Vegetable pakora recipe | Veg pakora recipe

Vegetable pakora recipe is a deep fried Indian snack recipe which is made with a few indian vegetables, besan and a few aromatic indian spices and herbs. This veggie pakora has a crispy, crunchy exterior with a soft interior texture. To cook this veg pakora recipe at home follow the below step-by-step instructions on how to make vegetable pakora. vegetable pakora recipe , veg pakora recipe

Though you can cook various ways veg pakora at home, here i only use easily cooked vegetables and spices which makes our mixed vegetable pakora recipe crispy from the outside and soft from the inside.

 

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What is pakora

Pakora is crispy fritter which is made with gram flour or besan and either vegetables, paneer, onion or chicken.

First prepare medium thick consistency batter, and later deep fried batter in hot oil to make crispy pakora at home.

 

How to check oil temperature for deep fry

To check the hotness of the oil first add a small portion of the batter to it. If the batter comes up steadily but quickly, the oil is hot enough.

If the batter remains submerged inside the oil or comes up slowly, then the oil is not hot enough.

If the batter comes up rapidly and very fast, the oil is very hot.

 

Side dish for mix veg pakora

Serve hot these mix vegetable pakora as an appetizer with your favourite chutney or sauce like Green Chutney, Coconut Chutney, sweet tamarind chutney or Tomato Ketchup.

Not only these but also you can serve these crispy veggie fritters also a nice evening snack with a side of Masala Chai.

 

How to store veggie pakora

It will be best if you serve veggie pakora hot to your family because at this time the crispness is intact in pakora but as time passes it will lose crispiness.

You can store leftover batter in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for a few hours or up to a day.

 

 

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Tips to make vegetable pakora recipe

 

  • Vegetables : Apart from mentioned vegetables below you can add various veggies of your choice like boiled corn, cauliflower, grated potatoes, beetroot, chopped broccoli, spring onions, and french beans.From green leafy vegetables like spinach, amaranth or fenugreek leaves and from watery vegetables like zucchini, radish, pumpkin, and bottle gourd in your vegetbale pakora recipe.

 

  • Texture of pakora : For the crispy vegetable pakora, use only thinly chopped or sliced veggies and add less water to the batter because veggies tend to release moisture when you keep them aside.

 

  • Cooking temperature : The best temperature for cooking pakora is medium flame. Because if the oil is too hot, then the outside of the veggie pakora will get fried but the inside will be undercooked. Similarly, if the oil is not hot enough, then the pakora will absorb a lot of oil while frying.

 

  • Spices : You can use various spices along with gram flour for example grounded red chili powder, garam masala powder, ajwain, green chili, ginger-garlic paste.

 

 

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How to make vegetable pakora

Here, the complete recipe of vegetable pakora preparation is classified into three simple categories first one is making batter for veg pakora,

second one is frying vegetable pakora.

so, let’s make it now.

 

Making batter for veg pakora

 

1. At first, for making batter for veg pakora, wash all the veggies thoroughly then in a mixing bowl add 1 cup shredded cabbage, 1/4 cup chopped capsicum, 1/3 cup chopped coriander leaves and 3 to 4 chopped green chilies.

add cabbage, capsicum , carrots , coriander leaves , green chili in a mixing bowl

 

2. Then add 1 medium size chopped onion and 1/2 tablespoon teaspoon ginger garlic paste.

add chopped onions , ginger garlic paste

 

3. After that sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and adjust later if required.

sprinkle kashmiri red chili powder, salt , garam masala powder

 

4. Now mix everything well with a spoon and keep it rest as it is for a further 10 min to 15 min.

mix everything with a spoon

 

5. Now add 1/2 cup gram flour or besan to the bowl..

add gram flour or besan

 

6. Then sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon ajwain or carom seed.

add ajwain or carom seed

 

7. Also sprinkle 3 tablespoons of corn starch which helps to bind each ingredient together.

add cornstarch

 

8. Finally mix everything together to make vegetable pakora dough. Make sure the dough should not too stiff or soft. Only sprinkle water is needed to bind the mixture together. 

add a few drizle of water and mix everything to make vegetable pakora dough

 

9. Apply oil on palm and make a circular mix veg pakora ball.

make mix veg pakora shape

 

10. Set aside mix veg pakora on a serving plate to dry later.

 

set aside mix veg pakora on a plate for frying later

 

Fry vegetable pakora

 

1. Now pour 500 ml oil into a deep bottom pan or Kadai.

heat oil in a deep kadai

 

Note : When oil becomes medium hot, place a small veggie pakora dough if it rises easily without sinking and browning then it is the right temperature to fry vegetable pakora.

 

2. Gently deep fry vegetable pakora in medium to medium-high flame.

add mix veg pakora in hot oil and deep fry

 

3. After deep frying sometimes you can see mix veg pakora become crispy and light golden brown from both sides.

light golden bown from both sides of mix veg pakora

 

4. Finally our mix vegetable pakora is completed take them out from the pan and serve it hot with tomato ketchup, coriander chutney whatever you like.

take the mix vegetable pakora out immediately from the pan

 

Vegetable pakora recipe card

Here is a quick overview of all the vegetable pakora ingredients including quick step by step preparation of veg pakora recipe shown in the recipe card.

Take note of all ingredient lists.

 
Yield: 4

Vegetable pakora recipe ( Veg pakora recipe )

vegetable pakora recipe , veg pakora recipe

Vegetable pakora recipe is a deep-fried Indian snack recipe, made with a few indian vegetables, besan and a few aromatic indian spices and herbs. Below is the step by step instructions to prepare this crispy veg pakora recipe at home.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients for vegetable pakora

  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped capsicum
  • 1/3 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 to 4 chopped green chilies
  • 1 medium size chopped onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt ( adjust as per need )
  • 1/2 cup gram flour or besan
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwain or carom seed
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • dash of water
  • 500 ml oil for deep fry

Instructions

Preparing batter for veg pakora

  1. At first, for preparing the batter for veg pakora, wash all the veggies thoroughly then in a mixing bowl add shredded cabbage, chopped capsicum, chopped coriander leaves, and chopped green chilies.
  2. Then add chopped onion and ginger garlic paste.
  3. After that sprinkle kashmiri red chili powder, garam masala powder, salt.
  4. Next mix everything well with a spoon and keep it rest as it is for some time.
  5. Now add gram flour or besan, ajwain or carom seed, corn starch.
  6. After that mix everything together to make vegetable pakora dough. Make sure the dough should not too stiff or soft. Only sprinkle water is needed to bind the mixture together. 

How to make vegetable pakora

  1. Now to fry vegetable pakora pour oil into a deep bottom pan or Kadai.
  2. When oil becomes medium hot, gently deep fry vegetable pakora in medium to medium-high flame.
  3. When the vegetable pakora becomes crispy and light golden brown from both sides, immediately take them out from kadai.
  4. Finally our mix vegetable pakora is completed serve it hot with tomato ketchup or coriander chutney whatever you like.

Notes

Vegetable Pakora Recipe Note

  1. You can adjust the spice level by increasing and decreasing dry kashmiri red chilies.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 300Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 50mgCarbohydrates 60gFiber 5gSugar 7gProtein 10g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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