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Noodles Pakora or Noodles Fritters

Crispy and crunchy noodles pakora or fritters…

Turn noodles into a delicious appetizer or evening snack. While browsing for fancy noodle recipes, I stumbled upon the recipes for making noodles pakora. I’m quite impressed by this idea and this was exactly the kind of recipe I was searching for.

I used cooked chow mein noodles, you could use any kind of noodles. Also added shredded cabbage and onion along with Indian spices and gram flour. Made into small balls and deep fried till golden brown.

It was very crispy outside and soft inside. Without a doubt, this will make a perfect appetizer or evening snack that will be devoured by both kids and adults. Hop into the kitchen and let the frying begin…

Noodles Pakora or Noodles Fritters
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 12
  • Chow mein noodles, cooked- 1 cup
  • Shredded cabbage- 1 cup
  • Onion, minced- 1, small sized onion
  • Chili powder- ¾ to 1 tsp (less spicy add ¾ tsp)
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder- ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala- ½ tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Chickpea flour or gram flour (besan)- 1 cup
  • Water- 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls
  • Oil- for deep frying
  1. Cook the noodles in boiling water till it turns soft, do not over cook the noodles. Drain water and keep aside.
  2. Into a large bowl, add cabbage and onion.
  3. Add chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala and salt. Combine well.
  4. Add cooked noodles, combine well.
  5. Add chickpea flour, combine well.
  6. Add water little by little and combine till the mixture binds well, should be able to make balls.
  7. Add cilantro, combine well.
  8. Make small balls out of the mixture.
  9. Place a frying pan over medium heat, let turn hot.
  10. Add oil and let oil turn hot.
  11. Add the balls and deep fry till golden brown.
  12. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  13. Serve while it's warm along with tomato ketchup or chutney or your favorite dipping sauce.
  14. Enjoy the crispy and crunchy pakoras.



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