Baked Healthy Food

Healthy Pakoras – No Longer An Oxymoron

Rainy day and pakoras – a perfect combo that neither kids nor adults can resist. But, the combo brings along the worry of having indulged in oily fried food. Well, this monsoon is going to be different as healthy pakoras will no longer be an oxymoron.

Monsoon is definitely the most popular season among children, they just love it. The picturesque landscapes, sounds of birds chirping, and the smell of mud after rainfall make the adults love it too. As the rain keeps pattering against the window it makes the kids go and get drenched in the rains. Jumping and splashing into the water puddles, and dancing in the rains fill them with joy.

All this excitement makes them crave some savouries. And if your kid is a pakora lover then they will want you to make the crispy and flavourful pakoras for evening snacks. But, are you worried that the fried food won’t sit well in their tiny tummies? Well, worry no more we bring you an alternative to feed their cravings – the healthy pakoras.

Healthy Pakoras – Baked version

Yes, you read that right. Healthy pakoras are real and they are the baked version of the oil-drenched pakoras you fear feeding your child. Additionally, these pakoras are also delicious. It is quick, easy, and makes for a healthy snack in the evenings or works as an appetiser before dinner.


  • 1 large onion – cut into thin slices
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • Half a teaspoon minced ginger
  • Crushed black pepper (as per taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or as per taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • Half a teaspoon of carom seeds
  • Half a teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • Half a cup coriander leaves
  • 2-3 tablespoons of water


  1. Preheat the oven at 200° C for 15 minutes.
  2. Add the thinly sliced onions into a large bowl and separate them.
  3. To this add all the other ingredients except for the gram flour
  4. Now add the gram flour avoiding any lumps
  5. Mix all the ingredients. There will be moisture in the onions, hence add water little by little keeping that in mind. Do not make a batter. The mixture must have a thick paste-like consistency.
  6.  Take a baking tray and line it with parchment paper.
  7. Now taking a spoon, add dollops of the mixture to the tray. Let the pakoras be medium-sized instead of huge.
  8. Bake the pakoras in the preheated oven for 20 – 25 minutes.
  9. Serve these healthy pakoras to your kids with ketchup, green chutney or with a combination they love.

With this baked pakora recipe, healthy pakoras are no longer an oxymoron. Try these once and see them quickly become a thing of your kitchen and your family’s favourite, especially your kids’.

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