Vegetable pakora

Vegetable pakora


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About this recipe: Everyone knows how dangerously moreish pakoras are! Vegetables are dredged in chickpea flour and fried till golden. What's not to love?


Serves: 3 

  • 150g chickpea flour (gram flour)
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 handful fresh chopped coriander
  • 1 (2.5cm) piece root ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • water, as needed
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying
  • Vegetables
  • 1 to 2 potatoes, sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 aubergine, sliced into rounds or half-moons
  • 1 onion, sliced into rounds

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. In a medium bowl combine flour with curry powder, coriander, ginger and garlic. Make a smooth batter by adding water and mixing together, then add salt. Add water until batter is neither too watery or too thick and still sticks to the spoon.
  2. Heat 5 to 8cm of oil in a heavy saucepan over medium high heat. When oil is hot, dip potato slices in pakora batter to coat, then place in hot oil. When they are golden brown, place on kitchen paper to drain. Repeat dipping and frying with aubergine and onion.

Serving suggestion

These pakora are very good when served hot with a tamarind or coriander dipping sauce.

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