How to make Bhaang Ke Pakore -

A typical North Indian speciality that is prepared with various vegetables fried in besan batter enriched with bhaang.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Cauliflower (फूलगोभी), Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Bihari

Course : Snacks and Starters

Bhaang Ke Pakore

Bhaang Ke Pakore Recipe Card


Hindi: phool gobhi
Till a few years ago, cauliflower used to be a vegetable that is only available during winter but of late cauliflower is available year around especially in big cities. Referred to as the aristocrat of the cabbage family, the flowers are also eaten raw at times. While buying, look for fresh cauliflowers with compact white heads and green fresh looking leaves. Avoid and reject any loose or spread out heads – they are a sure sign of over maturity.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Bhaang Ke Pakore Recipe

  • Cauliflower 5-6 florets

  • Potatoes 2 medium

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Brinjals 2 long

  • Spinach 5-6 leaves

  • Green chillies 4 Big

  • Mustard oil to deep fry

  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Soda bicarbonate a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Pomegranate seed powder 1 teaspoon

  • Bhang seed powder 2 teaspoons


Step 1

Peel and wash potatoes and onions. Cut them into roundels of medium thickness. Wash and cut the brinjals into long quarters. Immerse the brinjals and potatoes in water. Keep cauliflower florets in salted water. Remove stems, wash spinach leaves under running water.

Step 2

Wash, slit the green chillies on one side and de-seed. To make the batter, sieve gram flour, soda bi-carbonate and salt together. Add carom seeds, red chilli powder, pomegranate seed powder and bhaang seed powder. Add enough water (about 1 cup) to make a thick batter of coating consistency. Heat mustard oil in a kadhai to smoking point, reduce to medium heat.

Step 3

Dip the cut vegetables, one by one, in the batter and deep fry until light golden. Remove and cool. Reheat oil and deep fry again over moderately high heat until golden brown and crisp. Arrange pakoras over a paper doiley in a platter, sprinkle chaat masala and serve with mint chutney.

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