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Pakoras - Low Fat (Baked)

Nutrition Info
  • Calories: 119.0
  • Fat: 1.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.1g
  • Protein: 6.1g


2 cups Chickpea flour (aka - Gram flour, Garbanzo flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp garam masala or curry powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp red pepper (opt.)
1 1/2 tsp dried cilantro (3 tbsp fresh)
1/2 head small cauliflower, chopped into bite-size pieces
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup peas (fresh/frozen/canned)
1 medium carrot, grated
1 small potato, grated
Olive oil, to grease baking sheet


Preheat oven to 500F.

In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients (down to the dashes in the ingredient list). Stir in enough water to create a batter, almost pancake-batter consistency, but a little thicker. It took me about 1 1/4 cups of water.

Prepare veggies, and then dump them all into the
batter, mixing to coat well.

Using a spoon, take scoops of battered veggies and drop onto well oiled baking sheet - like when making drop cookies.

Bake for 8 minutes, then flip and bake another 10 minutes, until golden brown.

Serve with 'Raita' or an Indian tomato sauce.

Makes about 50 pakoras; a serving is 5 pakoras.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PESCETARIAN.