Zucchini flower pakora
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Zucchini Flower Bhujias

Zucchini Flower Bhujias (Pakoras)
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 10 pakoras
Author: Vaishali ยท Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes


  • 10 zucchini flowers
  • 3/4 cup chickpea or garbanzo bean flour (besan)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds + 1/2 tsp ajwain seeds (coarsely powdered)
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Salt to taste


  • Mix all ingredients except the flowers in a bowl. Add just enough water to make a thick paste.
  • Heat 2 inches of oil in a skillet to between 350 and 375 degrees.
  • Dip each zucchini flower in the batter to coat evenly, then drop in the hot oil. You can deep-fry several at a time, but make sure you don't crowd the skillet.
  • Fry on each side until golden brown and puffy.
  • Serve hot.