How to make Chilli Pakora -

Large green chillies stuffed with spicy potato mixture, dipped in gram flour batter and deep-fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Green chillies (हरी मिर्च ), Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Rajasthani

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Chilli Pakora

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Rajasthani cuisine is perhaps the most sensitive amongst the Indian cuisines. People here relish non-vegetarian dishes made from chicken, lamb and shikar which includes animal and birds like boars, venison, peacock, quail, duck, pheasant, rabbits and even camels etc. Vegetarian food comes in two varieties i.e. the food eaten by the common man that includes use of various spices and herbs and the food of the Marwari Jains that is prepared without using onions, garlic or for that matter any ingredient growing under the soil except for ginger and groundnuts.
Rajasthan cooking in general has its own unique flavour where the simplest and the most basic of ingredients go into the preparation of delicious dishes. The harsh climate and the non-availability of ingredients in this region are a great influence.  Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred, more out of necessity than choice. The sparse rainfall is not conducive to growing fresh green vegetables. Due to this scarcity whatever seasonal vegetables are grown, are sundried so that they can be used for the rest of the year. 

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chilli Pakora Recipe

  • Green chillies 16 large

  • Potatoes boiled and grated 5 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 tablespoon

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Batter

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Slit the green chillies and remove the seeds.

Step 2

Add the chilli powder, garam masala powder, chaat masala, chopped coriander and salt to the grated potatoes. Mix well. Divide this into sixteen equal portions.

Step 3

Stuff a little of this mixture into the green chillies.

Step 4

To make the batter, place the gram flour, baking powder, chilli powder, salt in a deep bowl and add about one cup of water. Mix well to make a smooth batter and allow it to stand for ten minutes.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Dip the stuffed green chillies in the gram flour batter and deep-fry until golden brown.

Step 6

Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot.

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