How to Make Delicious Pakoras: A Step-by-Step Recipe Guide

Pakoras are a popular Pakistani snack made with chickpea flour and a variety of spices. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, making them the perfect comfort food. Here is a simple and delicious recipe to make pakoras at home:



  • 1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 medium-sized onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium-sized potato, thinly sliced
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine chickpea flour, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt.
  2. Gradually add water to the bowl while stirring constantly until a smooth batter forms.
  3. Add sliced onions and potatoes to the batter and mix well.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pan.
  6. Fry the pakoras until golden brown on both sides, flipping them over once in the middle of frying.
  7. Use a slotted spoon to remove the pakoras from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  8. Serve hot with your favorite chutney or dip.

This recipe yields about 15-20 pakoras, depending on the size of your spoonfuls. Enjoy your delicious homemade pakoras as a snack or appetizer for your next gathering!


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