Puffed Lotus Seed Pakoras


  • 100 grams Phool Makhana (Lotus Seeds) , roasted in ghee
  • 1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 Onion , sliced
  • 1 Green Chilli , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves , chopped

How to make Puffed Lotus Seed Pakoras Recipe – Makhana Pakora

  1. To begin making the Puffed Lotus Seed Pakoras Recipe, we will first make the pakora batter.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together -lotus seeds, besan flour,  onion, green chilli, cumin seeds, red chilli powder,  turmeric powder, salt, coriander leaves,curry leaves.
  3. Add water little at a time, to make a thick pakora batter. Check the salt and spices and adjust to suit your taste.
  4. Preheat the Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan on medium heat; add a few drops of oil into each cavity. Spoon the Lotus Seed Pakoda batter into the cavity and pan-fry them until it is browned and crisp on both sides. You can optionally add just a little more oil to give it additional taste which also makes the pakora a lot more crispy.
  5. Proceed the same way with the remaining Lotus Seed pakora Batter.
  6. The process of cooking pakora in a pan preserves nutrition and the addition of Lotus seeds giving an added taste and nutrition for this classic teatime snack.
  7. Arrange the Lotus Seed pakoda on a serving platter, sprinkle some chaat masala, place some pickled onions by the side and serve it as a snack or as an appetizer for parties.
  8. Serve the Puffed Lotus Seed Pakoras Recipe along with hot chai with a dipping saucefor your evening tea.


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