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Pakora Recipe: Serves 4

Pakora 1.jpg Pakoras being prepared at home.

Pakora 2.jpg Another picture of Pakoras being prepared.

Pakora 3.jpg The end result. YUMMY HOMEMADE PAKORAS!!


  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 handful of spinach (medium-sized pieces)
  • 6 mushrooms
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon masala
  • Besan (Channa) 1/2 cup or 1 cup, adjust so that mixture is slightly thick
  • Cooking Oil (Wesson cooking/frying oil)

Note: Can't fry olive oil because of the molecules - it can only tolerate low heat.


Add the following into a big enough sized bowl:

  • 1. Cut onions into thin pieces (Cut in half and then slice)
  • 2. Cut potatoes into small thin pieces (Cut in half and then slice)
  • 3. Using hands tear apart spinach, cut in half, and slice thin horizontally.
  • 4. Cut mushrooms into thin slices.
  • 5. Add salt & masala

(If mixture is dry, add water). It may not need water if spinach or other ingredients are wet.

  • 6. Add besan. Add enough so it sticks together, (not watery/absorbs water). If dry, add water; if too watery, add more besan.

If too thick, you will taste the flour. If too thin, separation will occur.

Cook 1 pakora first & check for taste (salt) etc.. Adjust accordingly.

  • 7. Drop spoonfuls of batter into the oil.

Fry the pakoras until golden in color, make sure you turn them over so they cook properly.

  • 8.When cooked, drain the excess oil on a sheet of brown paper or paper towels.