Pakora For Breakfast? Here Are 6 Must-Try Recipes

Imagine waking up in the morning and craving pakora with a hot cup of tea. Pakora in India are special snacks mostly consumed in the rainy season, but irrespective of the weather, occasion, and time, they are a deadly combination when paired with any hot beverage. Moreover, there is no rule that you cannot begin your mornings with a crunchy snack served with green chutney.

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From one state to another, you can discover a new recipe for pakora, which would be oh-so delicious. If this does not leave your mouth drooling, it’s time to try a few recipes in your kitchen for a delicious satiating breakfast. Here are a few ways you can make different kinds of pakora at home.

Bread Pakora

Bread pakora is a recipe for a quick breakfast when you have unannounced guests knocking on your doors. All you need for this are a few slices of bread and boiled potatoes. Add finely chopped onions to potatoes and mix them with salt to taste, coriander powder, fresh coriander leaves, red chilli powder, and a pinch of black pepper powder. Wrap this mixture in each slice of bread and either deep fry or air fry

Palak Pakora

For an iron-rich breakfast, you can make palak (spinach) pakora in a jiffy. There are two ways to do this. For both, prepare a flavourful but thick batter of gram flour by adding some water, salt to taste, ajwain (carom seeds), and red chilli powder. Now take leaves of spinach, dip them in the batter, and deep fry them. You can also chop the spinach, add it to the batter, and using a spoon, drop the batter into the hot oil or an air fry pan for some crispy fritters.

Onion Pakora

Starting your mornings with onion pakora and a cup of tea seems like a cheat day for all fitness freaks. Much like palak pakora, prepare a batter of gram flour. It adds flavour and crispiness to the pakora. Slice onions into rings, dip each of them in the batter, and deep fry. If you are conscious about your health, cook these fritters in an air fryer. 

Paneer Pakora

For a calcium-rich breakfast, you can choose to make paneer pakora. There are two ways to make this too. You can either make a mixture of crumbled paneer with salt to taste, black pepper, and red chilli powder. Make small spherical balls with it, refrigerate for 15-20 minutes dip them in gram flour batter and fry. You can also dip pieces of paneer in the batter directly and either deep fry or air fry them.

Mirchi Pakora

If you think you can handle chillies, there is no better version of pakora than mirchi pakora or vada. Buy large-sized green chillies from your nearby vendor, wash them, and keep them aside with a cut from top to bottom while being careful that the knife does go through and through. Fill it with potato filling, dip into the gram flour batter, and deep fry. Serve it with chilli garlic sauce or green coriander-mint chutney, and enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

Gobi-Aloo Pakora

Making gobi or aloo pakora is similar. Cut cauliflower buds or slice potatoes into ovals. Keep the flavourful gram flour batter ready on the side. Dip the buds and potato slices in the batter and deep fry pakora. You can easily cook these in an air fryer with just a small amount of oil. They are healthy and oh-so-delicious when paired with a cup of ginger tea and green chutney.