Jack by the Hedge & Dead Nettle Pakoras 1

Pakoras are easy to make and absolutely delicious.  Give this simple recipe a try.


  • 250g of red dead nettles and hedge garlic
  • 4 carrots, grated
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 250g chickpea flower
  • 1 tsp of dried chillies
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • Vegetable oil


  • Mix the chickpea flour with water to make a paste
  • Combine the remaining ingredients with the paste
  • Take a spoonful of the mix and mould with hands into a ball
  • Heat the oil in a large pan until very hot
  • Add the mixture balls a few at a time
  • Turn down the heat so they cook inside
  • Cook until golden

Red dead nettles

We make pakoras and lots of other fantastic foods on our weekend foraging course.

About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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