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Pakora Mix

Pakora Mix

an all purpose pakora mix that you can premix and keep!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani


  • 4 cups besan
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ajwain (optional)
  • ½ tsp baking soda


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a clean air tight jar, they will easily last two weeks or more.

  2. To make pakoras - take out some of the dry mix.

    For plain pakoras put ¾ the amount of water to the dry mix and fry on medium heat till golden

Recipe Notes

This recipe is a base - it is not particularly spicy and you can get creative and add your flavour mix ins of choice when making the pakoras - green chillies, kasuri methi, onions, potatoes, sliced boiled eggs, spinach, chillies, etc.

If you like your food to have less salt then dial back the salt by ¼ tbsp