An egg pakora that is not your usual egg pakora recipe. Anda pakora or Egg Pakora is North Indian snack recipe or appetizer usually made with boiled eggs dipped in gram flour or besan batter and deep fried till golden perfection. I am not making tall claims or anything but this egg Pakora recipe I am sharing will blow your mind completely 🙂
An easy recipe of Egg pakora that does not even look like egg pakora, if you haven’t watched me making this pakora video you wouldn’t even believe it. Egg Pakora is a crispy pakora in which boiled and spiced egg is dipped in besan or gram flour batter batter and then deep-fried to golden perfection.
For those of you who have not heard about this before, Pakora is North Indian snack and popular street food . You can compare it to a savoury battered fritter recipe. Also, in many Indian meals pakora is served as a side dish.
This Egg pakoda recipe is my twist to the popular south Indian Egg Bonda that I am sure all eggetarians will fall in love with. Try this tasty party appetizer from Indian cuisine with in your next dinner party your friends and family or serve it with ketchup for lazy weekend teatime snack.
As I said this is different from your regular egg pakora as you know I love cooking egg recipes in different ways. So this anda pakora recipe is exactly that is – easy to make, different, unique and incredibly tasty. In this egg recipe, I cooked eggs in different way first and then followed the pakora recipe and process for that.
The process takes similar time as regular egg pakora , but let me tell you the time you will spend making this is totally worth it. Finally for serving these delicious pakora or fritters do not forget to sprinkle some chaat masala and serve with ketchup and mint chutney. If you want you can top it with some chopped onions and tomatoes and then serve it with ketchup.
Egg Pakora Recipe Video
We Indians are crazy about snacks and we just need an opportunity to serve our favorite snack on the table. It can be as an appetizer for weekend parties or a tea time snack to serve with tea or masala chai (in my case my special ginger mint tea). Evening tea becomes extra special with these delicious snacks. For me, I love eggs for breakfast and I certainly don’t mind this pakora of egg for breakfast.
But, often times we get bored of eating the same kind of pakora all the time. The specialty of this egg pakora is hidden behind its texture and taste. It is easy-to-make and unlike other pakoras, it has a spicy taste and is flavorful.
How To Make Egg Pakora
When you make the egg pakora recipe, make sure that the eggs are of really good quality and then proceed on beating them. And at the time of steaming the egg batter, make sure to oil the tray before pouring the batter in it. When the batter rises and solidifies, switch off the heat and take it out.
How To Deep Fry Egg Pakora
You can read my tips for deep frying and then proceed with deep frying the steamed egg pakoras.
Unlike other pakoras, you cannot reuse the oil used for deep frying the egg pakoras. So, if you are planning to make two or more types of pakoras in one go, save the egg pakora for the last.
Tips to Make Best Egg Pakora/Anda Pakora
- In order to check if the egg batter is well steamed, use a spoon or fork and press gently on the batter. If it solidifies then it is well steamed.
- While deep frying the egg pakoras do not crowd the pan by pouring too many pakoras at a time.
- Make sure the oil is hot enough then only pour the pakora batter in it otherwise the pakoras will stick at the bottom of the pan.
As the summer vacation is here, you can serve protein-full steamed egg pakora to your kids or any other egg lover you know with ketchup.
Love this Pakora Recipe ?
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- 6 Eggs
- 1 cup Besan/ Gram Flour
- 1 teaspoon Red Chili Flakes
- 1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
- ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- Salt to taste
- ½ teaspoon Ginger
- 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala
- 1 teaspoon Coriander/Dhaniya Powder
- 225 ml Water
- Oil for deep frying
- Take a mixing bowl and crack 6 eggs in it.
- Then add a teaspoon of red chili flakes and salt on the eggs.
- With a hand whisk, whisk the eggs, salt, and red chili flakes until all of these are well blended and then keep the egg mixture in the bowl aside.
- Now, take a glass tray and apply some oil on it. Brush the oil on all the sides of the tray and gently pour the egg batter in the glass tray.
- Heat water and when it becomes is hot enough place the greased tray on it. Cover and let it steam for 10-15 mins.
- When the egg batter is well steamed, switch off the heat and take off the lid. You can check if it is well steamed by inserting a knife or toothpick in it. If it comes out clean, then the eggs are well steamed.
- Allow it to cool down and then cut them in small pieces.
- Start heating oil for deep frying in a wok or kadai.
- While oil if being heated, In another bowl start making the batter for the pakoda.
- Take a cup of besan and add a teaspoon of red chili powder, half a teaspoon turmeric powder, and salt to taste.
- After that add half a teaspoon of ginger paste/crushed and a teaspoon of coriander and chaat masala.
- With a spoon mix, the ingredients well and add water in small batches to make a batter of thick consistency.
- Now, heat oil in a pan, when oil starts to smoke gently coat one piece of egg pakora in the besan batter and pour it in the pan.
- Likewise, pour 3-4 more pakoras in the pan. Try not to overcrowd the pan by adding too many pakoras at a time.
- Deep fry until they are golden brown. When all the pakoras are fried, switch off the heat and serve the pakoras topped with onion, coriander and lime juice.