Baarish ho rahi hai, chalo padoke tailte hai. Monsoon and pakode are synonymous with each other. Fritters are perhaps India’s favourite tea-time snack for two reasons. One, they are easy to make and, two, because they are extremely versatile. If you are tired of using your same old pakora recipe again and again, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 8 delightful fritter recipes for you and your family to relish with chai this monsoon.
Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Since jackfruits are in season, you can try out this delectable fritter recipe! Serve your Katahal pakoras with some freshly ground coriander chutney and your guests won’t stop asking for more!
What you need: – Washed, drained and chopped spinach leaves – 2 ½ cups – Sliced onions – 1 cup – Finely chopped coriander and mint leaves – a handful – Ginger and garlic paste – ½ teaspoon – Carom seeds – ½ teaspoon – Red chilli powder – ½ teaspoon – Garam masala – ¼ teaspoon ( you may use ½ coriander powder instead) – Minced green chillies – 2-3 – Gram flour – ½ cup
This basic Maharashtrian-style onion pakora recipe is so simple to make, that there is no way you can go wrong with it. These crispy delights will go very well with your evening tea. Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes What you’ll need: – Large onion (thinly sliced) – 1 – Gram flour or chickpea flour – ½ cup – Oil for batter – 1 teaspoon – Salt – about 1 teaspoon – Oil for frying
If you like vegetable pakora then you must try this kaccha Kela pakora recipe. Raw bananas are quite versatile and can be used to make a number of savoury delicacies. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 55 minutes What you’ll need: – Large, semi-raw bananas – 6 For filling: – Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon – Cumin powder – 2 teaspoons – Chaat masala – 1 ½ teaspoon – Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon – Salt – to taste
This popular pakora recipe from Uttar Pradesh that will become your go-to snack for all those times you feel kuch achcha khana hai! If you are unable to find rhododendron flowers, you can use hibiscus flowers. The only (not so) cumbersome step is to forage and clean the flowers and then carefully separate its petals from the other parts. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes