Pink Pakora Sauce (Glasgow Pakora Sauce)

You can make your own pink pakora sauce, at home, in just 5 minutes!

chicken pakora and pink pakora sauce

I always request an extra pink pakora sauce with any portion of pakora that I order from the Indian Takeaway. It’s my favourite, vastly outweighing Red Pakora Sauce, as it doesn’t overwhelm your palate with chilli spice. I love chilli and spices as much as the next person, but the contract in flavour between the almost creamy, cold light pink sauce and the slightly spiced hot pakora is perfection!

I feel it pairs especially well with Chicken Pakora, Vegetable Pakora, Cauliflower Pakora and Onion Bahjis.

chicken pakora dipped into pink sauce

Suitable for the whole family

I choose to serve pakora to my babies when weaning, and I genuinely do think it’s a great way to introduce them to spices and flavour

Opt for the reduced sugar and salt tomato ketchup and omit the salt until you’ve separated their portion, then add salt for the remainder. I would challenge you to keep the chilli powder in, as it’s quite a minimal amount and balanced well with the yoghurt. 

If making it for babies, it’s also potentially worth using natural yoghurt (instead of Greek yoghurt) as it has a lower protein content and you need to be conscious of their protein intake. However, if they’re not eating much and you do like using Greek yoghurt, then it’s not a particular issue. 

This Pink Pakora Sauce Pairs Well With

My Chicken Pakora (recipe coming soon) – but they can be found on my Instagram

Pakora is a perfect appetiser or starter (alongside my Spiced Onions) before tucking into my Chicken Chasni or South Indian Garlic Chilli curry.

Ingredients

Plain Yoghurt: I like to use Greek Yoghurt (10% fat) as this gives a good starting point. You can then thin down the sauce with water or milk to your preferred and desired consistency. However, using Natural Yogurt is fine too. And totally up to you if you’d prefer to use a reduced fat or zero fat alternative. 

Tomato Ketchup

Mint Sauce

Chilli Powder: I use kashmiri chilli powder as it’s most authentic. I picked it up in a local Asian supermarket. But chilli powder from a supermarket is totally fine too. Reduce to ¼ teaspoon if you don’t have a particularly high heat tolerance.

Salt

Lemon Juice: optional, but I love the slight zing it adds to the sauce 

Dietary

The recipe is vegetarian.

But it could be adapted to vegan by using a plant based yogurt. I can’t recommend one as I haven’t trialled this myself.

How To Make

Add 150 g thick plain yoghurt, 60 g tomato ketchup, 3 tsp mint sauce, 1/2 tsp chilli powder and pinch of salt together into a bowl

150 g thick plain yoghurt, 60 g tomato ketchup, 3 tsp mint sauce, 1/2 tsp chilli powder and pinch of salt

Mix to combine and dependant on how thick you like the sauce – add a little water or milk to thin down the consistency.

pink pakora sauce with water

If you have some available, add a squeeze of lemon juice to finish.

Storage

It will store well in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 4 days.

And finally …

If you have any questions, or want to tell me what you think of my recipe, then leave a comment below!

If you like this recipe and are looking for more Indian Takeaway recipes, then why not try my Chicken Chasni or South Indian Garlic Chilli curry?

Pink Pakora Sauce

My favourite pakora sauce! And so easy to make at home.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2
Calories 89 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 150 g thick plain yoghurt greek yoghurt or natural yoghurt
  • 60 g tomato ketchup
  • 3 tsp mint sauce
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • pinch of salt
  • squeeze of lemon juice optional
  • water or milk optional

Instructions
 

  • Add 150 g thick plain yoghurt, 60 g tomato ketchup, 3 tsp mint sauce, 1/2 tsp chilli powder and pinch of salt together into a bowl and mix to combine
  • Dependant on how thick you like the sauce – add a little water or milk to thin down the consistency
  • If you have some available, add a squeeze of lemon juice to finish

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 8gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 311mgPotassium: 94mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 348IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 0.2mg
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