Pakoras are a great choice for evening snacks.A cup of hot beverage with hot and crispy pakoras,a perfect way to enjoy a Sunday evening with family.
Indians relish different kinds of pakoras.They can be made with almost any vegetable.The batter usually is made with gram flour,rice flour,corn flour and even chana dal and urad dal.
I'm going to share some delicious and quick to make pakoras recipes

Onion Pakora(Kanda Bhajia)
Ingredients
Onions-2 large
Gram flour-4 tablespoons
Rice flour-2 tablespoons
Red chilli powder-1 teaspoon(optional)
Salt -to taste
Water-3-4 tablespoons
Oil-2 cups for frying
Method
-Finely slice the onions.Add the above ingredients except water and mix well.
-Now add 3-4 tablespoons of water and mix again.The mixture should should be a little hard and not watery.
-Heat a pan and add oil to it.Wash your hands and take small amount of the mixture,gently press it between your thumb and four fingers and add it to the heated pan.Do not crowd the pan as it will not let the pakoras be crispy.Add only 5-6 small portions of the mixture.
-Put some tissue papers on a plate and put the fried pakoras.
-Serve with fresh green coriander chutney(Click to see my post on green dhania chutney)

Cabbage Pakora
Ingredients
Cabbage-1/2 small cabbage
Garlic-5-6 pieces
Green chillies-2
Onion-1/2
Corn flour- 1/2 cups
Water-8-10 tablespoons
Salt-to taste
Oil-2 cups for frying
Method
-Make a fine paste with garlic and green chillies adding little water.
-Finely chop the onion.
-Finely chop the cabbage and add the above ingredients except water.
-Now add water and mix properly.
-Heat a pan and add oil .Take a small portion of the mixture and fry it in oil.Follow the steps given above(onion pakoras)
-Place some tissue papers on a plate and put the fried pakoras.
-Serve hot with Chutney.(click to see my previous post on chutneys)

Chana dal Pakora
Ingredients
Chana Dal-1.5 cups
Garlic-5-6 pieces
 Onion-1
Green chillies-2
Curry Leaves-3-4
Salt to taste
Oil-2 cups for frying
Method
-Soak the chana dal for 4-5 hours and wash it properly
-Finely chop the onion.
-Add salt,green chillies and garlic to the chana dal.Use a mixer to grind the ingredients to a nice thick paste.Do not add any water.
-Now add the chopped onions and curry leaves to the chana dal paste.
-Heat oil in a pan and fry the pakoras.
-Serve hot with chutney.

Potato pakora
Ingredients
Potatoes-2 large
For the Batter
Gram flour-1.5 cups
Rice flour-4-5 tablespoons
Red chilli powder-1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Water-1/4 cups
Oil-2 cups for frying
Method
-Cut the potatoes into very thin slices.Do not peel the potatoes.
-In a bowl add all the above ingredients except oil and water.
-Mix these ingredients properly and now add little water.The batter should not be thick nor very watery.Beat the batter with spoon or mix with hands in a circular direction.
-Heat oil in a pan.
-Dip 1 slice of potato in the batter and fry it in the pan.Repeat this for the rest of the slices.
-Serve the potato pakoras with chutney.
**You can use any vegetable of your choice with the batter mentioned above.Try with cut capsicums,Chopped spinach leaves,Chopped fenugreek leaves,cauliflower or any seasonal vegetable.**

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