Tomato Pakoda | Tomato Pakora

Tomato Pakoda

Ever heard the Gujarati adage “Surat nu jaman”? It means (only the truly lucky) eat in Surat. Surat is undoubtedly a foodies’ paradise, from roadside bhel stalls to multi-cuisine restaurants, it has everything a foodie can desire and more. Tomato Pakoda is one of the famous street food from Surat. Priyashii’s Kitchen is bringing you the quick and easy recipe to have this delight snack item in your plates!!

Pakoras are quick deep fried snacks made with Chickpea Flour (Besan) which goes best in monsoon. Mostly we have Onion Pakoras (Kanda Bhaji) or any Vegetable Pakoras but here today we are sharing with you the recipe of Pakoras made with fresh Tomatoes. These Pakoras turns out crunchy and delicious in taste. These make a good evening snack and can be made easily even if you have guests at home.

Tomato Pakoras are crisp golden Pakoras with a bite to Tomato. Tomato slices are coated well with Coriander and Mint chutney and then again coated with Chickpea Flour (Besan) batter, which are then deep-fried. They make delicious snacks recipe with full of Coriander and Mint freshness in every bit. So do try out this delicious snacks recipe.

Cook Time: 35 mins
Servings: 3 people
Category: Snacks

Ingredients Quantity
Fresh washed Tomatoes 3 nos
Mint / Green Chutney 1 cup
Gram Flour / Besan 1 cup
Rice Flour 2 tsp
Green Chilli Paste ¼ tsp
Red Chilli Powder / Lal mirchi powder ¼ tsp
Turmeric Powder / Haldi ¼ tsp
Asafetida / Hing 1 pinch
Salt ¼ tsp
Grated Ginger ¼ tsp
Garlic Paste (Optional) ¼ tsp
Oil ½ tsp
Lemon juice drops 3 – 4 drops
Water as required
Oil for deep frying as required
Green Chillies for garnishing as required

# Cooking Tomato Pakoda | Step by Step
1 Take two Tomatoes, remove both side edges and cut round slices of the Tomatoes.
2 Coat 1 tsp of thick Green Chutney over the slices and refrigerate the coated slices for 15 Min.
3 In a mixing bowl take 1 cup of Gram Flour (Besan) and add 2 tsp of Rice Flour.
4 Then add ¼ tsp of Green Chilli Paste, ¼ tsp of Red Chilli Powder, ¼ tsp of Haldi, ½ tsp of Salt, 1 pinch of Hing, ¼ tsp of Grated Ginger, ¼ tsp of Garlic Paste (optional) and ½ tsp Oil in a bowl.
5 Add few drops of Lemon (adding Lemon does not make the Pakoras Oily) then add Water as required to make thick batter and mix well.
6 Remove coated Tomato slices from refrigerator after 15 Min.
7 Heat the Oil in a pan to deep-fry the Pakoras.
8 Take slices one by one, coat in the batter from both the sides and put it in a preheated pan to deep-fry the pakoras.
9 Fry pakoras on medium flame until golden brown color.
10 In a similar way, make all the pakoras and deep-fry them, then remove on kitchen towel.
11 Served as snacks with Tomato sauce or Mayonnaise sauce.
12 Garnish with Green Chillies before serving.

As we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words. Any recipe can be easily understood even with just a single image. Along with the steps above, you can also follow the pictorial representation given below. These are the major 9 steps while cooking Tomato Pakoda and will help you to see whether your dish is coming as exactly or closer to the recipe given. Follow these well and enjoy your cooking. Happy Cooking!

Apart from this, we would request to check out our YouTube Channel for additional recipes. Also you can check out our other Street Food Recipes – such as Tawa Pulao, Vada Pav, Cheese Chilli Toast and Pani Puri.

Steps to Prepare Tomato Pakoda

Useful Tips
– Adding few drops of Lemon does not make pakoras too oily in taste.
– You can replace Rice flour with Corn flour also.
– Add Water only if required as batter should be thick. Green Chutney should be very thick.

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