Vegetable Pakora
Vegetable Pakora
5 from 21 votes
A common street food sold by vendors all over the cities of India and Pakistan. Made with a variety of vegetables and spices this deep-fried snack is extremely addictive.
Vegetable Pakora

Vegetable pakoras are a popular snack across India and Pakistan that is sold by street vendors and in restaurants. Depending on where you get your vegetable pakoras from a wide range of vegetables can be used.

I like to use onions, bell peppers, carrots, potatoes, and spinach. However, it is up to personal preference.

I know not everyone is a fan of vegetable pakoras and likes the classic aloo pakora, so I even have a recipe for that. Some people like plain onion pakoras, otherwise known as onion bhajis. For meat lovers, I have a chicken pakora recipe. I pretty much have a recipe for everyone on this website!

I love this vegetable pakora recipe because if I have a lot of vegetables that are close to going off then I can simply whip a batch of these delicious vegetable pakoras. You can use so many different vegetables in this recipe.

I know I haven’t used them, but cabbage, green beans, and EVEN eggplants are also a delicious addition to this recipe.

The best thing about this recipe is that there is no marination time. You do not want to leave this matter to rest. It is very important that you make this batter just as you are ready to fry.

If you leave it to rest, then you will end up with a watery batter as the vegetables will end up releasing water. This will prevent the pakoras from becoming crispy.

Depending on the veggies you use you will need to cut them in a certain way. Certain vegetables cook slower than others, such as potatoes, so will need to be sliced thinner to ensure all the vegetables cook evenly.

Vegetable pakoras are a classic Indian party food that no one can resist. A crisp fried snack made with gram flour, a variety of vegetables, and spices. 

These easy vegetable pakoras are so simple to make, a staple for all those unannounced guests that seem to arrive at the door.

Vegetable pakoras are cooked in minutes and every bite is super crunchy and extra crispy. A deep-fried snack that tastes so tasty and is extremely addictive with a delicious aroma.

This basic vegetable pakora recipe is perfect and best served with a spicy chilli sauce or mint yoghurt chutney.

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Vegetable Pakora

Vegetable Pakora

by Nabeela Kauser
A common street food sold by vendors all over the cities of India and Pakistan. Made with a variety of vegetables and spices this deep-fried snack is extremely addictive. So crispy and extra crunchy these vegetable pakoras can be served with any dip of your choice!
5 from 21 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetiser
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 228 kcal


  • 1 Onions Large
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Potatoes
  • 50 g Spinach
  • 150 g Gram Flour
  • 1 tsp Crushed Chillies
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • Water As required


  • In a large bowl, add the sliced onions, sliced bell peppers, julienned carrots, julienned potatoes, chopped spinach, gram flour along with all the spices and mix well
  • Slowly add the water as required to create a wet mixture that incorporates all the ingredients evenly
  • In a deep fryer heat up oil on medium heat
  • Using your hands or a tablespoon add about a tablespoon of mixture to the deep fryer ensuring that the pan is not overcrowded then cook on each side for 3-4 minutes on either side undisturbed until golden brown
  • Serve hot and enjoy with homemade mint chutney!



Calories: 228kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 11gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 723mgPotassium: 811mgFiber: 9gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 4965IUVitamin C: 58mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Aloo, Capsicum, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Emily Nkome ka Mhlongo
Emily Nkome ka Mhlongo
1 year ago

5 stars
Looking yummy

9 months ago

5 stars
Mmmmm so yummy!,

Shaun McLoughlin
Shaun McLoughlin
8 months ago

5 stars
Can this be done in an Air Fryer? Thanks for keeping it simple!

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