Olive Pakoda


Olive Pakoda Recipe – Snacks

Pakodas are the most popular snacks across the globe. For ages we have been enjoying Onion pakoda, Aloo pakoda, bread pakoda, mix pakoda, palak pakoda, paneer pakodas…the list is much longer. I have experimented with green olives and came up with a yummy new form of pakoda i.e. olive pakoda. It is a very simple and quick recipe to make.  Now when your guests arrive don’t just serve them namkeen, biscuits along with tea but serve hot olive pakodas with tamarind sauce. Sure kids would gulp them…..

Basic Information

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Spice Meter: Hot

Serves: 4 -5 People



Hojiblanca green pimiento stuffed Olives – 250 gm

Gram Flour (Besan) – 100 gm

Carom seeds (Ajwain) – 1 tsp

Green Chilly – 1 chopped and 1 sliced for ganishing

Olive Pomace Oil – for frying

 Method to prepare Olive Pakoda:

  1. Take out Olives from bottle and drain out the brine (salt water)
  2. Take Besan in a bowl, add ajwain, water and prepare a thick bater till its light.
  3. Add chopped green chilies and salt.

Olive Pakoda preperation

  1. Place Kadhai on Gas stove and add 250 ml of Olive Pomace Oil.
  2. Heat the Oil to about 180 degree Cel.
  3. Dip olives in besan bater and put them in hot oil.
  4. Deep fry them in medium flame for 10-12 min till crispy golden in colour
  5. Serve it with Tamarind sauce and sliced green chilly to add more fire to this olive pakodas.

Olive Pakodas 

Olive and Olive Oil tips:

  • Since olives are very salty since always preserved in brine(salt water) be careful while putting salt
  • You can use a mix of black and green olives to make more colourful pakodas.