vegetable pakora

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Vegetable pakora recipe with step by step photos. This is one easy and tasty recipe of pakora made with mixed veggies which have a crisp texture from outside and are soft from inside.

vegetable pakora, mix veg pakora recipe

Any pakora is a favorite at home. By now I must have posted many Varieties of Pakoda recipes. Depending on the veggie you use, the pakora will also taste different.

In this recipe of mix vegetable pakoda, the finely chopped veggies add much softness in the texture. So the pakoras are crisp from outside and nicely soft from within. Even a Mix veg vada has the same texture.

Sometimes I make another version of Mix veggie pakoras where each vegetable is sliced, dipped in pakora batter and then fried. This version of making pakoras with various vegetables is good when you have picky eaters in your family. Thus they can choose their favorite veggie pakora which they like.

However if you want your family members to eat all veggies in one pakora then you can go for the recipe shared in this post. For a healthy variation you can air fry the pakoras. Just keep the batter thick for air frying the pakoras.

You can use any veggies you have. Thus you can use the spare veggies that you have and you want to use them in a delicious way.

I have used a mix of cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, capsicum and french beans. Apart from them you can also use boiled corn, potatoes, sweet potato, broccoli, spring onions, beetroot etc.

You can also finely chopped green leafy vegetables like spinach, amaranth and fenugreek leaves.

You can also use watery vegetables like zucchini, radish, pumpkin, bottle gourd. But you will have to use less water while making the batter. As these watery veggies will release water into the batter.

You can either grate or chop the veggies. If chopping, then finely chop the veggies. You do not want large chunks of veggies in the pakoda. For chopping ease, you can use a food chopper or a processor to do this job.

Mix vegetable pakoras taste great with mint-coriander chutney or tomato ketchup or any green chutney. These crisp veggie fritters also make for a nice evening snack.

How to make vegetable pakora

Making batter

1. Rinse, peel and then finely chop all the veggies. Take them in a mixing bowl.

For this recipe, you will need ⅓ cup finely chopped cabbage, ¼ cup finely chopped carrot, ¼ cup finely chopped cauliflower, ¼ cup finely chopped capsicum, ⅛ cup finely chopped french beans, ¼ cup chopped onions, 1 green chilli chopped, ½ teaspoon chopped ginger and ⅓ cup chopped coriander leaves.

You can use your choice of veggies too. 

veggies to make mix veg pakora recipe

2. Now add the following spice powders one by one:

  • a pinch of turmeric powder,
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • ¼ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
  • ¼ teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder.

Also add salt as required. The amount of spices can be altered as per your taste preferences.

spices to make mix veg pakora recipe

3. Mix everything very well.

making mix veg pakora recipe

4. Then add ½ cup besan (gram flour).

gram for making mix veg pakora recipe

5. Mix again very well and keep aside for 5 minutes.

preparing mix veg pakora recipe

6. Add water in parts and begin to mix.

preparing mix vegetable pakora recipe

7. Mix to a thick yet flowing batter. I added overall ¼ cup of water.

batter for mix vegetable pakora recipe

Frying vegetable pakora

8. Heat oil in a kadai or frying pan for deep frying. When the oil becomes hot, then drop spoonfuls of the batter in the oil. Fry pakoras on a medium flame. You can use any neutral flavored oil with a high smoking point.

frying pakora - mix vegetable pakora recipe

9. When one side is cooked and light golden, flip and fry the other side.

frying pakora - mix vegetable pakora recipe

10. You will have to flip a couple of times for even cooking.

frying pakora - mix vegetable pakora recipe

11. Fry till they are crisp and golden.

frying pakora - mix vegetable pakora recipe

12. Remove the pakora with a slotted spoon draining as much oil as possible in the frying pan.

fried pakora - mix veg pakora recipe

13. Drain them on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil. Fry the vegetable pakora in batches this way.

fried pakora - mix veg pakora recipe

14. Serve mix vegetable pakora with any chutney or sauce of your choice like mint chutney or green chutney or cilantro chutney or tomato ketchup or mint coriander chutney.

They can also be had with roti or chapati or with bread. You can also sandwich them between bread slices and have as an evening tea time snack.

mix veg pakoda recipe

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vegetable pakora recipe, mix vegetable pakoda recipe

vegetable pakora

5 from 7 votes
Vegetable pakora is easy and tasty recipe of fritters made with mixed veggies, gram flour, herbs and spices.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Cuisine North Indian
Course: Snacks
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Servings 2 to 3
Units

Ingredients

  • cup finely chopped cabbage
  • ¼ cup finely chopped carrot
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cauliflower
  • ¼ cup finely chopped capsicum
  • cup finely chopped french beans
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • cup chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ teaspoon chopped ginger
  • ½ cup besan (gram flour)
  • ¼ cup water or add as required
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder (ground turmeric)
  • 1 pinch asafoedita (hing)
  • ¼ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • salt as required

Instructions

making batter

  • Rinse, peel and then finely chop all the veggies. Take all of them in a mixing bowl. You can even grate the veggies.
  • Also add chopped onions, green chilies and ginger.
  • Add all spice powders including salt. Mix everything very well.
  • Now add 1/2 cup besan (gram flour).
  • Mix again very well and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  • Add water in parts.
  • Mix to a thick yet flowing batter. I added overall 1/4 cup water.

frying mix vegetable pakora

  • Heat oil for deep frying in a kadai or frying pan. When the oil becomes hot, then drop spoonfuls of the batter in the oil. Fry them on a medium flame.
  • When one side is cooked and light golden, flip and fry the other side.
  • Flip couple of times and fry till they are crisp and golden.
  • Once done, then remove them with a slotted spoon draining as much oil as possible in the frying pan. Drain on kitchen paper towels to remove extra oil. Fry the pakoras in batches this way.
  • Serve vegetable pakora with any chutney or sauce of your choice. I usually prepare mint chutney or coriander chutney to serve with them. You can also have them with roti or bread or sandwich them between bread slices.
  • They make for an excellent evening tea time snack. Best to have them hot with a cup of tea and an accompanying green chutney of your choice.

Notes

  • You can add more or less of the spice powders and green chilies as per your taste requirements.
  • The recipe can be doubled or tripled.
  • You can add your choice of veggies or any spare veggie that you have in your kitchen. The veggies that can be added are cabbage, bell pepper, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, french beans, boiled corn, potatoes, beetroot, sweet potato, spring onions etc.
  • You can also add finely chopped green leafy vegetables like fenugreek leaves, amaranth and spinach leaves.
  • In case you want to use watery vegetables like radish, pumpkin, zucchini, bottle gourd then use less water while preparing the batter. As some water will be released by these watery veggies into the batter. So add water accordingly.
  • To make them gluten free skip adding asafoetida.

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8 Comments

  1. Pakoras are always a hit at home, more so in the monsoons. This is the first time I made by mixing all the veggies together.Loved this idea.Turned out great.5 stars

    1. thank you winnie. yes, pakoras are great in the monsoons. you can also try dal vada or masala vada. there is a variation where i have added mix vegetables to the dal vada and they were so good. the softness of the vegetables blends so well with the crispness of the vada. slightly time taking, as chana dal needs to be soaked and ground. thanks for the rating too.

  2. What flour can you use instead of besan as I find this too heavy and also can you bake instead of fry?

    1. you can bake pakora instead of frying. rice flour, all-purpose flour (maida), tapioca flour, potato flour can be used. in the japanese cuisine, tempura flour is used and you can even check about this flour on amazon.