A Guide To The Most Popular Indian Fritters

August 23, 2018

Although spice preferences might differ from person to person, one thing we can all agree on is the fact Indian chefs certainly know how to make a good fritter.

Otherwise known as pakoras or bhaji’s, these tasty side dishes and starters act as the perfect accompaniment to your favourite curries- regardless of how spicy you like it! Always popular alongside a splash of mint raita or mango chutney, the sheer variety of delicious fritters ensures there’s always something you’ll enjoy.

Of course, it isn’t possible to try all of these at once- there are just too many of them. So, what are the most popular Indian fritters for you to try first?

Onion Bhaji

Let’s face it, everyone loves a good onion bhaji. Whether you’re eating it as a starter or a side dish to your favourite curry, the onion bhaji is undoubtedly one of Britain’s favourite Indian snacks.

It’s not hard to see why, either. Light, crispy and downright delicious, these fried treats have always been incredibly addictive, packed with flavour and varying Indian spices. The combination of onion and gram flour has become a favourite for curry-lovers all over the country, and always needs to be one of the first things on your plate.

Vegetable Pakora

These tasty fried balls are always immensely popular at our buffet. Vegetables are coated with a layer of gram flour, then deep fried to create an irresistibly crunchy, crispy flavour. Including spices such as garam masala, coriander and chili powder, these tasty treats are always bursting with Indian flavours.

Cauliflower Pakoda

Packed with flavour and highly addictive, these little nuggets of cauliflower goodness are just too good to resist. Cauliflower pakodas are marinated in fragrant Indian spices, enveloped in chickpea flour and then deep fried to create delicious bitesize snacks. Perfect as either a side dish or starter, these are very popular in both South Asia and the UK.

Aloo Pakora

Otherwise known as “potato fritters”, aloo pakora involves thin potato slices covered in a tasty rice flour batter, creating a crispy outer layer and a filling which quite simply melts in the mouth. These little potato discs are some of the most popular pakoras around, and you simply can’t go through life without ever trying some.

Fortunately, you can try a huge range of fritters and other great side dishes at the best Indian restaurant London has to offer. Visit Royal Nawaab today to try these tasty treats for yourself- you never know, you might discover a new favourite!