Home | About Me | Recipe Index |

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Escarole Pakoras- Escarole Fritters

Pakoras are served as a snack or appetizers. There's nothing which can compare to crispy hot Pokaras with a cup of steaming hot tea or coffee. Pakoras are basically vegetables, bread, paneer or even chicken dipped in a batter of gram flour and deep fried. This is what I made last evening for my tea time snack. I made Escarole Pakodas.
Now before you start thinking, whats up with this girl..she's obsessed with all the green vegetables. Yes I did post a recipe on Escarole Wali Dal and Vegetable Farfalle with Spinach and now Escarole Pakoras. But let me explain my situation. I guess I've figured it out. Whenever I go to the farmers market for my vegetable shopping I end up with way TOO much. Its like a kid lost in a candy store. Seeing so many fresh vegetables and fruits around you, I just get carried away. End result so many vegetables and with just 4 members in my family..do you think we'll be able to do justice to these poor vegetables..so thats whats been happening. I guess now when I go next time..I'll just be a littler more in check... So guys this is the last of the Escarole I had..so made these cripsy Pakoras/Fritters which I tried for the very first time and they turned out good as my kids and DH finished them all...Good thing I took some clicks just before I served them... LOL.

Ingredients :
  • 2 cups chopped Escarole
  • 1 1/2 cups gram flour/Besan/Chickpea flour
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp amchur/dry mango powder
  • salt to taste
  • water
  • oil for deep frying

Preparation :

  • Mix the gram flour, turmeric powder, red chili powder , amchur powder and salt with little water to make a thick batter. Mix it well and make sure there are no lumps.
  • Now add the chopped Escarole and green chillies and mix it well and make sure the batter is still of thick consistency. (Now at this step, you could add a little water if its too thick to make the pakoras or add a little flour if the batter is too thin. It shoud be of a spoon drop consistency).
  • Now's the fun part...Carefully scoop the batter with your hand and gently drop them into the hot oil. You could even use a spoon to do this. Take a spoon full and gently drop them. Deep fry the Pakoras in hot oil on a medium flame till golden brown in color.
  • They are ready to serve with green chutney or ketchup and a hot cup of tea.
  • This recipe yields 16-20 Escarole Pakoras/Fritters which could serve 4 .


  1. Yum yummmmmmmmmmy! pakoras looking so tempting and crispy and mouth watering.Dolly please keep some for me I am coming over.

  2. Oooohhh, yum! I love Pakoras. I have not tried Escarole before, but it looks very yummy. I do the same thing when we go to the Farmer's Market. So many bright, colorful fruit and veggies available, I get carried away. But everything always tastes so good.

  3. The pakoras looks so crispy and inviting....yummmm. Perfect for evening tea.

  4. Wow wat a crispy pakoras, looks superb delicious and prefect for snack..

  5. Crispy and yummy. Pack some for me

  6. thats exactly what happens to me whenever ma in the local super market. now my Hubby insist that I prepare a list before venturing the market :-)
    the pakoras look nice. never saw escarole but sometimes I add spinach to my pakoras. the picture is drool worthy and am loving that teapot of yours. nice collection of c rockeries you have got.

  7. Crispy and delicious pakoras..Nice pics too..

  8. Exactly what happens with me too .. But atleast u guys are trying to make something different out of it and make the veggie feel happy...

    I happily keep them in fridge until they die.

    Pakora looks absolutely oil free. Guess it dint drink too much of oil .

    Beautiful clicks

  9. Looks superb..I do the same with my fruits and veggie purchase..lol..Your Tea kettle looks so pretty :-)

  10. Oh wow they looks gorgeous.. and I am really .. they are making me drool. Wonderful and the tea kettle is so pretty ...

  11. Pakoras looks yummy...i'm also the same...i get carried away when i visit Indian grocery store... :D