Cauliflower Pakoda or Pakora

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Fritters are deep fried snacks that are common all around the world in different cuisines. The Indian version of fritters are popularly known as  Pakoda or bajji.

Whenever cauliflower is in season, i love to make them and enjoy it as an evening snack with a cup of tea. It also goes well as a side dish with rice. This is somewhat different from the traditional pakora batter, here i have  mix the flours with the cauliflower florets adding very little water. Adding cornflour and rice flour makes the fritters come out very crispy and tasty.


  1. Cauliflower – 1
  2. Gram Flour (Besan/ Kadalai Maavu) – 1 cup
  3. Rice Flour – 3/4 cup(optional)
  4. Corn Flour – 2tbsp(optional)
  5. Salt – to taste
  6. Red Chili Powder – 2 tsp
  7. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  9. Asafoetida (hing)- 1/4 tsp
  10. Oil – for deep frying
  11. Curry leaves- a handful(for flavor)


  1. Cut the cauliflower into medium sized florets.
  2. Boil the florets in salted water for couple of minutes. Drain the water completely.


  1. Mix the flours, salt and the spices in a bowl with just enough water.Dip each florets in the batter.


  1. Heat the oil for deep frying. Gently slide in each florets in the hot oil and fry till golden brown. Splutter curry leaves in the same oil.



  2. Drain the florets in a paper towel and serve hot with some ketchup.


Thanks and Regards

Anitha Varghese


Posted on December 13, 2016, in Kids Recipes, Snacks and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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