Pakoras are my all time favorite Indian snack food!!!
The soft, fluffy texture, and slightly spicy flavor can be enjoyed any time; with tea, lunch or dinner.
The downside is that THEY ARE FRIED! 🙁 Often in unhealthy refined oils.
But guess what? There is another way!
These pakoras are adapted from my original fried recipe; tweaked slightly to avoid the frying and yet retaining the same amazing taste and flavor.
2 onions, chopped
5-6 heaped tbsp gram flour/ besan
1-2 green chillies, finely chopped
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
fresh coriander, finely chopped.
salt to taste
1/4 cup water
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Add water in small batches. The mixture should be moist but not watery. If the mixture goes watery, add more gram flour to balance it out. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out the mixture onto the parchment paper, leaving some space to prevent them from sticking to each other.
Bake in the oven at 170C/340F for 30-35 minutes; make sure to turn them half way through. Let them cool slightly before serving. Serve with your favorite hot sauce.