Indian snacks are flavourful and unique, offering a sneak-peak into countries such as India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Sometimes referred to as chaat, meaning a savory snack, you have to try these pakoras irresistible Indian snack foods at your home. Traditionally served at roadside trucks and food carts throughout India and South Asia, you’ll surely love these mouth-watering Pakora.

Pakora is a crispy fritter made with vegetables like onions, potatoes, gram flour, spices, and herbs. Also known as pikora or pakora, it is a popular snack and street food from the Indian subcontinent. You will find many kinds of pakoras made in homes, restaurants, and street stalls.

Variety is the spice of life, and in terms of pakoras, the sky is the limit. Made by taking one to two key ingredients, such as onion, potato, spinach, cauliflower, paneer, or even plantain, the ingredients are then dipped in grams of flour and fried. Depending on the ingredients used, the names will differ — for example, an aloo pakora is made from potato, whereas a palak pakora is made from spinach.

Some popular ones are the Onion Pakoda, vegetable pakora, Cauliflower Pakoda Cabbage Pakoda, Sweet Corn Pakoda, and Chicken pakora.

There are mainly 2 kinds of pakoras, one is made with batter and the other with dough like these vegetable pakoras. When you want to make pakora with a sliced ingredient, like a slice of potato, eggplant, bread, or paneer, we make the batter. These slices are dipped in the batter straight away fried.

To make pakoras with fine-cut ingredients like shredded veggies, thin slices of onions, etc, we coat the ingredients with dry flour and mix to form a dough-like pakora mixture. Small portions of this are deep-fried until crisp, aromatic, and golden.

Perfectly made pakora will fill your home with an invigorating aroma & am sure you won’t stop eating just a plate full of these! They are addictive & simply delicious!

Often a lot of people confuse pakora to be Indian-style patties but they are not. Our patties are known as tikki and have shared an Aloo Tikki Recipe here

Pakoras are light fritters, not dense & are not shaped anytime. Small portions of dough are gently left into the hot oil which forms asymmetrically shaped fritters.

Whenever you want to eat something spicy, tangy, and full of flavor & healthy, Pakoras are a great option. After all, nothing fills your stomach and satiates your taste buds and soul better than a plate full of Pakoras with Chai. 

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