Vegetable fritters recipe | vegetable pakoda recipe | how to make mixed veg pakora – an indian deep fried delicacy of mixed vegetables, dunked in gram flour batter and deep fried.
Pakodas !!! who does not love these deep fried goodness ? As far I know any Indian can never say no to at least one number of pakoda, no matter how strict diet you follow.
Pakodas/ pakoras /pakodis as they are known in north India and bajji or podi (tulu) in south india are delicacies where vegetables, chicken or fish are dipped mostly in besan / gram flour batter and deep fried which are excellent tea time snack.
Though the usual excuse for frying vegetable pakoda is chill weather or a rainy day, I fry them just when my mood says for a cup of hot tea and a plate of hot homemade pakodas with ketchup or chutney.
Vegetable fritters recipe | vegetable pakoda recipe | how to make mixed veg pakora
Serves : 5-6 people
Preparation time : 10 mins
Cook time : 30 mins
1 medium size onion, finely sliced
1 medium size capsicum, cut into thin 1 inch vertical strips
1 medium size tomato, cut into thin 1 inch vertical strips
1 medium size potato, cut into thin 1 inch vertical strips
1 long green chili, finely chopped
2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
3/4 cup besan/ gram flour
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
pinch of asafoetida
salt to taste
cooking oil for deep frying
Step by step method
- Cut all the above vegetables to thin strip and take them in a wide vessel where it is easy to mix.
- To this add chopped coriander leaves, green chili, red chili powder, garam masala powder, asafoetida and salt.
- Mix well.
- Add besan /gram flour to the vegetable mixture. To this add little by little water and bring the mixture it to pakoda consistency. It took me about 1/4 cup of water.
- Heat oil in wok /kadai in medium high flame. Drop spoonful of the pakoda mixture to hot oil. Fry both the sides by flipping them until they are crisp and golden by adjusting the heat. Do not fry them crowded.
- Once done remove from oil and place them in kitchen towel to remove excess oil. Repeat the same for next batch.
- Make sure to cut vegetables into thin strips rather than wide strips. And keep all the vegetable strips to same size.
- Adding tomato just enhances the taste of the pakoda. If you dont like them skip it.
- Adding cabbage is also a good choice for this recipe.