How to Make Pakora

A vegetarian and gluten-free treat


Abhinav Jacobs, Staff Writer

Pakora is an Indian fritter, filled with vegetables and fried in oil. This snack is perfect for vegetarians or those who are following gluten-free diets.


  1. In a bowl put 2 cups of chickpea flour 
  2. About ½ tablespoon of salt (taste)
  3. 1 cup of water 
  4. Mix 
  5. 1 tablespoon of Tumeric 
  6. (optional) 1 teaspoon of red pepper or red pepper flakes 
  7. Mix well until the mixture has a relatively smooth texture 


  1. Dice 1  medium onion 
  2. Cube 1 medium potato (skin on or off) 
  3. 1 cup of fresh chopped spinach (frozen chopped spinach works too, just thaw it first) 
  4. Combine filling and batter together. The batter should coat the outside of the vegetables.
  5. Set off to the side and allow the batter to rest. 

Directions for Frying:

  1. Put canola oil in a medium pan until the pan is about ½ way full 
  2. Place the pan on the stove and put your stove on medium heat until the oil is hot. The oil will look shimmery when it is hot
  3. Prepare a bowl lined with paper towels to the side.
  4. Place spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil.
  5. Allow the fritter to fry for one minute before turning to the opposite side. The fritter will start to look golden brown.
  6. Fry for another minute or until both sides are golden brown.
  7. Using a slotted spoon, place fritters into the paper towel-lined bowl to drain and cool.