Top 10 Pakoda Recipes, Veg Indian Pakora Recipes
Pakodas are loved by all throughout the year, but they gain a special significance in the monsoon, which is in fact the perfect weather to enjoy crispy, steaming hot stuff right out of the kadhai! Just the warmth of the hot oil in the kadhai together with the aroma of spices can be soul-warming on a wet and cold day. A cozy weekend at home can become all the more special when evening tea is accompanied by pakodas made with love. Pakodas can add to the joy of chatting with teammates or huddling together with friends and watching a movie.
Poha Pakoda, Poha Pakora
Shed your inhibitions, wrap some hot pakodas in a paper cover, go out and share them with the kids in your neighbourhood, while you make paper boats for them! Indeed, pakodas are not just spicy, crunchy snacks; they are part-and-parcel of our monsoon culture and a trigger for childhood memories, of happy, carefree times!
We have put together a couple of our favourite pakodas and bhajiyas for you to enjoy.
1. The ever popular Moong Dal Pakoda, has only crushed peppercorns and coriander seeds as flavouring agents but yet tasty in itself. If you serve them with sweet khajur imli ki chutney and green chutney, they are truly irresistible.
Moong Dal Pakoda
2. Peanut Pakoda are surprisingly quite easy to make! Take a bite and let it rest on your palate for a few seconds to be engulfed by the magical taste of peanuts. They are further nourished with the addition of spinach. Serve them to your guests and wait to be applauded.
3. Banana Bhajiya is truly tongue-tickling. A traditional Gujarati snack, these simple pakodas are slightly sweet in taste and they need no accompaniment.
Banana Bhajiya, Kela Bhajia
4. Methi Pakoda is just perfect on a rainy day. This is a hot-seller at some of the roadside food stalls in Mumbai, methi is combined with besan and a couple of other apt ingredients to make crunchy, flavour-packed and aromatic pakodas.
5. Seasonal vegetables are always a welcome. When yam is in season do try Yam Fritters. Crisp and crumbly yam along with peanuts and besan flavoured with fennel seeds, these fritters are sure to be an exciting experience for you.
Yam Fritters, Suran Pakoda
6. Kand Aloo Pakoda is another choice to pick from. Every bite of these pakoras delivers an exhilarating rush of flavour. The sweetness of kand beautifully blends with raw potatoes, peanuts, coriander and peanuts.
Kand Aloo Pakoda (Faraal Recipe)
7. Have some leftover khichdi? Here’s how to turn it into an aromatic delicacy. Add some besan and spices of your choice, make tiny round balls and deep fry. That’s the Khichdi Pakodas. This recipe is sure to top the charts.
8. Rice and Peanut Pakoda also give you a chance to use up leftover rice while surprising your family with delectable crispies. Start off your meal with this crunchy snack.
Rice and Peanut Pakoda
9. Tea-time is so enjoyable that people also use it to celebrate a special occasion or achievement. On such occasion, serve Paneer Pakoda. Melt-in-the-mouth cubes of paneer are enrobed in a tongue-tickling batter and deep-fried to make these pakodas.
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe
10. The Bhindi Pakoras tastes too good and is sure to win over many hearts. This is a unique recipe which requires bhindi to be finely chopped. Sprinkle some chaat masala on top and serve hot with some green chutney.
Bhindi Pakora, Bhindi Pakoda
Make sure you serve the pakodas piping hot with a cup of hot beverage and lots of love.
Kand Aloo Pakoda (Faraal Recipe)