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Crispy Green Chilli Pakora Recipe: Popular Indian Street Food

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Crispy green chilli pakora

Crispy green chilli pakora

Traditional Punjabi Side Dish

Green chilli pakora is a popular Punjabi side dish that is prepared with spices and green chillies. It's not made with the regular hot peppers; instead it uses the thick and long green peppers that are tolerably spicy. These chilli peppers will be stuffed with a mixture of spices and then deep-fried till crisp. You can also serve them as a snack with Indian chutneys like mint chutney, tamarind chutney, or even tomato sauce.

These chilli pakoras are very delicious and fairly simple to prepare so do give them a try. I would love to have your feedback.

Cook Time

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10 min

20 min

30 min

2 servings


  • 200 grams thick and long green chilli peppers
  • 4 tbsp besan (chickpea flour)
  • 3 tsp ground anardana (pomegranate seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • water to prepare batter, as needed


  1. Make a long slit in each chilli pepper for the stuffing. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the ground anardana, salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Mix well.
  3. Stuff this mixture in each chilli pepper.
  4. In a bowl combine besan, baking powder, salt and red chilli powder. Mix well. Add water little by little and make a thick flowing batter for coating the peppers.
  5. Heat oil in a kadahi. Dip each pepper in the batter and deep-fry till crisp and golden. Cook over medium to low heat so that the peppers cook through.
  6. Serve as a side dish or as a snack with mint chutney, tamarind chutney, or tomato ketchup.

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