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Roti Pakora Recipe

This Roti Pakora recipe is something I came up with to save leftover roti (flat bread from going to waste. It is as onion pakoras, delicious, vegan, and gluten free. Pakoras make the perfect snack on a rainy afternoon. 

The Pakora Ingredients 

Gram Flour 4 tbsp. (baisan in Urdu)

2 medium sized Ritis sliced into triangles

Water 5-6 Tbsp

Red chili powder ¼ tsp.

Salt ¼ tsp.

Dry coriander seeds – pinch.

Baking soda – a pinch 

Ajwain – a pinch.

Zeera – a pinch.

Spinach – ¼ cup


Oil for frying 1 liter

  1. Cut the roti into large triangles and separate them into individual rings, then set aside. 
  2. Mix the gram flour, salt, red chili, coriander, baking soda, ajwain, zeera in a large bowl. 
  3. Heat the oil in a wok. 
  4. Add 4 tbsps. of the water and create a paste that is thin enough that it is the consistency of hot cream, add more water if needed.
  5. Then, add all the roti in one go, and move around with a spatula or your hands until all the roti is completely coated in the mixture. Let sit for 3-5 mins. 
  6. Once the oil is sizzling, add the roti in batches, making sure to separate them as you’re adding them to avoid clumps. 
  7. Let it cook, flipping occasionally for about 2 mins, once they start getting a medium brown, take them out and drain the oil on paper towels. 
  8. Serve piping hot pakoras with Green chilli chutney. 
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