Pakoras (Indian Veggie fritters)

  • Servings: 10 or 12 pieces

Pakoras are quite popular in India, especially as a street food. The main ingredient is the gram flour (chickpea flour) mixed with rice flour or wheat flour, vegetables of your choice, Indian spices and herbs.

In this recipe, as vegetables, I have used a leftover of mashed potatoes, grated courgettes and scallions.

Pakoras are ideal as a snack, starter or side dish, accompanied with, for example, sweet chili sauce, yogurt based sauce, mint sauce or any other dip of your choice.


  • 250g of gram flour
  • 50g of rice flour or wheat flour
  • 250g of mashed potatoes or small pieces of cooked potatoes
  • 1 raw egg, beaten
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 or 4 scallions (spring onions) finely cut
  • 1 or 2 courgettes (or zucchini), grated or finely diced
  • A handful of finely cut parsley or coriander
  • A handful of finely cut mint
  • Finely minced red or green chili, to your taste
  • 1 heaped tsp of garam masala or curry powder
  • 1 tsp of Black pepper
  • 1 tsp of turmeric (healthy supplement)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil for frying


Step 1

Put all the ingredients, except the vegetables and herbs, in a bowl and add to it some water to form a thick batter.

Step 2

Then add the vegetables and the herbs and stir well to combine.

Step 3

Finally deep fry batches in very hot oil, until golden brown. Serve hot.

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