top of page

Cashew Pakora Bakery Style Recipe | Kaju Pakora | Munthiri Pakora

Cashew pakoda is a famous bakery snack in India. It's very light and crispy; this snack tastes fantastic with coffee or tea at any time.

Servings - 4


  • 1/2 cup cashews 

  • 1 tbsp ghee 

  • 1 red onion, sliced thinly lengthwise  

  • 1 cup gram flour/besan  

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch 

  • 2 tbsp rice flour  

  • 1 tsp fennel seeds/saunf 

  • 1 tsp chilli powder  

  • 1 tsp salt or salt to taste 

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda 

  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida/hing  

  • 6 curry leaves, chopped  

  • 1 green chilli, chopped 

  • 1/3 cup water 

  • Oil for deep frying  


  1. In a pan, add ghee and warm it up. 

  2. Add cashews, fry until golden and let them cool down. 

  3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, add onion and separate.  

  4. Next, add gram flour/besan, cornstarch, rice flour, fennel seeds/saunf, chilli powder, salt, baking soda, asafoetida/hing, curry leaves, and green chilli. 

  5. Squeeze and mix all ingredients well.  

  6. Now, add fried cashews and mix well. 

  7. Add water, mix well and make a stiff dough.  

  8. Heat oil in a deep frying pan, and reduce the heat to medium. 

  9. Drop a small portion of dough in hot oil and fry for 1 - 2 minutes. 

  10. Flip and fry the pakoras until golden and crispy. 

  11. Drain them and serve warm with tea or coffee. 

  12. Store the leftover pakoras for up to 3 days.


Hello there, I'm Neetu!

I love to cook! I love to eat, and naturally,
just gravitated towards cooking.


Similar Posts

bottom of page