Asparagus Pakora

Something a little bit different to do with your asparagus while they're bang in season!

Done in 30 minutes

Serves 2

Mia Jacobs

Dish by Mia Jacobs



Asparagus pakora

175ggram flour

1.5 tspground turmeric

1 tspgarlic granules

1 tspchilli powder

1.5 tspcumin seeds

1.5 tspground coriander

2 tspcornstarch

a big pinchsalt and black pepper


125gfine asparagus

30gfresh coriander

500mlvegetable oil (for frying)

The mango chutney sauce

70gvegan yoghurt

25gmango chutney

1/2 tspcurry powder

1 tbspvegan mayo

to tastelemon juice

to tastesalt

A spice heavy, crispy batter wrapped round crunchy, vibrant asparagus - it might be slightly


Heat the vegetable oil in a medium large saucepan over a medium heat.

Mix together all the dry ingredients for the batter. Pour in the IPA, whisking until completely smooth.

Once the oil is hot (to test if it's hot enough, insert the end of a wooden spoon into the oil, bubbles should form around it) dip a few spears of asparagus into the batter together, coating fully before gently lowering into the oil. Fry until crisp and deeply golden, around 3 minutes. Fry in batches to avoid reducing the temperature of the oil then remove and place on a lined rack or colander to soak up excess oil.

Do the same with the coriander, dipping clusters it in the batter then frying until golden.

Whilst they fry, mix together all the ingredients for the mango chutney sauce.

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Mia Jacobs

Mia Jacobs

Mia is a self-taught cook with an obsession with street food and an absolute hatred for parsnips. Before joining Twisted Green, Mia founded an online vegan cooking school in the midst of the global pandemic and began teaching people all over the world how to cook incredible vegan food from the comfort of their own homes. Her mission was, and still is, to help transform kitchens everywhere from a daunting space to one that’s filled with the irresistible aroma of frying garlic, and some very special plant-based grub. She also believes that crisps and hummus are a gift to humanity.

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