Pakoras or Bhajis

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      5 min

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

  • About

These are the Indian version of tempura. The batter is made from gram/chick pea flour and spices, and may be used in the same way and with the same vegetables as tempura.


  • 175 g/6 oz/ cups gram/chick pea flour
  • ½ teaspoon each salt, baking powder, turmeric, cumin, coriander and black pepper
  • 300 ml/10 fl oz/ cups iced water


Mix the dry ingredients together, ensuring there are no lumps in the flour. Gradually add the water to form a paste and then a batter, beating continuously with a fork.