PHOTO: Pakistani Pakora

By Mark Wiens 16 Comments
Pakistani Pakora
Pakistani Pakora

Pakistani Pakora

A pakora is a deep fried fritter included in Indian food, Sri Lankan food, and Pakistani food in a variety of variations.

These homemade Pakistani eggplant pakoras were wonderful, and the local family who served them to me said that they especially enjoy eating them, along with tea, on a rainy day.

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  • Aziza

    3 years ago

    Hey Mark !
    Why don’t you come over here ….in Pakistan
    We are eager to hear from you about the food I m sure you are gonna love it !
    Hope to see you soon 🙂

  • Abdul Basit

    4 years ago

    Hi Mark, I really like you expersions after having food ” uhmmmmm wow” Please visit Pakistan. I’m damn sure, you love it. Cheers

    • Aziza

      3 years ago

      Hey Mark !
      Why don’t you come over here ….in Pakistan
      We are eager to hear from you about the food I m sure you are gonna love it !
      Hope to see you soon 🙂

  • Jay Khan

    4 years ago

    Hi Mark,
    I would love to work with you as a cameraman and i am from Pakistan, I would like to ask and suggest you to please visit Pakistan and I will help you move around.
    Give my regards to Ying and the little champ!!
    take care

  • Paul

    8 years ago

    Those look great! Do they serve them plain like that or with some kind of sauce?

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Paul, they were delicious, we just had them plain with chai.

  • Saman Qureshi

    8 years ago

    Yum! I love Pakoras. Come to Pakistan to visit!!!! Contrary to what you hear about the country on the news, it is a lovely and intriguing place to visit. And you can have your fill of Pakoras and delicious food 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hi Saman, would love to visit someday, I bet the food is wonderful!

  • Arti

    8 years ago

    There are many Pakora’s available like potato, onion, paneer, etc… They are best had, as you have said, on a rainy day with a cup of hot steaming tea!!

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Rain, chai, and pakoras are such a good combination!

  • Bama

    8 years ago

    I can’t resist myself from eating any kind of eggplants, no matter how they’re cooked and served. So this Pakora is a must for me! 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Bama, I’m a firm lover of all forms of eggplant as well. It’s such a delicious vegetable!

  • Stephanie – The Travel Chica

    8 years ago

    It is interesting what food customs people have. These sound delicious, but I never would have thought it would be something to eat on a rainy day.

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Yah, I never knew that either, that’s what makes food and comfort food so interesting!

    • A Hasan

      6 years ago

      Aa they say “its in the air” hence pakoras are linked to overcast/rainy weather not that people don’t eat it otherwise but you will see a long lines on shops selling pakoras during such weather 🙂

      btw, eggplant pakora is just one variety. Other popular pakora varieties include onion pakoras, potato pakora, spnich pakoras, chicken pakoras and fish pakoras

      • ahmad bajwa

        4 years ago

        please come to pakistan,