Recipe: Easy recipe to make without oily pakoras

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Certainly! Here's an easy recipe to make pakoras without using excessive oil:


  • 1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • 1/2 cup water (adjust as needed)
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small potato, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine chickpea flour, water, cumin seeds, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well to form a smooth batter. Adjust the consistency by adding more water if needed. The batter should be thick enough to coat the vegetables.

  2. Add sliced onion, potato, and chopped spinach to the batter. Mix until all the vegetables are well coated.

  3. Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Grease it lightly with a little oil or cooking spray.

  4. Drop spoonfuls of the vegetable batter onto the heated pan, spreading it out slightly to form small round pakoras. You can make as many pakoras as you like, depending on the size you prefer.

  5. Cook the pakoras on medium heat until the bottom side turns golden brown. Flip them carefully using a spatula and cook the other side until it's golden brown as well. The pakoras should be crispy and cooked through.

  6. Once cooked, remove the pakoras from the pan and place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.

  7. Repeat the process until all the batter is used and you have a batch of delicious, oil-free pakoras.

  8. Garnish the pakoras with chopped coriander leaves (optional) and serve them hot with your favorite chutney or dipping sauce.

These oil-free pakoras are a healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried pakoras, while still offering the same delicious flavors. Enjoy them as a snack or as part of a meal.