Ramadan Special, Snacks

Gobhi Pakora / Cauliflower Fritters Recipe

Gobhi Pakora are crunchy and delicious fritter recipe. These days market is full with fresh vegetables, winter season is perfect time to enjoy vegetable recipes. After monsoon, winter is the best time to enjoy pakora. Winter is my favorite season and this is how enjoy this month.

Gobhi Pakora
Gobhi Pakora

Basic preparation for most of the pakora recipe is same. The only difference in this recipe is that you need to immerse cauliflower florets in the boiling water for 7-8 minutes. Soaking time depends upon size of the florets. Using same batter recipe, you can prepare potato (aloo) or violet yam (ratalu/kand) pakora.

You can also try Gobi Pakora (Cabbage Fritter/Patta gobi pakora) ,  Paneer Macaroni Pakodi (Cottage cheese pasta pakori) .

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Serves: 4-5

Duration: 40 mins

Ingredients for Gobhi Pakora

Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi)1 whole medium sized flower
Gram flour (Besan)2 cups
Garlic powder or garlic paste1/4 tsp
Grated ginger1/4 tsp
Carrom seeds (ajwain)1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds (jeera) 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder (haldi)1/4 tsp (for batter)
Red chilli powder 1 tsp or as per taste
Saltas per taste
Green chilli 3 no.
Coriander leaves (chopped)2-3 tbsp
Soda1/8 tsp
Oilfor deep frying

Method for Gobhi Pakora

  • Cut and wash florets of cauliflower in bite sized pieces.

  • In a deep utensil boil water, add 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder in it.

  • Immerse florets in the water, keep in it for at least 7-8 minutes.

  • Drain well and let the florets dry.

  • In a bowl add all the batter ingredients and water to form a batter of coating consistency.

  • Heat oil in a kadhai or deep pan.
  • Dip each floret one by one and deep fry pakora till crispy and golden brown in color.

  • Drain them on a kitchen towel or paper napkin.
  • Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.


There are two-three other ways to prepare gobhi pakora-

  1. Marinate florets in red chilli powder and turmeric after draining, for 10-15 minutes. Remaining process is same as above recipe.
  2. Second way is too oily in my opinion, this method requires deep-frying pakora twice. After frying it first time, press the pakora to flatten them, then again deep fry pakora. According to me it is better to boil the florets.

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