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Celebrate Monsoon With These 7 Best and Easy Home Made Desi Pakoras Recipes

Monsoons are like a breath of fresh air, a sigh of relief after a sweltering heat wave. Monsoon signifies the brightest color, fascinating fragrance and fried food cravings. Look around to see eye catching colors everywhere. Suddenly, the leaves look bright emerald green and the earth exhales out hot muddy fragrance that fills up your senses. The monsoon brings us a relaxing and comforting environment and psychologically we tend to indulge in mindless munching when in such a lazy relaxed mode.

Monsoon is the best time to indulge in good food. Indians are crazy with deep-fried delights called pakoras. This weather just adds to the romance of pakora and chai, and there aren’t many who can resist these crunchy fritters. It doesn’t matter if it’s a drizzle or pouring rain, that single drop of water splashing on dry ground just makes our hearts scream out for a large plate of pakoras. Pakoras are the prefect high tea snacks. There is a wide variety of pakoras being served in India like aloo pakora, methi pakora, pyaaz pakora, gobi pakora. Be it monsoon, summers or winters, Indians need no reasons to enjoy the lip smacking pakoras. They are well-liked in every season and occasion. Here are the 7 easy and simple homemade Pakoras Recipes.

Enjoy the rains while digging into delicious home-made pakoras.

1. Paneer Pakora

Paneer Pakora recipe make an ideal snack with hot chai (tea) during monsoon or for any weather. They are crunchy from out and pillowy soft from within. You get the spicy taste and then the cottage cheese gives a delicious subtle flavor to your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 200 grams paneer, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup gram flour/besan
  • ¼ cup rice flour
  • A big pinch of chili powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon ajwain seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • 2 tablespoons hot oil
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Oil for deep frying

How to Make

  1. Cut paneer into bite size cubes. I had few baby corns, so just added them too. Heat oil for deep frying.
  2. While the oil is getting hot, we can quickly prepare the batter for paneer pakora.
  3. Take 1 cup gram flour, ¼ cup rice flour in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add required salt, a pinch of chaat powder, ⅛ teaspoon ajwain seeds, a big pinch of chili powder to the flours. Take about 2 tablespoons of oil and add to the flours. Add about ¾ cup water and whisk well to make a smooth, lump free batter. The batter should be thick enough for paneer pieces to hold it.
  5. Add the cubed paneer pieces and fold very gently.
  6. By now the oil will be hot and ready for frying the pakoras. Add batter coated panner pieces in batches to the hot oil. Deep fry in medium flame until all the side turns golden brown. Remove to a kitchen towel. Serve paneer pakora piping hot with ketchup or green chutney.

2. Aloo Pyaz Pakora

Aloo Pyaz Pakora is a famous North Indian snack recipe. These crispy pakoras are best served with green chutney and hot tea. Onion adds a unique flavour to these pakoras while potato gives a tasty crunch.

Ingredients 

  • Chopped onion – 1
  • Grated potatoes – 2
  • Green chillies (chopped) – 2
  • Gram flour / besan – 2 cups
  • Red chilli powder – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Pepper powder – 1 tbsp
  • Kasuri methi – 1 tbsp
  • Baking powder – 1 tbsp
  • Water – 100 ml
  • Oil – 600 ml (3 cups) for fry

How to make

  1. Take a mixing bowl, add chopped onions, grated potato, green chillies, gramflour, red chilli powder, salt, coriander powder, pepper powder, kasuri methi and baking soda.
  2. Mix all these ingredients slowly by adding required amount of water.
  3. Keep a non stick pan on the stove and add oil to if for frying the pakoda. After oil is hot put the potato onion mixture in the oil by taking little amounts. Like shown below.
  4. Fry the onion potato pakora till they become golden brown in color. Collect them into plate and serve it hot.
  5. Tasty onion potato pakora is ready to eat

3. Spinach (Palak) Pakora

Spinach (Palak) pakoda is yet another perfect snack recipe for the upcoming rainy or winter seasons. This recipe is made with besan and fresh spinach leaves, it is a healthy snack recipe that people of all age group would love.

Ingredients:

  • Bombay basen 200 g
  • Salt
  • Rice flour 100g
  • Hing 1 pinch
  • Carom seeds ½ ts
  • Coriander seeds crushed (optional) ½ ts
  • Spinach 250 g

How to make

  1. Take a bowl add Bombay basen, rice flour, hing, salt, turmeric, carom seeds, coriander seeds (optional) and add oil, water, mix this like a thick paste, add water mix this like a batter
  2. Take spinach wash it, in this add basen mixture and mix it well.
  3. Heat oil and deep fry them.
  4. Serve this hot.

4. Onion Rings

Onion rings are made from whole white onions, battered with a subtle blend of spices, letting the onion’s natural sweetness shine through. Fried golden after you order and salted the second they leave the fryer—a most welcome addition to any value basket.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sifted plain flour
  • 1 3/4 Tbsp salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp baking soda
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp salad oil
  • 1 egg white (folded in last)
  • Onions
  • Oil for deep frying

How to make

  1. Peel and slice onion 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Separate the rings and cover with cold water for 30 minutes.
  3. Drain rings completely and wipe dry.
  4. Mix all ingredients except egg white and onion and oil for deep frying  into a batter.
  5. Dip each ring in the batter and deep fry in oil till brown and crisp.

5. Shimla Mirch Ke Pakore

Shimla Mirch Ke Pakore is a yummy snack recipe that you can enjoy best in monsoon and winters with a cup of hot tea or coffee!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sized capsicum/shimla mirch
  • 3-4 tbsp gram flour/besan
  • 3-4 tbsp rice flour/ chawal ka aata
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp corainder powder
  • 1/2 tsp chat masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • Water as required

How to make

  1. Wash and cut capsicum into thin slices.
  2. Take all the other ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix it to a smooth batter using required amount of water.  Add water little by little and make a thick batter of flowing consistency.
  3. Dip the capsicum rings in the batter and fry it in hot oil till golden and crispy.
  4. Do not over crowd the pan while frying, fry it in small batches for better results.
  5. Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney.

6. Bread Pakora

Bread Pakora is a favorite breakfast and tea time snack in India. Here’s how you can make this delicious Indian snack!

Ingredient

  • bread slices 12(soak in water, remove and squeeze water)
  • ginger tbs
  • capsicum 1medium (chopped)
  • tomato 1 medium (deseeded and chopped)
  • bullet green chilli 2 (chopped)
  • onion 1 small(chopped)
  • fresh coriander 2tbs
  • crushed black pepper 1 tsp
  • dry fenugreek leaves1tbs
  • salt 1 1/2 tsp
  • crushed red chilli 2 tsp
  • chat masala 1 1/2 tsp
  • cumin seeds 1tbs
  • eggs 2
  • corn flour 6tbs(heaped)
  • oil for frying

How to make

  1. Soak bread in water, when gets soft remove and squeeze the water.
  2. Add all the ingredients with bread mix well.
  3. Heat the oil for frying.
  4. Make any size pakora and flatten them, and add them in the oil fry on medium flame till golden all around.
  5. Place them on paper towel to drain extra oil.
  6. Serve hot with any sauce you like.

7. Egg Pakora

Egg Pakoras are very famous pakode in all over world. It is an easy-to-make dish that can be enjoyed with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

Ingredients

  • 8 Eggs (hard-boiled)
  • 1 cup Bengal Gram flour (Besan)
  • 2 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

How to make

  1. Remove the skin of boiled eggs and cut each boiled egg into two halves. Sprinkle little salt and pepper on all the pieces of boiled eggs.
  2. Mix the gram flour salt, chili powder, soda, green chilli and chopped coriander in a big bowl. Gradually add water and make the batter of average consistency.
  3. Heat generous amount of oil in a frying pan. Carefully dip each egg piece in the prepared batter and deep fry in hot oil until golden brown from both sides.
  4. Serve immediately with green chutney and tomato sauce.

Hope you enjoy all the Pakoda recipe and don’t forget to give your valuable reviews in the comment section below.