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Nepali Vegetable Pakoda (Fired Vegetable Snacks)

Nepali Vegetable Pakoda (Fired Vegetable Snacks)

1/2 cup Chickpea flour (Besan)
 (Use Chickpea flour for Best Result, unless use all purpose flour)
 2/3 cup water (add more as needed)
 1/2 tsp. Baking powder
 1/4 tsp. Red Chili powder
 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
 1 small onion chopped
 1 big potato
 2 cups Oil
 A few Spinach leaves
 Salt to taste


Beat Chickpea flour (Besan) in water until it becomes a thick batter.


Set it aside for about 15 minutes.


Add salt, cumin powder, chili powder and baking powder to the batter
and beat the mixture again.


Slice onion and potatoes. Mix well. Add spinach leaves to mix.


Heat oil in skillet or Chinese wok on medium heat.


Dip the vegetables in the batter and deep fry till golden brown.

7 Serve hot with Chutney.

Vegetable  pakoda (pokoda) are very similar to fried tempuras, which is a deep fried battered vegetables. In pakoda, batter usually consist of various curry concoctions. It is one of all time favorite snack in Nepal and throughout south asia. It can be served with a hot cup of tea (chai) or just by itself. Pakoda is fried vegetables coated with crispy batter. You can use any kind of flour to make it but batter made out of Chickpea flour gives the best taste. One can put any vegetable to make Pakoda.

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