Pakora, also called pakoda, pakodi, or ponako, is a fried snack (fritter). It is found across the Indian subcontinent, especially in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. Pakoras are usually served as a snack or appetiser. In Great Britain, pakoras are popular as a fast food snack, available in Indian and Pakistani restaurants. They are also often served with chai to guests arriving to attend Indian wedding ceremonies, and are usually complemented with tamarind chutney, brown sauce, or ketchup.
Preperation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
-1 medium carrot cup julienned
-¼ cup capsicum julienned
-1 cup shredded cabbage
-1 medium onion thinly sliced
-5 to 6 french beans( slit and cut into 2
cm pieces )
-½ cup besan
-¼ cup rice flour
-salt as needed
-¼ to ½ tsp ajwain / carom seeds
-2 to 3 green chilies chopped
-handful of pudina or mint leaves
-1 tsp ginger garlic paste
-¼ to ½ tsp garam masala powder
-oil for deep frying
1. Properly wash the veggies. Cut the veggies evenly.
2. Add chopped pudina/ mint leaves. Also add chopped green chilies, ginger garlic paste, little garam masala and salt.
3. Add besan/ chickpea flour, ajwain, rice flour and a little water to mix everything well.
4. Add salt and chillies in the mixture and make a thick batter.
5. In a pot heat oil just enough for deep frying. When the oil is hot take small portion of the dough and fry them.
6. Fry until lightly golden. Transfer to a kitchen or absorbent tissue.