Pea pakora pockets

Pea pakora pockets

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4

Cheap and easy to prepare, but fun for everyone to put together - the yogurt dressing really makes these

Nutrition and extra info

  • pakoras only
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal377
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs74g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre0g
  • protein18g
  • salt1.24g
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  • 500g floury potato, cut into chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 200g frozen pea
  • 4-5 tsp curry powder (choose your favourite)
  • 200ml natural yogurt
  • small bunch mint, half roughly chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 6 white or wholemeal pitta breads, halved
  • ½ iceberg lettuce, shredded, to serve
  • ½ red onion, sliced


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Boil the potatoes for about 8 mins until tender, throwing in the peas for the final few mins. Drain well, pick out the potato, then return to the saucepan with a third of the peas. Add the curry powder and some seasoning, then mash together over a low heat – this will help to dry out the veg. Stir in the remaining peas.

  2. Using 2 tablespoons, shape the mix into rough rugby ball shapes (you should get about 16), then place on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment. Bake for 20 mins until golden and crisp around the edges.

  3. Mix the yogurt with the chopped mint. Warm the halved pittas, and toss the remaining mint leaves with the shredded lettuce. Serve the hot pakoras with all the extras for stuffing into the warmed pittas.

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20th Apr, 2012
Just made these using curry paste instead of powder,worked really well.Did this with Sweet potato &pea curry.Lesley Waters recipe, Best home made Idian done ever.
13th Jan, 2012
I liked the idea but they were rather bland. I managed to make them without adding any egg (maybe it depends what variety of potato you use) but I think some of the suggestions to add onion or garlic would taste much better! Very easy and filling lunch though!
15th Apr, 2011
I really didn't like this recipe, although my cooking skill is low I followed the recipe and no it wasn't for me. My partner covered his in BBQ sauce and I ate 2 pockets and it sat on my stomach all night.
15th Apr, 2011
I really didn't like this recipe, although my cooking skill is low I followed the recipe to the letter. It was just really dry and totally unappealing and even me and my partner ate the meal, he covered everything in BBQ sauce and I just manged two pockets and then it just sat on my stomach. I tried the egg to bind it as well as people suggested it but no, I really didn't like it.
12th Jun, 2010
Loved this, although I altered it slightly in that I used leftover mash that was already made with milk and butter, just added the peas and curry powder so it binded no problem. Will definitely be making again, so simple and so tasty!
20th May, 2010
Am not going to rate as didn't follow the exact recipe, but I quite enjoyed these. Definitely need more curry powder (or maybe paste). I don't know how peas would go with these, but quite fancy frying some onions, adding the paste to the onions, and then mixing them into the potato. Had trouble fitting them into pittas. Loved the texture, although would cook for longer next time. Went really well with the garlic mayo and cucumber. Gorgeous lunch and will make again - great change from bubble and squeak when I have leftover mash.
20th May, 2010
am in the process of following a similar recipe. Using leftover mash from last night (no peas as there is a spider in front of the freezer), medium curry powder, ground coriander, bit of dry powdered mint, and some mango chutney as my potato was very dry. Shaped it itnto the balls and just about the put in the oven. Will be serving with wholemeal pitta, garlic mayo, cucumber and a few salad leaves.
7th Nov, 2009
these were lovely, although too stong for my little one. but made a lovely change to have for dinner!!
17th Oct, 2009
Great success and a real hit with kids and adults alike
12th May, 2009
Followed directions, had no problem making them, but we just didn't like them -- the curry actually made them bitter, there were definitely too many peas, & the rugby balls didn't cook that well in the oven. Perhaps if we then fried them or something (but then what's the point, I'd make regular samosas).


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