Savory Fritters (pakoras)

Savory Fritters (pakoras)


  • 1/2 cup besan (dried chickpea flour)
  • 5 oz.s warm water
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala paprika (optional)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 potato
  • a few spinach leaves
  • oil for deep frying


In a bowl put the besan and half the water and stir until it becomes a thick batter. Beat hard for 5 minutes gradually add the rest of the water and leave to swell for 30 minutes Add salt and pepper and Garam Masala and beat again. Wash, peel and slice onion and potatoes. Wash and pat dry spinach leaves. Heat oil till smoking hot and dip the vegetables in the batter and deep fry till golden brown. Serve hot.

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