Dakor Na Gota: A Flavouesome Gujarati-Style Methi Pakora

Pakoras are the easiest and most loved Indian snacks all over the country. Though names and methods of preparation vary from region to region, this one dish is familiar and known to every Indian. In South India, it is known as bajji, Maharashtrians call it bhajia, the Punjabis name it pakoras and Gujaratis call it Gota. 

Dakor Na Gota is a Gujarati Pakora recipe made of fenugreek leaves and gram flour. A variety of grounded and powdered spices are added into the flour batter which makes it flavoursome and a delicious snack to have along with tea. 

Dakor Na Gota, which means round seasoned chickpea flour deep fried balls, is thought to have come from the Gujarati city of Dakor, which is well known as a Lord Krishna pilgrimage. Because Dakor has an endless supply of milk and because the traditional Dakor Na Gota is produced using Dakor Gota Mix, which does not contain any methi (fenugreek) leaves, and the batter is created with either milk or yoghurt, it is traditionally eaten with thick and creamy yoghurt.  However, you can add finely chopped coriander and fenugreek leaves to a homemade version. 

Following the playing of Dandiya Raas, Dakor Na Gota are specifically prepared and relished on Sharad Poonam/Poornima with Doodh Poha. On this day of the full moon, the Sharad Poornima dandiya raas celebration honours Krishna dancing with the Gopis. Although it is a must-have during the holiday season, you can enjoy it at any time. 

One of the healthiest green leafy vegetables is fenugreek leaves. This adaptable herb belongs to the family of legumes. For many years, it has been a flavouring ingredient in various cuisines. Additionally, it is a common spice in many different cuisines around the world. They give curries and stir-fries a mellow, aromatic, bitter-nutty flavour.

Additionally, the plant's entire structure is equally nutrient-dense. The seeds of fenugreek resemble the leaves in many ways as well. These leaves' greatest asset is their host of health advantages. They are abundant and surprisingly nutrient-rich. Additionally, they are advantageous for women who have PCOS, a polycystic illness. Fenugreek may benefit the health of the heart, diabetes, skin, and hair, according to research.

Here’s the recipe for Dakor Na Gota.


  • 2 cup homemade Dakor Na Gota mix
  • ½ cup fresh roughly chopped fenugreek leaves
  • 3-4 tbsp plain yoghurt, milk, or water
  • 2-3 tsp green chilli and ginger paste
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Make a batter of dropping consistency.
  • Leave the batter for 5-10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Once again, whisk the batter and drop small balls in the oil using your hands or with the help of two small spoons.
  • Fry them on a medium heat until they become golden brown.
  • Remove it from the kadai and serve hot.
  • Serve these pakoras tamarind chutney or yoghurt.