Talk:Pakora

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In Glasgow, Pakora is popular after an evening visit to the pub; similar to buying fish and chips or a kebab. Is this the same in other UK cities, or is it unique to Glasgow? Edward 12:40, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Somebody on IRC said it wasn't just Glasgow, so I added a sentence to the article. Edward 12:51, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I suggest that this article be merged with Bajji. Alternately (and perhaps better) that article's text could be moved here, since Bajji more generally refers to finger food snacks, while pakoras are specifically deep-fried veggie bits in garam flour batter (meat-containing pakoras may exist, but are definitely a tiny minority of the tasty pakora population in India and may be a Western invention modeled after other deep-fried chicken fast foods). - toh 21:46, 2004 Nov 1 (UTC)

Is pakora really available in the majority of take-out restaurants in the world? Frankly, I've only ever seen it at Indian restaurants here in the U.S. (which, generally, are not take-out). --69.9.16.28 20:54, 24 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

US doesnt count because we all hate it live at the witch trials 15:25, 16 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That's cool. we hate you right back. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 148.80.254.2 (talk) 13:36, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I’d query this; I’ve lived around the UK and pakoras seem hard to find as a takeaway snack outside of Glasgow, (where they’re ubiquitous and far easier to find than deep-fried Mars Bars!). In the rest of the UK, the onion version (Bhaji) seems a popular starter at Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi restaurants but few people regard pakoras as a standard takeaway snack or for that matter even recognise it. It's a standard fast-food takeaway snack in Glasgow, a common starter elsewhere in the UK Zagubov (talk) 11:37, 29 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm a Scot and find Pakora common all over Scotland (in cities like Aberdeen, Dundee and Glasgow, as well as in village and small town takeaways). I lived in London for 10 years and have often had conversations with Scottish friends about how you almost never see it in England, seeing this acknowledged in the Wikipedia article made me smile. Personally I always make a big deal of seeking some out when I go back home to see family (curiously, a local indian takeaway here in London do sometimes have small selection of them on the counter - but they only make them occasionally). 92.25.150.169 (talk) 13:27, 17 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See also - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haggis_pakora — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.2.146.208 (talk) 16:30, 12 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Most popular[edit]

"The most popular pakoras are. Palak Pakora - Delicious and healthy pakora made of spinach. Paneer Pakora - Cottage Cheese fried in gram flour. Pyaz Pakora - Onion pakora most commanly eaten." Most popular? Where? It's 1. Onion, 2. Chicken, 3. Mushroom, 4. Fish, around here (West Central Scotland). Could you be more specific about where your information relates to, and your sources? potatoscone 09:34, 19 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Delicious and healthy..." Healthy? I don't think anything that's fried can be considered healthy. Wakkow 17:01, 11 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gram Flour?[edit]

I was under the impression that pakoras are traditionally made from chick pea flour (besan flour) and are a sort of deep fried dumpling rather than a battered item. Perhaps in the UK and particularly in Scotland where they batter and deep fry pizza slices, pies and even kebabs, "pakora" has taken on a new meaning. Here in Australia, pakoras are generally only found in Hare Krishna restaurants, where they are a dumpling accompaniment. --MichaelGG 10:17, 1 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The page cites a Krishna recipe. I've read them as made from dipping the vegetables in the chickpea flour batter and frying them. It's because the chickpea flour is so thick that you get the mass, but there's not a dough made. Whitebox (talk) 00:00, 10 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 19:02, 9 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Title change[edit]

It should be pakodi, can someone please change? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.120.240.17 (talk) 03:51, 27 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I created the two redirects Pakodi and Pakōḍī. But see talk there. Done? -- B.S. Lawrence (talk) 16:46, 27 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Pakora is known by several names across India namely, pakodi, bhajji, phulki, phulauri, etc. Same words may be used in different regions for slightly different thing. Panipuri in Awadh region is known as Paani ka batasa and Gol-gap'pe in Western India and Gup-chup in Bihari languages.--Sayed Mohammad Faiz Haidertcs 04:58, 28 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]