Pakoda Platter ~ Deep Fried Love!

Pakoda Platter

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Pakoda Platter has different variety of pakoda deep fried and served on a platter. This Platter has a dish for all with all the varieties being so easy to make.

When I wanted to make a Pakoda Platter, I wanted to include different vegetable based and other variety that would appeal to my kids. So I went about selecting pakodas that I have been wanting to make for a while.

In this platter, each bajji or pakoda has a different batter base, depending on the vegetable used. I have noticed my north Indian friends referring to all batter based deep fried snacks as Pakora. In South, we call each type differently like bajji or bonda or vada.

Pakoda refers to all deep fried dishes using vegetable or other ingredients like nuts, Paneer, Meat, where the main ingredient is mixed with flour and it coats the main ingredient. These Pakodas mostly looks like a cluster of balls, crispy and crunchy to eat. Example would be Onion Pakoda, Mixed Veg Pakoda.

Bajjis refer to all those deep fried dishes where the main ingredient is coated with a thick spiced batter and deep friend. Example would be Potato Pakoda, Onion Pakoda, Paneer Pakoda etc.

Vada mostly refers to lentil based deep fried dishes, in this the batter is mostly smoothly ground and spiced before being deep fried as circle discs. Medu Vada, Masala Vada etc.

Bondas is a typical South Indian deep fried version, where the final dish is always a ball, it can be just a ball of Urad dal batter deep fried or Potato stuffed Besan coated Bonda.

We call Fries where thinly sliced and battered ones like Onion Fries. These are very crispy and crunchy to eat.

Having a clear picture of what we are talking makes it very important. Finally, I wanted to have each of it in my Pakoda Platter and hence included different stuffings.

Pakoda Platter Menu

Pakoda PlatterBread Bajji
Cashew Pakoda
Cauliflower Pakoda
Onion Ring Bajji
Paneer Sandwich Pakora
Tomato Ketchup
Green Chutney
Coconut Chutney
Instant Mango Pickle


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  1. It’s 5pm here, our evening coffee time. Looking at that plate makes me want to grab it and serve with my coffee:-))..what a yummy platter you have there Valli 🙂

  2. Loving this platter, Valli. Especially I like those paneer sandwich one. Was this for the adults? This pakoda idea crossed my mind and discarded it since I hate to stand and fry. My husband would have loved it for sure. 🙂

  3. Awesome Valli ! Pakora platter is a must if we are doing platters ! Well for us pakora is pakora , vada we call vada , bhajji is a South name , but we mostly use just besan for these pakoras.

    This is a very tempting platter and I would love to enjoy all of them ! The crisp onions are a favourite though

  4. Wow! Hats off to your patience. I very rarely make pakodas and bajjis and my husband would be waiting for that rare occurrence 🙂
    Loveall the varieties in there, especially the paneer sandwich one.

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