Bakwan Sayur – Vegetable Fritters | Indonesian Pakoda

Bakwan Sayur – Vegetable Fritters | Indonesian Pakoda
Here comes the 5th one in our Muslim Food Bloggers Challenge. I am glad to get this theme of  ‘Indonesian Cuisine’ as this will be the second recipe of this sort on my blog. I had long back posted Chicken Satay with peanut sauce which is also my family favorite.
The reason why I chose this recipe is due to the availability of all the ingredients. The recipe is quite simple and easy to prepare which takes not more than an hour. And also it will be added to my collection of Iftar recipes on my blog. I am really thankful to Anita from dailycookingquest for this wonderful and easy recipe and also for many others in her blog.
Just to make it suitable for my Indian readers, I have slightly modified the recipe by adding a hint of green chilies. If you find these fritters a bit too bland, then it can be served with your choice of spicy and tangy sauces and I would suggest that ‘Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce’ would be the best condiment to go with it.
Bakwan Sayur ~ Indonesian Fritters

Bakwan Sayur - Vegetable Fritters | Indonesian Pakoda

Shanaz Rafiq
The Indonesian version of deep fried mixed vegetable fritters served hot as an evening snack.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indonesian
Servings 5


  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 small carrot shredded or coarsely grated
  • 1 small green capsicum finely sliced
  • 2 stems spring onion sliced
  • 1 green chili chopped

For the batter:

  • 1 cup plain flour + 1/4 cup more if needed
  • ¼ cup rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt or as needed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ¾ cup water or as needed
  • 2 tablespoon grated garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups of cooking oil for deep frying


  • In a bowl add all the chopped vegetables like shredded cabbage, grated carrot, capsicum, spring onion, and green chilies. Mix well and set aside.
  • In another bowl make a smooth batter by mixing plain flour, rice flour, salt, sugar, black pepper, and water. Add water slowly, little by little to get the right consistency (like a pancake batter consistency). Then add garlic and egg and whisk again.
  • Let both the bowls be kept ready but separately.
  • Just before frying, add the vegetables to the batter and mix well.
  • First, do a test by dropping a small lump into the oil. If the mixture spread then you need to add a bit of more plain flour.
  • Drop a spoonful of batter into the hot oil side by side and deep fry for 5 minutes. Do not overcrowd the oil by adding too many at once. Drain on a kitchen towel to remove the excess oil.
Keyword Fried Snack, Pakodas, Snacks, Vegetarian

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