Vegetable Pakoras

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For the batter

  • 250 gm. gram flour
  • 1/2 tsp. carom or ajwain seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder.
  • A few chopped coriander leaves (optional)
  • Water to make batter
  • Salt to taste


  • A selection of vegetables garlic,¬† potatoes, onions, courgettes, cauliflower,¬† green chillies¬† or other vegetables of choice.


  1. Mix the batter ingredients with and electric whisk using enough water to give a coating consistency.
  2. Slice the vegetables into 3mm slices.
  3. If using cauliflower, break into small florets and steam for 2 minutes before using.
  4. Mix the vegetables with the batter, either individual types or a mixed variety.
  5. Heat oil in a deep fryer to a medium heat.
  6. Fry in batches until golden.
  7. Place on a warm plate covered with kitchen paper.
  8. These are best served immediately. But can be kept warm in an oven for about 15 minutes.

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