Recipe: Coriander pakora

Fritters with spices and aromatic herbs
May 19, 2009

CorianderPakistan cuisine is similar to indian one, and it uses many spices like coriander, mustard and cumin seeds.

This is the pakistani version of pakora, traditional fritters with chickpeas flour.

Coriander pakora

Coriander pakora

Serves four:
100g chickpeas flour (besan)
1 egg
1 pinch of baking powder
half onion
1 potato
some bell pepper slices
1 pinch of chili powder
1/2 tsp. coriander seeds, ground

100g whole yogurth
1 clove garlic
1 piece of fresh ginger
1 tbsp. butter (or ghee)
1/2 tsp. black mustard seeds

Mix together chickpeas flour, chili powder and ground coriander. Add salt, black pepper and the beaten egg. Let rest.
Meanwhile prepare the yogurth sauce. Peel the ginger and mince with the clove garlic. Fry with butter for a couple of minutes. Mix gently with the yogurth in a bowl. Garnish with mustard seeds.
Mince the onion, bell pepper and peeled potato. Add minced vegetables and baking powder to the besan mixture.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Take a spoonful of mixture and put it in the pan. Fry over medium heat, turning carefully when golden brown.
Serve hot with the yogurth sauce.

HushpuppiesSimilar recipes:

Hushpuppies (Cajun fritters with thyme)

Corn patties with coconut sauce

My Kitchen My World travelled to Pakistan.
You may be interested in...

Recipe: Cauliflower curry with coriander

Soups with spices and aromatic herbs

Related Photo Galleries


Author: Andrea (URL)

Seemie, your coriander pakoras and dipping sauce look absolutely delicious! I have always wanted to make pakoras. Welcome to My Kitchen My World, I wanted to let you know the round-up is now posted at the MKMW site. Thank you for cooking along with us :)

Your comment


Please prove that you are not a robot.

Recent posts

(Ita) Ricetta: Crackers ai fiori di sambuco


Rocket flower
The surprising flowers
Spring is coming and my Esmee rocket is blooming. It has big, white flowers, and I let them on the plant to harvest the seeds. Many other vegetables and aromatic herbs are...

(Ita) Ricetta: Zuppa di cozze al crescione


Pink peppercorn
Spices close up
Pink peppercorns are dried fruits of the Peruvian peppertree (Shinus molle). It is also called false pepper or Californian pepper tree, and it's not related with the black pepper...

(Ita) Ricetta: Burritos di pollo al coriandolo e cumino


Today's picture:

Banana Legs tomatoes
Site Archive