Fritters aka Pakoda in Hindi, Bora in Bangla, cannot be categorized just like sandwich. There are innumerable varieties and can be made out of any fresh or leftover ingredients.

Bora is usually served in the second course of a traditional Bengali meal. It can accompany other cooked vegetables, stir -fries, pan -fries, deep – fries along with Dal, that is lentils cooked in a soupy way.



There are a lot of interesting twists and nuances in Bengali cooking – We do not favor wastage πŸ˜‰ or it can be said, we can create delicious meals out of any edible skin /peels, stems, roots etc of almost all vegetables, some plants and Β fruits. πŸ˜€

Fritters on this platter has a similar story πŸ˜‰ It is made out of the stems of coriander / cilantro.

finely chopped coriander stems

finely chopped coriander stems

Here’s what i did……….


1 cup – finely chopped coriander /cilantro stems

1 nos – finely chopped green chili

1/4 tsp – grated ginger

4 tbsp – chickpea flour / besan

salt to taste

oil to deep fry

water, as per need


In a medium sized bowl, mix the chopped coriander, green chili, grated ginger, salt and chickpea flour. Add water gradually and mix well to a thick batter like that of a cake.

Heat oil in a pan, drop small spoonful of the batter and fry till golden.

Serve hot.

Happy cooking !! πŸ™‚

Cheers !! πŸ˜€

Note : ** This can be served as a snack with dip of one’s choice.


About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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13 Responses to Fritters

  1. desleyjane says:

    Wow you have been busy. These dishes look so elegant and fab.

  2. This pakoda is new to me!
    Coriander stems and besan? Must be very flavorful !

  3. Love your fritters, Andy πŸ™‚

  4. Andy, I made your fritters yesterday πŸ™‚ It was a great success at home. Thank you for sharing this recipe ❀

  5. Sophie33 says:

    I made your delicious fritters & loved every bite! So tasty too! πŸ™‚ xxx

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