Vegetable Pakora

Marrying into an Indian family has been an absolute blessing on so many levels.  Most importantly was the opening I received into a cuisine I had absolutely no idea about.  Growing up in an Italian family with my mum as a chef I lived and breathed Italian food (no complaints here). So when I met my now husband and had my first meal at his family home, it’s fair to say I was a tad nervous.  The flavours I encountered that day were completely new to me and I must be honest – it wasn’t love at first site!  But overtime I grew to enjoy the new flavours and now I absolutely adore Indian food.

My mother-in-law is an incredible cook and she has shared some of her recipes with me, which I’ve put my own spin on.  This would have to be an absolute favourite Indian dish for me, and I’m quietly confident you’ll agree.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Serves: 8


1⁄2 cup almond milk

1⁄2 head of cauliflower

1 cup of frozen peas

2 potatoes

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons amchur

1 onion

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoons coriander powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 1/2 cups chickpea flour

1 cup water

Light olive oil for frying