Aazam Ahamd - BBC Fusion Celebrity Chef

Salmon and Asparagus Pakora

Salmon and asparagus pakora

Aazam says: “The flavours work beautifully and it is so simple to make. Here you have the best of both worlds, it can be made for a dinner party or just as a simple snack.”

Serves two


  • 8oz salmon fillet cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 8 spears of chopped asparagus
  • 1/2 sliced onion
  • 1 litre of vegetable oil for frying


  • 8oz gram flour (ground chick peas)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of chilli flakes
  • 7 fl oz cold sparkling water


Mix the dry ingredients including the spices in a bowl. Then add the salmon pieces, onion and asparagus. Stir to coat with the flour mixture, and then add the sparkling water, this will keep the batter perfectly light.

Heat the oil in a pan. Gently deep fry heaped tablespoons of the mixture for 2 – 3 minutes until golden brown. Remove and drain on a kitchen towel.

Serve with raita or mango chutney.

N.B. Remember to only half fill your frying utenstil to prevent any accidents when frying.


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