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Rating 3/5.0
Occasion: Ramadan   Total servings:
Cuisine: Pakistani   Calories:
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Pakora recipe by Rahatara at
Crunchy pakoras that goes well as an appetizer and the main item on Iftar menu.

1/2 pound Chickpea flour (Gram Flour "Besan" in local markets)
1 teaspoon saltClick to find more about salt
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1 teaspoon coriander seed powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon black pepperClick to find more about black pepper
1 medium egg, beaten
1 medium onionClick to find more about onion chopped fine
1 large potatoClick to find more about potato 1/4" cubes
oil for deep frying
water, enough to make paste
Optional Ingredients SpinachClick to find more about Spinach, eggplantClick to find more about eggplant, cabbageClick to find more about cabbage, fresh chilies

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and add enough water to make a paste. Mix well.
Take spoonful at a time from the bowl of paste and deep fry it in hot oil tilClick to find more about til golden brown.
Serve with dipping sauces

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There are 11 comment(s) for this recipe.
by maniar. miramar fla usa 5/5 Stars
away from home , culture make us closer thanks. pakoras are special in ramadan.

Wed Jul 16, 2014

by arooj 5/5 Stars
yummy!!! love it

Thu Feb 21, 2013

by Zee No Rating
well never tried egg in pakoras, this thing is new to me, rather than that try putting dry pomegranate seeds...

Tue Aug 02, 2011

by Anonymous 5/5 Stars
yes its a bit bland but have added thaniya and a bit more garam masalah 1.e half tspn ... and not bad

Tue Mar 02, 2010

by Anonymous No Rating
i have all the above and going to try this now so wish me luck but might spice it a little

Tue Mar 02, 2010

by Anonymous 5/5 Stars
its really nice..its ordinary but with taste:p

Thu Sep 10, 2009

by Anonymous 1/5 Star
not so good

Fri Sep 04, 2009

by Zainab No Rating
I'm attempting to make it now. For previous comment I believe 1/2 lb of Besan flour is equal to 1 cup.

Sat Aug 29, 2009

by huma 5/5 Stars
good way to get knowledge about many things you want

Thu Aug 27, 2009

by Anonymous 1/5 Star
its an ordinary recipie........

Wed Aug 26, 2009

by Pakcola 5/5 Stars
How much is 1/2 pound of Besan in cups?

Mon Aug 24, 2009

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