Baked Indian mixed vegetable Fritters / Bhajiyas / Pakodas…


It’s time to say a big NO to deep-fried fritters , Pakoda’s / bhajiya’s . These
Baked mixed vegetable bhajiya’s are inspired by Sonal Gupta’s baked koftas . Just 1 table-spoon of oil and 10 to 12 mins in the oven and these awesome guilt free & healthy bhaijiya’s are ready .
You can find Sonal’s baked kofta’s recipe HERE

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : Approximately 18 mins
Oven Temp: 500 Degrees F OR 250 Degrees C

Ingredients :

Gram Flour / Besan 1 cup
Baking Powder 1/2 Tsp
Soda bi carb / baking soda 1/2 tsp
Salt To Taste
Turmeric 1/4 Tsp ( optional )
Red Chili 1 Tsp or as per taste
Lemon juice 1Tbs ( you can even use amchure powder )
Coriander / Dhania Powder 2Tsp
Cooking oil 1 tbs

Vegetables of your choice

I used :

Diced Potato 1 medium
Chopped Onion 1 medium
Spinach 1/2 cup
Garlic 4 small cloves (Optional)
Ginger 1 inch chopped fine (optional)
Green Chilies 2 chopped fine
Fresh cilantro 1/4 cup .
YOU can even add cauliflower , carrots or any other vegetable of your choice


1.Make sure to cut all the vegetables in small even size pieces so that they can bake evenly together .

2. In a separate Bowl, take gram flour & mix Baking powder & all dry ingredients ( Salt, Turmeric, Red Chili, Amchur, coriander Powder, add water to make paste. The paste should be thick and not watery .

3. Add all vegetables in the paste and mix well.

4. Preheat oven at 500 * F OR 250 * C for minimum of 10 mins . ( this is an important step )
5. Now Take a baking tray and put butter paper on it OR grease the baking tray with oil. ( i prefer greasing the tray better )

6. Take 1 table-spoon of batter and put on the greased tray. Make sure to keep some space between the bhajiyas as they will expand a little while baking.

7. Bake them for round 8 minutes in the preheated oven .

8. Check if the bottom is done & golden than Flip them . Now drizzle 1 tbsp oil on flipped pakoras coating them well and Bake pakoras for another 5 to 10 minutes or until done .

Serve hot fritters with coriander mint chutney , ketchup or any dips of your choice . We especially love having these fritters with ginger tea . FF # 24



  1. This is a really clever recipe. Not only can we save on the grease, I expect they are less work too. Frying can be tedious. Thanks for bringing them to Fiesta Friday.

  2. Thank you for sharing these Shailja and also for crediting your/our inspiration, the amazing Sonal!! ! I never deep fry and will always try and oven bake instead. This is because I am scared of all that hot oil, I don’t like chucking it out as it’s not good for the environment and I also find that the smell lingers for days. I am very happy to eat something if someone else has deep fried it though – no problems there, I can tell you! This is a fantastic addition to the party table – have a wonderful Fiesta Friday!

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