How to make Pakodi Raita - Bite sized gram flour pancakes make a beautiful addition to a traditional raita.

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Main Ingredients : Gram flour (besan) (बेसन), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Raitas

Pakodi Raita Recipe Card

Pakodi Raita

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Pakodi Raita checkout Besan Cheela ka Raita. You can also find more Raitas recipes like Cucumber Pachdi, Sprouted Moong Raita, Cucumber Raita with Flax Seeds, Nilgiris Pachadi.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Pakodi Raita Recipe

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 cups

  • Yogurt 2 1/2 cups

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon + a pinch for garnishing

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Soda bicarbonate a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil for shallow frying

  • Green chillies 2

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • A pinch of roasted cumin powder for garnishing

  • A fresh coriander sprig for garnishing


Step 1

Combine gram flour, carom seeds, asafoetida, ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder, turmeric powder, soda bicarbonate, salt, cumin seeds in a bowl. Add 1¼ cups water slowly and mix well into a thick batter of dropping consistency, ensuring that there are no lumps. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick tawa.

Step 3

Take the yogurt in a bowl. Add remaining red chilli powder and salt. Chop green chillies and add alongwith chopped coriander leaves and ½ cup water. Whisk well and set aside.

Step 4

Drop spoonfuls of batter on tawa and spread into small discs. Shallow-fry, flipping, till evenly done from both the sides.

Step 5

Add fried discs in yogurt mixture and soak them well.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl. Sprinkle a pinch of red chilli powder, cumin powder on top. Garnish with coriander sprig and serve.