Last weekend I made Pakoras along with garam chai. I added little milk in the pakora batter this time and it turned out great...I made aloo(potato) and pyaz(onion) pakoras but you can also use cauliflower, eggplant, spinach etc to make pakoras.

I am dedicating these recipes to my mother in law who loves pakoris as well as chai and sending these recipes as an entry to Alka's just for you event and to Asvadha's Made for each other event.

Serves -4

For the Hot tea-


  • water- 3 cups
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Ginger - one inch Grated
  • Sugar - 2 teaspoons
  • Black tea leaves (chai patti)- 2 teaspoons


  • Put the grated ginger in water and bring the water to boil
  • Add milk and boil again
  • Now add sugar and tea leaves
  • keep boiling untill you get the desired strength and colour.
  • Strain through a strainer and pour into the cup
  • Serve hot.

For the Pakoras-


  • Onion- 2 sliced
  • Potato- 1 big sliced in rounds
  • Gram flour(besan)- 1 1/2 cups
  • Green chili - 1 chopped
  • Carom seeds(Ajwain)- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4th teaspoon
  • Red chili powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Milk - 2 tablespoon(optional)
  • Salt- to taste
  • Water- to make the batter
  • Coriander leaves- 1/2 cup chopped


  • Make a thick batter with besan (gram flour) and water and milk(if using)
  • Add turmeric powder, ajwain, red chilli powder, salt, chopped coriander and green chili and mix well.
  • Dip potatoes one at a time in the batter, coat well and drop in hot oil.
  • Repeat the same with Onions.
  • Fry on medium heat till they are golden brown.
  • Drain on a paper towel.

Serve hot with chutney and sauce and garam garam chai!
Posted by sneh On Wednesday, February 04, 2009 5 comments


  1. Hi, the first one to comment, just couldn't resist. The pakodas look so crisp and delicious, a welcome treat tea time.

  2. Ofcourse this qualifies,and u know what even if it didn't for any reason,i would have still included it in round up....i am a self proclaimed fritter lover,and i just cant resist a bite of hot crispy pakoras with some adrak waali chai...heaven ......heaven :-)
    Adding milk to batter is new to me,but if u say so,i will try it out next time i am indulging myself with this sinful snack

  3. Hi Sneh,
    Thank you sending me your entry. Pakoras and chai looks really tempting. I've posted your entry. Please check when you get chance !

  4. Oh my favourite pakoras with chai tea. I hope u'll send me and so why should I cook. Makes me hungry too by simply looking at the pictures.


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