in the cuisine of India, a small, spicy fritter containing pieces of vegetables or meat, made usually with a batter of chickpea flour and deep-fried
Origin of pakoraHindi
A deep-fried fritter made of vegetables or meat dipped in a chickpea batter, served as an appetizer or a snack in South Asian cuisine.
Origin of pakoraHindi and Urdu pako&rlowdot;ā from Sanskrit pakvava&tlowdot;ah pakva- past participle of pacati he cooks ; see pekw- in Indo-European roots. va&tlowdot;ah lump, ball of pulse fried in oil