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FishPakoras_H2My boys love crispy deep fried things and Fish Pakoras are a big hit in my household. Tilapia nuggets are dipped in a chick pea batter, studded with whole spices like cumin and coriander seeds and chilli flakes and coriander and deep fried till crispy. This recipe makes a great appetizer or snack is gluten free and very easy to make.

Chickpea batter is a very common ingredient is many pakora type recipes. A lesser known fact is that a paste made of chickpea flour and water added to the skin is said to be a great face pack to make you fair. A very popular remedy in India, where most of it’s inhabitants obsess about being fair. But I digress, this recipe is all about the fish and although I used Tilapia in this recipe, any firm filleted fish will do.


Fish Pakoras


  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup Chickpea flour
  • Water
  • 1 tsp Black Salt
  • 1 tsp of fresh black pepper
  • 1 tbsp each coriander & cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp each Cumin powder & Chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped Coriander
  • 8 oz Tilapia cut in bite size chunks


  1. Process
  2. Add water to the Chickpea flour a little at a time till you get a lump free batter and a runny consistency
  3. Add all the other ingredients except the fish and mix well
  4. Heat some oil, dip the fish in the batter and deep fry for 3 – 6 minutes