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Prepare Delicious Jalapeno Pakoras Or Poppers With Pesto Filling Using This Recipe For Snack Time

Prepare yummy snacks for chai time, use this recipe to make jalapeno poppers or pakodas with pesto filling.
popper pesto

Make these yummy pakoras that have the perfect balance of spices and creaminess of pesto. This recipe is very easy to follow and would be a hit with your family members especially with chai while it rains outside.

Jalapeno Poppers Or Pakoras With Pesto Recipe Card

The recipe has been contributed by chef Anchal Bhalla.

Total Time :
30 min
Preparation Time :
15 min
Cooking Time :
15 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Kishori Sud


  • 6 jalapeno peppers
  • 4 tbsp besan
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger grated
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • Salt to taste ½ cup mozerella cheese (grated)
  • 1 boiled potato (peeled and mashed)
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp finely chopped chives
  • Canola oil for frying plus 2 tsps
  • ½ cup basil leaves
  • 3 garlics cloves
  • 4 walnuts
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • Fresh black peppercorns- ½ tsp
  • A pinch of sugar


Step 1
Slit the peppers and de-seed them.
Step 2
Mix potato, cheese, chives, salt, pepper in a bowl.
Step 3
Stuff the cheese filling in the peppers.
Step 4
Make fluffy batter by whisking gram flour, rice flour, ginger, turmeric, chilli powder, salt and water.
Step 5
Dip stuffed peppers in the batter and fry in hot canola oil for 5-7 mins till golden brown.
Step 6
Coarsely blend basil leaves, garlic,walnuts, peppercorn in a mortar pestle.
Step 7
Add salt, chilli flakes and canola oil.
Step 8
Serve fresh pesto with hot jalapeno popper.

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