How to make Hara Bhara Pakoda

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Deepali Hiremath.

Main Ingredients : Fenugreek Leaves, Cheese (चीज़)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Hara Bhara Pakoda

Hara Bhara Pakoda Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Hara Bhara Pakoda Recipe

  • Fenugreek Leaves chopped 1 cup

  • Cheese 4 tablespoons

  • Rice flour 4 tablespoons

  • Gram flour 4 tablespoons

  • Cheese grated 1/2 cup

  • Green chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic paste 1/2 tablespoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for deep-frying


Step 1

In a bowl mix together, fenugreek leaves, refined flour, rice flour, gram flour, cheese, salt, green chilli paste, garlic paste, cumin powder and salt. Add little water and make a smooth batter.

Step 2

Heat oil in a kadai, Make small pakoras of the batter and fry them till golden and crisp. Remove and drain on absorbent paper.

Step 3

Serve hot.

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