Monday, May 13, 2013

Sanna Pakora / Sindhi Pakora

Pakora or Pakoda is a very famous snack food all over India. Main ingredient is basen flour, adding spices to flour and make a thick batter and deep fry until crispy, the spices will vary according to the regions eg. Kongunadu we don’t use cumin seeds and coriander seeds but in north they use to add this. Coming to this Sindhi Sanna pakora the specialty is adding dry pomegranate seeds and this pakora is a double fried one.


Besan flour (gram flour)
1 cup
Onion finely chopped
½ cup
Green chili
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Coriander seeds
1 tsp
Pepper powder
1 tsp
Coriander leaves finely chopped
½ cup
Mint leaves finely chopped
¼ cup
as per taste
for deep frying



  1. Add all the dry ingredients in large mixing bowl, heat oil in kadai.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients well and add little water and mix like a thick batter.
  3. Add one tablespoon full of hot oil to the batter and mix well.
  4. Once the oil is hot, take two tablespoon full of batter and drop gentle in oil.
  5. Reduce the flame to low and cook well until it turns golden brown.
  6. Drain the excess oil and allow it to cool completely. Repeat the same process for rest of the batter.
  7. Break the fried pakora’s to bite size pieces and again deep fry until crispy.
  8. Serve with ketchup and green chutney immediately.
Since I didn’t have any pomegranate seeds I didn’t add that. You can add 1 tsp of that if you have.


Priya Srinivasan said...

Crunchy n crispy, perfect tea time snack! !!

Suma Gandlur said...

Interesting flavors in a pakoda.

Pavani N said...

Who doesn't these crispy and crunchy treats.. Nice presentation.

Corporate to Kitchen said...

Looks very crunchy & yumm. Feel like having some now

vaishali sabnani said...

they are an absolute hit in Sindhi homes..I love them too...and you have made them perfectly.

Srivalli said...

Manju, these pakodas are surely so yummy!

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Can never say no to crispy pakodas..

Suja Md said...

Love it manju!!! looks too crunchy and crispy!!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

delicious tea time snack!!! crunchy and crispy and so yummy!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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