Zucchini Onion Pakoras (Vegan, Soy Free)

Zucchini Onion Pakoras


  • 1 large zucchini, cut into thin rectangles
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour (or rice flour)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 medium green chili, sliced thin
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsps coriander seeds, coarsely ground
  • 1 cup water
  • oil for deep frying

preparation steps:

1. heat oil in deep pan-keep at medium high heat

2. place chickpea flour, all-purpose flour, salt, cilantro, chili, cumin, and coriander in a mixing bowl

3. slowly add water (1/4 cup at a time) to flour mixture stirring out any lumps

4. add onions and zucchini 

5. cover zucchini well with batter and drop into hot oil

6. fry until deep golden brown on both sides

7. remove pakoras from hot oil with slotted spoon and place on paper towels or on wire rack to cool

8. gobble down plain or with your favorite dipping sauce as soon as they are cool enough to handle


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