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Adai Batter Vegetable Pakoras

A simple vegetable pakoras, prepared with left over adai/lentil dosa batter.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Adai Batter Vegetable Pakoras
Servings: 4
Author: Srividhya G


  • Left over adai batter - 2 cups
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Carrot - 1
  • Chopped Onion - 1/2 cup
  • Chopped Cabbage - 1/4 cup
  • Green Chilly - 1
  • Chopped Cilantro - 1 tbsp + some for garnish
  • Oil for frying


Prep - Work

  • You can find the adai recipe here. I used two cups of the batter. The batter I used had coconut and curry leaves already added.
  • Chop the onion, cabbage and green chilly.
  • Peel the carrot skin and grate the carrot.


  • Heat the oil for frying in a deep wide pan.
  • Meanwhile mix the veggies to the adai batter.
  • Add salt, baking soda and chopped green chilly and cilantro too.
  • Mix well and that’s it the batter is now ready.
  • Once the oil is hot, reduce the heat to medium low.
  • Now take small portion of the batter and slowly drop it in oil. In one batch I tried up to 4 small Pakoras.
  • Let them fry till they turn golden brown or until the oil bubble sound ceases.
  • Take them out and let it sit in the tissue paper to remove the excess oil.
  • Repeat the same with the remaining batter.
  • That’s it. Yummy pakodas are ready. Enjoy this with hot chai.


Adjust the salt and spice according to your preference.
Make sure the oil is medium heat before frying. This ensures soft, crispy and well-cooked pakodas.
Do not let the batter sit for a long time. Fry the pakodas right away as the veggies might ooze out lot of water.
Also if you feel the batter is soggy, add more rice flour or chick pea flour. In that case adjust the salt and spice.
Adjust the veggies as per your preference.