Chinese Pakora Recipe - Easy Recipe For Beginners

Working from home during the lockdown is quite hectic. And for me as a teacher, the session seems never-ending. I have to respond to parent and student emails even in the middle of the night. It gets quite taxing and can be quite stressful.

At the start of the lockdown, I had planned to use this lockdown productively. One of the things on my To-Do list was to learn cooking. Well, with the workload, this seemed next to impossible. Luckily, I did manage to experiment and prepare a few dishes, thanks to my teacher, The Internet.

One of the dishes that I prepared was Chinese Pakora. It is also known as Veg Chinese Manchurian or Gobi Manchurian or Chinese Bhajiya at some places. It is a very famous Mumbai street food. It is a perfect snack to be relished during a rainy day with tea or coffee.

With the help of a few Youtube videos, I tried to prepare this snack. And believe me, it turned out awesome. Here is the short and simple recipe:


(available at the supermarket)
  • 1 Cabbage / Gobi (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 Spring Onions (Finely Chopped)
  • 2 Spoon Maida / Refined Flour
  • 2 spoon Corn Flour
  • 2 spoon Besan / Chickpea Flour
  • 1/2 spoon Schezwan sauce (optional)
  • 1 spoon Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 spoon Pepper Powder
  • 1 Maggi Cube
  • 1/2 spoon Hot and Sweet/ Chilli Sauce (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Green Chillies (Finely Chopped)
  • Some Coriander (Finely Chopped)
  • Edible Red Colour (Depends on how red you want the pakoras to look)
  • 6-7 cloves of Garlic (Finely Chopped)
  • Oil
  • Water

(Measurements can be altered here and there depending on how much quantity you are preparing or on the spiciness.) 


  • Mix the following ingredients in a bowl or a vessel:- Maida, corn flour, besan, cabbage, spring onions, coriander, red color, Schezwan sauce, chili/ hot and sweet sauce, garlic, chilies, Maggi cube, red chili powder, pepper powder, salt. 

  • Mix nicely and add water if needed. Make a thick batter. 

Chinese Pakora Easy Recipe For Beginners

  • Once the mixture is ready, heat some oil and drop small balls or portions of this mixture into the oil. 

  • Deep fry the pakora’s until they are all crispy.  

Chinese Pakora Easy Recipe For Beginners

  • Once ready use a tissue to remove the excess oil and serve with Schezwan sauce or any spicy sauce of your choice. You may also enjoy this delicious snack with a hot cup of tea or coffee. 

Chinese Pakora Easy Recipe For Beginners


I am no professional cook. However, learning is for everyone. Therefore, do try out this recipe and share your feedback in the comments section. 

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  1. This looks delectable! I confess I have never made Pakora with cabbage. So, I am definitely going to try this out.

  2. This is a must try Recipe. I am on it for my weeken snack.

    - Ujjwal Mishra MywordsMywisdom

  3. I was most intrigued by the title of your dish 'Chinese pakora'! Must say it sounds delicious and you have seriously tempted to try it myself!


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