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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sanna Pakora - Authentic Sindhi Recipe

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Food is so heavily connected to our memories. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word Pakora? Yes! Wow :) I can hear you, I could hear the words: Baarish, Friends, College Canteen, Guest Visits, Hang out with Friends in nearby street stalls, Delicious, Yummy, Feeling Hungry .. You feel so connected with one word and go with the flow and that moment brings cute smile on your face... and also will leave you craving for that food.. Isn't it?

Do you want to taste something very unique, delicious, very crispy, tempting and hard to resist Pakora recipe ... Then try this Sanna Pakora recipe. They are packed with flavors and very addictive and will leave you craving for more. . These Pakoras are very crispy from outside and soft and chewy inside.

Sanna Pakoras, a Sindhi delicacy is very popular and scrumptious fritters made with besan (gram flour) and onions and spiced with coriander seeds, ajwain, pomegranate seeds, green chillies and Indian spices. The USP of this Sanna Pakora Recipe is that double frying method is applied for this crispy fritter preparation.

Sanna Pakoras are delicious in taste and enjoyed as an appetizer or an evening snack with a cup of tea. It is also very popular food in celebrations, ceremonies, get together, birthday events and parties. This Pakora  recipe is very easy to make and it will not take much time of yours.

Let's learn as how to make Sindhi Sanna Pakora in easy to understand stepwise pictorial guide:


  • Category: Vegetarian 
  • Course: Snacks and Appetizers
  • Cuisine: India
  • Technique: Frying
  • Prep Time: 5-7 min
  • Cook Time: 15-20 min
  • Difficulty: medium 
  • Serving: 4-5


⚫150 g Besan (Gram flour)
⚫1tbsp cornflour (optional)
⚫2 onions, finely chopped
⚫6-7 green chillies, finely chopped
⚫1tbsp cilantro leaves, chopped
⚫3tsp coriander seeds
⚫1tsp ajwain
⚫1tsp pomegranate seeds, crushed
⚫2tsp red chilly powder
⚫½tsp baking soda
⚫Salt to taste
⚫½ cup water
⚫Oil for deep frying



♨ In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except cooking oil. i.e. (besan, onions,  corn flour, cilantro leaves, green chillies, coriander seeds, ajwain, pomegranate seeds, red chilly powder, baking soda and salt to taste).

♨ Add water and mix it up to form a thick and lump free batter of dropping consistency.


♨ Heat oil in a heavy bottomed deep frying pan.

♨Drop big spoonfuls of batter and fry them on medium heat, see to it, they are properly cooked from inside. Add only 3-4 Pakora in the pan. Don't over crowd them in the pan. Fry them on both the sides until very light brown & drain out. 

♨ Transfer it to a plate, let them slightly cool down. Thin out the big pakoras to a smaller size.

♨ Fry them again till they get crispy and golden brown.

♨ Remove them out onto a paper towel layered plate. 

♨ Serve hot with spicy green chutney and tomato sauce.

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  1. Delicious crisp pakoras, sounds and look super tempting :) Yummy!

  2. My most favourite, yummy! Drooling and craving them badly. Looks very appealing and delicious!!

  3. This looks so tempting, feel like grabbing few.... loved it... Beautiful clicks...

  4. Wow, Sanna Pakora! This is a new name to me, but recipe is the same. Indeed these pakoras are packed with addictive flavors. I am seriously craving for that platter for onion pakora. Send me that yummy platter, please!
    Loved your creative display of pictures today! Especially, nonom one !:) Great innovation! :D

    1. Aww... That's sooo sweet of you.. Yes you are most welcome and love to share this whole platter with you .. I am really touched and appreciate your beautiful comment! . You have been super encouraging and loving friend.
      ( hugs )..

  5. Thanks for dropping by. Your version looks so inviting as well. Indian Cooking challenge is a group event and is by invitation. Thanks.

    1. Thank you so much Srivalli. No problem dear, completely understand and respect your decision. I was under impression that it is open invitation and anyone can add link, so i have added link above. I am sorry dear, have a good day :)

  6. Looking awesomely delicious.
    Nicely presented, beautiful snaps and I'm very hungry just looking @ images. loving it.

  7. Yummy pakora n nice instructions... Deepa...

  8. You could make us all drool over these pakoras. Feeling hungry at this late hour. Green chilli s are the bomb here. The bite of it is the kick with a tea to compliment

    1. This is one of the highest demanded Pakoda recipe in my house and I love to prepare this as my favorite too. Just typing this comment, I'm so tempted as to prepare this now only.. one of the most irresistible abd loved Pakoda recipe. Thanks dear.