Love Pakoras? Here are top 5 tips to make your pakoras and manchurian extra crispy. Try these tips and tell us what worked best for you.
#1 Mixing Rice Flour
When making the batter for pakoras or coating fried items, mix 1 part rice flour with 1 part besan. Mixing rice flour half and half in the batter gives it a more crispy texture because of the starch in the rice flour.
#2 Adding Hot Oil
Once the frying oil is hot, add a spoonful of the hot oil in the batter. Adding hot oil in the batter makes the fried pakoras extra crispy. Make sure to place them on a paper napkin and do not cover to keep them crispy.
#3 Mixing Ice Cold Water or Chilled Soda
Instead of tap water, add chilled soda or ice water to make the batter. Adding cold aerated water makes the pakoras extra crispy.
#4 Double Coating in Cornflakes
Once the food is coated in the batter then chill in the refrigerator and roll it in cornflakes before frying. The extra crispy layer of cornflakes will make the pakoras even yummier!
#5 Whisk to Aerate the Batter
Whisk the batter in one direction, either clockwise or anti-clockwise to aerate the batter. Aerating the batter will makes the pakoras fluffy as well as extra crispy.