Pakoras - Spicy Batter-Dipped Fried Veggies

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Impera_Magna

Shandana, a friend from Pakistan, made these for me while in grad school... and I tried them out on my DD... who loved them as much as I did! You can use any vegetable you like... I tried quiet a few and liked them all! Makes a nice light meal too! (Similar to tempura)

Top Review by mianbao

These are quite nice. I'd like to say 4 1/2 stars. The spice combination is good, if very slightly weak for me. This is the third recipe of this type on this site that I have tried. The other two both included a small amount of baking powder or soda. I think that gives the coating more substance, which I find I prefer. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe with us.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in bowl.
  2. Add water and mix until batter is consistency of pancake batter.
  3. Let batter sit for 10 to 15 minutes while you cut up vegetables (thinly sliced or julienned vegetables: carrots, potato, eggplant, onion, tomato, green pepper, mushrooms, or whatever you'd like to try).
  4. Dip veggies in batter and fry until browned.
  5. Also, you can chop up vegetables and mix them into the batter; fry by dropping spoonfuls in hot oil.

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