Pakoras – A Favourite Teatime Snack

By Sandeep malik - January 11, 2018



Pakora is a very famous Indian snack and most of the people love this fried snacks. Pakora can be prepared with a number of simple ingredients – both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian. Batter preparation is one of the main steps of this recipe. Gram flour (Besan), corn flour along with all-purpose flour is generally used in the preparation of such these snacks recipes. For season purpose, green chillies, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, coriander leaves, etc. are used as spices.

Pakoras can be prepared from almost any vegetable including onions, spinach, potatoes, cauliflower or even chillies by simply dipping them in a perfectly seasoned batter and the last stage is deep-frying. Pakora can be of many types, however, some of the popular pakora variations are described below:




Chicken Pakora: Chicken Pakora is one of the most famous pakoras among the non-vegetarians. You will just need some common ingredients to make this recipe. Most of the key ingredients are easily available in almost every kitchen. Chicken pakora is a quick and easy chicken recipe that can be prepared within a small duration. Some common spices are required to make this scrumptious snacks recipe.

Chicken Pakora preparation is served in various restaurants in the form of an appetizer and it is also prepared in a large number of Indian homes. Marination, coating, and frying are three essential steps. This recipe has different variations as well. You can also prepare it without the use of vinegar or soy sauce.

Soybean Pakora: It is a healthy version of your all-time favourite pakora. It can be also served as evening or teatime snack. Soya chunks or soya nuggets, etc. are various names for textured vegetable protein. After frying, they convert into crunchy pakoras having a soft texture in their inner part. These pakoras don’t soak up excess oil. You can enjoy soya pakora with sauce or chutney or simply a cup of tea.

Paneer Pakora: It is a well-known variety of pakora that is loved by most of the people. It is simple-to-prepare but is absolutely delicious. You can also make paneer or cottage cheese at your home. Paneer makes melt in mouth pakoras and chutney is the appropriate accompaniment to such a wonderful snack.

Palak Pakora: It is another popular variation of the pakoras. Palak Pakora is a quick snack preparation that is made of spinach, gram flour, and simple spices. These delicious pakoras can be paired with mint chutney, mint-coriander chutney or tomato ketchup. Homemade brown bread is also a great combination of spinach pakoras and mint-coriander chutney.

Bhindi Pakora: These tasty pakoras are very simple-to-prepare. Bhindi or Lady's Finger is good for diabetes and kidney related diseases. You can turn the soggy Lady's Fingers to crisp ones by making bhindi pakoras.

Pakora is very easy-to-prepare – be it chicken pakora or other varieties. Just you need to follow their recipe and the quantities of the ingredients. Some other popular pakoras are Aloo Bonda, Gobi Pakora, Moong Dal Pakora, etc. For more pakora recipes, you need to visit different food websites.

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