Crispy Pakora

Crispy Pakora is a South-Indian snack made with gramflour and spices.

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Preparation Time : 10 mins

Cooking Time : 20-30 mins

Serves : 5-6

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Main Ingredient : Beans/Pulses
Recipe Type : Snack

Ingredients :


  • Gram (Besan ) flour - 200g or 2 of 250ml teacups
  • Ground rice - 50g or 1/2 of 250ml teacup
  • Green Chilli - 2 (optional)
  • Indian onion shallots - 18-20 or 1 medium onion
  • Grated Ginger - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 20-25
  • Sodium bicarbonate - a pinch
  • Asafoetida powder - 2 pinch
  • Chilli powder - 2 tsp for medium spicy or 3 tsp for extra spicy
  • Peanuts - 15-20 (optional)
  • Oil - 4 tblsp or 3 tblsp and 1 tblsp Ghee
  • Oil - 250ml for deep frying
  • Salt - to taste

Method :
  1. Peel and chop the onion; Grate the ginger; Deseed the chilli and chop it; Wash and chop the curry leaves. If peanuts are being added, split them.
  2. Sift both the gram flour and ground rice.
  3. Combine all the ingredients except the oil.
  4. Add about 4 tblsp of warm oil and mix well. If all the flour is not yet combined, sprinkle little water to combine everything.
  5. Take about a handful of the pakora mix and spread randomly in the oil and fry.
  6. Crispy Pakoras ready to be eaten.


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