Jain Instant Noodle Pakora


  • 200 grams instant noodles or maggi
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon castor sugar
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons tomato ketchup + for serving
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • ¼ medium cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 2-3 tablespoons gram flour
  • 1-2 tablespoons soya flour
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  1. Heat some water in a deep non-stick pan. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt, castor sugar, green chilli and bring the mixture to a boil.
  2. Roughly crush instant noodles, add to the boiling water, mix and cook till noodles are done.
  3. Add tomato ketchup and butter to cooked noodles and mix.
  4. Transfer in a bowl and cool.
  5. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  6. Add cabbage, coriander leaves, gram flour and soya flour to noodle mixture and mix.
  7. Add salt and 1 tablespoon hot oil and mix well.
  8. Put dollops of prepared mixture in hot oil, reduce heat and deep-fry till golden and crisp.
  9. Drain on absorbent paper.
  10. Insert toothpicks in each fried pakora and serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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