Posted: June 28, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food, Street Food
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Recipe Yields: 2-3 servings


Pakora is usually served as snack or appetizers. Pakora can be made in different ways using different ingredients which will be dipped in a batter of gram flour/besan and then its deep-fried in oil.  Yes deep-fried, sometimes I feel that I am not consuming healthy food but its ok once in a while and it also changes the taste of your palate. The most common veggie used to make pakoras are potatoes and onions. But my mom would use different kind of vegetable to make this fritters like egg plants, spinach leaves, cauliflower florets, lauki/bottle gourd to name a few. So, here goes the recipe:




  • 5-6 cauliflower florets
  • 1 small broccoli head, around 4-5 florets attached, grated
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 2 small potatoes, cut in like french fries
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kalonji/black onion seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwain
  • 1 cup gram flour/besan
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon semolina
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep-frying


  • Mix together the gram flour, potatoes, onions, cauliflower florets, grated broccoli, chillies, ajwain, kalonji, turmeric powder, baking soda and salt to taste make thick batter by adding little water. Keep the batter aside for sometime so that the flavour blend together.
  • Heat oil in a deep skillet over high heat, scoop batter with a tablespoon and drop it in oil.
  • Fry the pakora until golden brown and crispy from both the sides. Turn them occasionally.
  • Fry them in batches. Usually you will take 4-5 batches to finish the batter.
  • Serve hot with chutney,ketchup and of course hot tea to accompany these.


  1. really delicious pakoras.. best tea time snack lovely pic and looks so perfect

  2. Sridevi says:

    Bajji looks delicious…I too make it mostly the same way.

  3. Tes says:

    ummmm this sounds amazing for the afternoon snacks. I love the recipe. I will definitely make this 🙂

  4. Joanne says:

    I love all of the delicious flavors in these fritters!

  5. Neha says:

    we used to make bhajiyas of jackfruit too!

  6. Neha says:

    looks very nice! Bhajiyas and tea on a rainy day..awesome treat!

  7. Priti says:

    Adding broccoli is great idea Suman…looks delish…tempting one

  8. Priya says:

    Crispy pakoras, looks soooo delicious and inviting..

  9. vrinda says:

    Gr8 pakodas,looks yummmm

  10. Rachana says:

    These Fritters are so inviting! I would love to have them 🙂

  11. Krishnaveni says:

    my fav cauliflower pakodas…adding semolina is new to me…great

  12. Rach says:

    Very new for me. Would love to try sometime though. Your split urad dal with rajma is very similar to the dal mahani that I make ( like dollop of butter may be a big add-on )

  13. Nice color and looks so yummy dear…

  14. uma says:

    loved these vegetable pakoras.. adding kalonji to fritters is new for me!

  15. satya says:

    its totally different type of fritters…sound very interesting…looks delicious …i must try it

  16. Mixing everything in the batter and then frying is something different, seems really nice to do it this way…fritters looks crispy and delicious suman

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