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Sunday, 3 October 2010

Mixed Veg Pakoras

Now there is nothing better than delicious crispy pakoras with lots of lime and mint chutney and a nice cup of tea. On Saturday I got all the vegetables that were left in the refrigerator out and made these delicious pakoras.

I had 2 boiled potatoes, 3 red onion, half a cabbage and 6 mushrooms.
2 cups of gram flour ( called besan in hindi) - this is what makes the delicious batter
2 table spoon of semolina
lots of chopped corriander
1 tsp of whole cumin seeds
1 tsp of mustard powder
1 tsp of chilli powder
1 tsp of tumeric
salt to taste
1/2 cup of water
deep frying oil
chat masala to finish them off ( easily available in all supermarkets)

Mix all the ingredients - it should form a nice thick sticky consistency
Use a large pan and fill it with 3-4 inches of oil enough to deep fry
Make sure the oil is really hot and then add 4-5 pakoras at a time and cook it on a low-medium flame for 5-6 minutes turning them over once to let it cook evenly.

Once cooked place them on a paper kitchen towel to absorb the excess oil- sprinkle some chat masala and squeeze plenty of lemon juice and serve along with some mint chutney and hot tea!!


  1. Yumm! i dont bother to grab some..

  2. They look amazing. How hot should the oil be? I always seem to put the mixture in too soon and it just goes soggy.

  3. Mary Conville, New York4 October 2010 at 08:12

    They look really nice. Why do you put semolina in?

  4. can i have some please.

  5. wonderful combination of veggies ...love the addition of mushrooms to it ...it must taste delicious ...


  6. jd-it is important that the oil is really hot before you add the pakoras.
    Mary - Semolina adds the extra crunch and crispness
    John - anytime
    Satya - Yes the mushroom tasted delicious I use anything and everything even cucumber and aubergine you should try it some time!

  7. Crispy and would like it to grab from the late