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Mixed Vegetable Pakoda | Pakora | Pakore | Fritters

Vegetable pakoda, also called pakore, a crispy, deep fried snack of colorful vegetables, mixed with gram flour and spices. A perfect tea-time snack.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian, South-Indian
Keyword Battered vegetables, Deep fried vegetables, Evening pakoda, Fried veggies, Garam pakode, How to make pakoda, Kaikari pakoda, Mix vegetable fritters, Pakore recipe, Vegetable pakode
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5


  • 1 no large Potato
  • 1 no medium-sized capsicum
  • 1 no large carrot
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 3 tablespoon gram flour/besan/kadalai maavu
  • 2 tablespoon corn flour/chola maavu
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour/arisi maavu
  • 1 tablespoon sambar powder or 2 teaspoon red chili powder & 1 teaspoon corinader powder
  • ¼ teaspoon hing/Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • oil for frying


  • Wash all the Vegetables. Peel potato and carrot and cut them into small cubes . Soak cauliflower florets in warm water for 10 minutes. Drain and Keep aside. Wash and cut the capsicum into small chunks and beans into 3-4 pieces each.
  • Take all the cut vegetables together in a big bowl. Add besan, corn flour, rice flour, sambar powder, salt and hing.
  • Sprinkle little water and mix them together. The flour and the veggies should mix well and it should not be runny. The flour mixture should just coat the veggies. Let this sit for 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a big kadai/pan. When the oil is hot enough, take a fistful of the veggies mix , press it tight once and drop them in the oil. Depending upon the size of the pan, you can add 3-4 fists of veggies at a time
  • Deep fry them in batches. When it turns golden brown, take it out using a slotted spoon and drain on a kitchen towel.
  • Serve them hot with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy.