Monday, October 1, 2012

How to make Crispy Vegetable Pakora - Recipe for Crispy Vegetable Indian Pakora, Crispy South-Indian Vegetable Pakoda

Vegetable pakora is very good south-indian snack that can be made in no time. It is also healthy appetizer as it can pretty much any vegetables. Usually kids won't like all vegetables. So we can add the vegetables in the pakora mixture. With crispy in nature kids should not have any problem in having this. One of the best appetizers to be made on a romantic rainy evening :)


Besan flour (kadali mavu) - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 cup
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Crushed coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Garlic (chopped) - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafodita powder(Hing) - 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
Oil to fry/


Onion - 1 medium (cut in length wise)
Green bell pepper - 1/2 (cut in length wise)
Carrot - 1  (cut in length wise, small thin slices)
Potato -1 medium
Cauli flower - 1 cup (cut in small pieces)
Curry and coriander leaves - some
Green chillies - 2 chopped

Method of preparation

1. Take a big bowl and add all the vegetables listed above. Add the salt & red chilli powder into the vegetables. Mix it well. Leave this mixture for 5 mins.
2. After 5 minutes, add the rice and besan flour, fennel seeds, coriander powder, garlic, hing powder into the veggie bowl and mix it well.
3. Now add 3 to 4 tsps of water into the mixture and mix it well. Don't add too much water otherwise it will not be crispy.
4. The batter should be like in this picture. 
5.  Now heat the oil in a medium flame and put the pakora's as you like. Fry it both sides nicely.
Once it turns into golden colour, take it off from the oil.

That's it..

Best combination:

  • Coconut chutney
  • Ketchup
  • Maggi sweet


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