These pakoras (or pakodas: delicious spiced Indian chickpea fritters) are filled with tender slices of potato, onions, spinach, and cilantro. Toasted whole coriander seeds and red chili pepper flakes add bright pops of flavor and just the right amount of heat.
Paneer pakora is a popular evening snack from North Indian cuisine. It is made by frying batter coated Indian cottage cheese aka paneer. These turn out delicious and mildly spicy. Paneer pakora are usually served with green chutney or red chili chutney.
A samosa is a fried or baked pastry with a savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, cheese or lentils. Samosas are a popular entrée, appetizer, or snack in the local cuisines of India.