pakora vegetarian recipe

Vegetable pakora recipe

First before making pakora you need a fryer with a lot of vegetable oil. You can use a large saucepan, but you have to be careful with the heat levels of the oil and levels. You can easily cause a fire when oil is to hot so always be aware when deep fat frying.

  • 4 whole onions – thinly sliced
  • 1 Courgette – grated
  • 3 large carrots – grated
  • 30g cumin
  • 40g gram masala
  • 10g  turmeric
  • 10g chili powder
  • handful of chopped fresh coriander
  • 100g strong Flour
  • 1 egg
  • 10g baking powder


  1. Slice thin onions then grate carrots  & courgettes and place into a large mixing bowl
  2. Add egg, coriander, spices ,flour and baking powder
  3. Mix together in bowl for 7-8 mins , crushing onions and carrot, this is so they release water making the mixture bind together
  4. Once the mixture has reached to form a paste this will mean the method is complete, place a pan of vegetable oil or use a fryer
  5. Get oil to 200c then using the finger tips grab a handful of bhaji mix and  drop into hot oil.
  6. Make sure you cook them for 4 minutes remove from oil, place onto paper towel and allow the oil to drain from pakora,  serve hot .  If need to reheat use an oven or re fry.

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