by Zars Kitchen Admin

What I love about these little crispy bites is firstly that they are NOT FRIED and that you can literally use up whatever veggies you have lingering at the back of your fridge…. the grated sweet potato balances out the spices so beautifully.  

I tried both air-frying and baking, the air-fried ones came out a fraction crispier but honestly not much difference.  They really are the perfect snack… I literally can’t stop eating them!!


Serves: Makes 40 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 100g gram flour
  • 100g cornflour
  • 0.5 tbsp ginger minced
  • 0.5 tbsp garlic crushed
  • Large handful coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 0.5 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3 green chilli chopped fine
  • Olive oil spray
  • .
  • 4 sweet potatoes, small size, grated
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 1 carrot julienned
  • Small handful green beans, sliced small
  • 1/4 red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 red pepper, julienned
  • 1/4 green cabbage, shredded
  • 100g, spring greens, kale or spinach
  • 4 spring onions, sliced thin
  • .
  • 200g plain yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbp chilli sauce
  • 0.5 tsp cumin
  • 0.5 tsp cayenne pepper


1. Add all the vegetables to a large bowl with the ginger, garlic, coriander, garam masala, chilli powder, cumin, coriander powder, paprika, salt, pepper and chillis
2. Mix everything well and squeeze the mix slightly to release any moisture
3. Add the gram flour and corn flour to the bowl, then add a few tablespoons of water to make it into a stiff dough
4. Pre-heat the air fryer to 200C, line with parchment paper. Alternatively pre-heat the oven to 200C and line an oven tray with parchment paper
5. Take a small handful of the mix and squeeze it into a flat round disc shape, make sure the veggies are sticking to each other, if not add a little more water
6. Air-fry the pakoras with a few sprays of oil, in batches for about 4 mins on each side until golden and crispy, keep them warm in a low oven as you go. If oven cooking, cook for about 20 mins or until golden and crisp
7. Serve immediately with chilli yogurt
8. Enjoy!

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