Vegetable Pakoras


The classic Indian finger food that no one can resist, these easy vegetable pakoras are so simple to make.


  1. Sift the gram flour and the self-raising flour into a bowl. Add chilli powder, garam masala, cumin, salt, turmeric, and stir well to combine.
  2. Gradually add enough water to form a smooth batter that is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Set aside for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the sunflower oil to the batter mixture and mix well to coat the potatoes and onions.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep heavy-based frying pan, test the oil by drop a little of the batter into the hot oil, when it sizzles that means it's ready to start frying (CAUTION: hot oil can be dangerous. Do not leave unattended.)
  5. When the oil is hot, carefully lower tablespoons of the batter mixture in batches into the oil and fry for 5-6 minutes, or until the pakoras are crisp and golden-brown and the vegetables have cooked through. Serve immediately.
  6. Tasty with chilli and yoghurt dips or plain tomato ketchup!

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Tip: Use whatever vegetables you like, ie courgette, cauliflower aubergine, carrots, spinach, sweet potato… but remember to slice very thinly so they cook easily