Pakoda Recipe


If you like Indian or Sri Lankan foods then you would probably familiar with pakoda or pakora. I love pakodas so much since my childhood and was wondering how to make these cuties. I never knew it was this much easy.This is a good snack for a evening family party with your favorite tea or coffee. sure everyone will love it.



  • Chickpea Flour             1 cup
  • Rice Flour                     1/4 cup
  • Finely chopped Onion   1
  • Chili Powder                  1 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala              1/8 tsp
  • Salt  to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Water  as required
  • Curry leaves chopped     5-7  [ optional ]

In a large bowl combine chickpea flour, rice flour, salt, chili powder and garam masala. Mix well then add the chopped onions.

Little by little add water the flour mixture to form a thick paste. it should not not be too runny or thin, otherwise it will lose it’s crispiness.


when it reaches to desired consistency keep aside for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat. when oil is hot take small portion of the mixture and drop 2-3 small fritters into the oil and deep fry them until golden brown. keep turnover the fritters occasionally in between to get them evenly cooked.keep the flame to medium. repeat the process with other remaining mixture.

you can serve them with sauce or chutney.



If you like more spicy, then you can add more chili powder.

also you can add veggies if you like, I mostly add carrot.

If you want your pakoda more crispy add 1 tbsp corn flour.


8 thoughts on “Pakoda Recipe

  1. This is the first time someone gave the tip of adding cornflour to make it crispy n it really worked Mashallah ! And i also never knew about the riceflour possibility till ur recipe either- loved the ideas n they worked out so well. I have been making pakoras for quite a few years now (usually just to use up any leftover veggie curry from the day before!) But my cooking always lacks that proper ‘finish’, you know ?- that’s why tips n recipes like yours are heaven-sent!God bless u for allowing me to transform my very childish take on asian cooking to ‘grow up’ a little☺


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