Air Fryer Pakoras


All the things you love about pakoras but without the guilt by air frying instead of deep frying. Don't forget the yogurt dipping sauce!

close up view of Air Fryer Pakoras on a white platter
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 servings


  • 2 cups chopped cauliflower

  • 1 cup diced yellow potatoes

  • 1 ¼ cups chickpea flour (besan)

  • ¾ cup water

  • ½ red onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • 1 teaspoon coriander

  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon cumin

  • 1 serving cooking spray


  1. Combine cauliflower, potatoes, chickpea flour, water, red onion, salt, garlic, curry powder, coriander, cayenne, and cumin in a large bowl. Set aside to rest for 10 minutes.

  2. Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray. Spoon 2 tablespoons of cauliflower mixture into the basket and flatten. Repeat this as many times as your basket space allows without the pakoras touching. Mist the top of each pakora with non-stick spray.

  4. Cook for 8 minutes. Flip and cook 8 additional minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
1g Fat
14g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 891mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 218mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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