air fryer vegetable pakora
Air fryer Vegetable Pakora / Guilt free Veg Pakoda
Written by Jayashree
Published on July 13, 2020

Vegetable Pakora in air fryer is crispy, tasty and guilt free snack to have anytime.

Monsoon is all set as we had a couple of showers this year. It’s one of the season that calls for delicious, spicy food. Pakodas, mirchi bhajji, samosa are some of the relished snacks at home.

Today, I am so happy to share a guilt-free pakora recipe with all of you here. Air fryer is a boon to all of us. It helps us to create guilt free recipes without any hassle. Air fryer pakoras are almost similar like the fried ones without any guilt.

Benefits of Air fryer:

Air fryer is a blessing to all of us. We can enjoy many tasty recipes without deep frying in oil. Moreover, there is no need to slog in the kitchen for hours during summer.

This is the first air fryer recipe that I am sharing here though I have tried various ones at home like wedges and tikkis. I will update about them soon.

About the event :

Sending this to ” Monsoon Time” at Healthy Wellthy Cuisines. It is a fortnightly event, where bloggers create a recipe on a pre-selected theme. The theme was suggested by Poonam Bachav. Poonam is a dedicated blogger who has many tasty recipes on her blog. I liked her beetroot pachadi, never tried making beet with curds in it.

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What is pakora ?

Pakora / Pakoda are deep fried Indian fritters made using chickpea flour. Different kind of pakoras are made such as onion, mix veg, cabbage etc. Although used as a snack, it is also served as an accompaniment with any meal.

 

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Air fryer Vegetable Pakora

Let’s get to the recipe of air fryer pakora.

Ingredients:

  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 onion finely cut
  • 1 capsicum finely cut
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup besan
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 2 tablespoon curd
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon carom seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • salt
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • little oil for brushing

Method:

  1. Take the veggies in a bowl.
  2. Add the spice powders to it.
  3. Now,  put oil to it and mix with curds. Do not add water.
  4. Keep the mixture aside for half an hour. The mixture becomes moist with water released from the salt and vegetables.
  5. Pre-heat the air fryer for 3 minutes.
  6. Brush a little oil and put the pakoras in the air fryer with a spoon.
  7. Set the temperature and time. I kept it for 5 minutes twice.
  8. Check once and flip them.
  9. Remove and serve hot when ready with tomato ketchup. Repeat for the rest of the batter.

 

Air Fryer Vegetable Pakora

Vegetable pakora in air fryer is tasty and healthy. It is ideal to serve with tea.

Course evening snacks
Cuisine Indian
Keyword pakodas, pakoras, vegetable pakodas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 cup carrot finely shredded
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 onion finely cut
  • 1 capsicum finely cut
  • 1/4 cup besan
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 2 tablespoon curd
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon carom seed
  • pepper powder
  • chaat masala
  • salt
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • little oil for brushing

Instructions

  1. Take the veggies in a bowl.
  2. Add the spice powders to it.
  3. Now,  put oil to it and mix with curds. Do not add water.
  4. Keep the mixture aside for half an hour.
  5. Pre-heat the air fryer for 3 minutes.
  6. Brush a little oil and put the pakoras in the air fryer with a spoon.
  7. Set the temperature and time. I kept it for 5 minutes twice.
  8. Check once and flip them.
  9. Remove and serve hot when ready with tomato ketchup. Repeat for the rest of the batter.
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16 Comments

  1. FoodTrails

    I love using air fryer to make our deep fried snacks in less oil in a healthy way.. it is such a boon for those whose can’t enjoy deep fried stuff and are on restricted diets.. Pakoras looks so delicious and inviting will love to have these with spicy green chutney.

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  2. Shalu

    These healthy and delicious pakoras look so inviting. Air frying the pakoras instead of deep frying is a very innovative way to enjoy these guilt free pakoras. Wonderful share dear!

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    • Ruchisvegkitchen

      Love the healthy version of Pakoda. One can as much as needed without any guilt. Perfect with tea or as a side dish to meal. Lovely share dear

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      • Amrita Roy

        Airfryed vegetable pakora is perfect for monsoon craving. The best part it’s guilt free… it’s a quick and healthy snack

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  3. poonampagar

    Vegetable pakoras make a delicious tea time snack. Air frying them makes it a guilt-free treat.

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    • Superduperkitchen -Niranjana Sankaranarayanan

      A perfect snack for the theme. It has a nice combination of vegetables and you have made it guilt free by making it in an air fryer. Perfect tea time snack too.

      Reply
  4. Preethicuisine

    Healthy and delicious pakodas as it is made in air fryer.Can be gorged on guilt free in this wet weather.

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  5. Mina Joshi

    Love the idea of making pakoras in an air fryer. Such a healtheir option. Lovely combination of vegetables and addition of rice flour to Chana flour is also a good way of making them crispier.

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  6. Malini

    Air fried pakoras are much better than deep fried ones. It’s a much needed one during these rainy days. Made specific vegetable pakoras but not a mixed one. Will definitely give a try on this one.

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  7. marigoldhemlata.com

    We all love to make pakoda in mansoon season but your glutan free and air fried pakoda look so tempting.

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  8. Renu Agrawal Dongre

    Pakoras are something which everyone wants to eat, but due to fried we limit it. This one in an air fryer is good and a guilt free snack too

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  9. shobhakeshwani

    Healthy option indeed. I have never thought of getting one as yet. Pakoras look so tempting

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    • Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

      Great idea to use air-fryer here ! The vegetable pakoras are looking so inviting. Much healthy and delicious pakoras to have with some masala tea in rainy evening 🙂

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  10. mayurisjikoni

    Your mixed vegetable pakora reminds me of my father in law. He loved any kind of pakora. When he would come back from the office, would request that I put together any veggies and make garam garam pakora for him. Making them in the air fryer makes them guilt free.One can enjoy more of them instead of just a few.

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  11. curryandvanilla

    These pakoras looks heavenly!! I love pakoras but am always wary of frying but in an air fryer; no worries at all! The spices you have used I am sure lend a delicious flavor to the pakoras! Gotta get an air fryer ASAP! 😀 Beautiful and healthy share dear <3

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  12. namscorner18

    I am eyeing on getting air fryer for long time to make these guilt free snacks. Addition of vegetables along with onions makes it more healthy. Perfect to enjoy with hot Coffee

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