tsp Cooking Soda – 1/8 tsp Onions – 2, finely […]

Cashew Mint Pakoda
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Cashew Mint Pakoda

Pakodas (or Pakoras) are a great teatime/evening snack dish across India. With numerious regional variations and options,  they are easy to make. Ingredients: Cashew Nuts – 100 gms, chopped Gram Flour – 200 gms Rice Flour – 1/4 cup Mint Leaves – 1 cup, chopped Oil as required Salt as […]

Bitter Gourd Pakoda
Bitter Gourd, Pakoda

Bitter Gourd Pakoda

This might not be the regular pakoda (pakora) that we are so often used to, but this still packs a punch. Simple to make and tasty (especially for those who love bitter gourds), this is an ideal teatime/evening snack. Ingredients: Bitter Gourd – 3 to 4, depending on size Red […]

Vendakkai Pakoda (Bhindi Pakora)
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Vendakkai Pakoda (Bhindi Pakora)

Vendakkai Pakoda (or Okra Pakora/Bhindi Pakora) is a tasty and easy to make evening teatime snack. They make a tasty snack for kids and can also be served as an appetizer to any meal. Ingredients: Vendakkai (Okra/Bhindi) – 20 to 25 Corn Flour – 1/4 cup Rice Flour – 1/4 […]

Radish Pakoda
Pakoda, Radish

Radish Pakoda

Pakoda or Pakora is a popular evening/teatime snack. Simple and easy to make, there are many variations to this snack. Ingredients: Radish – 2 cups, grated Bengal Gram Dal – 2 cups Rice Flour – 1/4 cup Paneer – 1/2 cup, grated Onions – 2, finely chopped Garam Masala Powder […]