Crispy Pakoras are a great finger food. Serve this tasty snack at your next super bowl party or game night. Easy to make these fritters are crowd pleaser. Although their are many different variety of Pakoras or Pakoda ( whatever you may choose to call it) Mixed Pakoras are my favourite as you get a bit of everything. Here’s a simple recipe for you to try in your own kitchen. Pakoras were our special treat on rainy days or whenever we had guests over.
Oil for deep frying
2-3 cups of chopped veggies- medley of vegetables
Spices- Salt, pepper, Amchur ( mango Powder), ajwain ( carom-caraway seeds), chilli powder, Dried fenugreek leaves. Spice level should be adjust as per the quantity you are cooking.
Optional– 2 tbsp Ketchup ( simply to add a little bit more oomph to your pakoras)
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup chickpea flour- Besan
2-3 tbsp water.
Mix spices with veggies and let stand for 10-15 mins. Veggies start to ooze out water. Add in besan a.k.a chickpea flour and make a batter. Deep fry small portions in hot oil. Serve with Chutney of your choice. The best thing about this dish is that its gluten free, dairy free, vegan and you get to eat your veggies. After all, eating vegetables shouldn’t be a boring task.