Pizza Pakora

Bite-sized pizza slices coated in a savory chickpea batter, deep-fried to golden perfection, offering a tantalizing blend of spices and cheesy goodness in every bite. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Pizza Pakora

Pizza Pakora

Main Ingredients Mini pizza bases, Gram flour
Cuisine Fusion
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 21-25 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg


  • 12-16 small pizza base 
  • ½ cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small green capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons boiled sweet corn kernels
  • 1 small tomato, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons red chilli powder
  • 2-3 fresh basil leaves, hand torn 
  • Pizza sauce as required 
  • Grated processed cheese as required 
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon hot oil
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • Green chutney for serving
  • Tomato ketchup for serving


  1. Heat butter in a non-stick pan. Add green capsicum, sweet corn kernels and tomatoes, mix. Add chilli flakes, oregano, salt, 1 teaspoon chilli powder, basil leaves, mix well and cook for a minute. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Apply pizza sauce on each pizza base, place the prepared stuffing in centre, top with cheese and cover with another pizza base. 
  3. Mix together gram flour, turmeric powder, remaining chilli powder, salt and sufficient water in a bowl. Add hot oil and mix well. 
  4. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Dip each pizza pakora in batter and deep-fry till golden-brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. 
  5. Serve hot with green chutney and tomato ketchup.