I’ve been thinking about baking pakodas instead of deep frying for several months now. But I couldn’t dare enough to try it. Finally I made these by crossing my fingers, but am surprised to see that these taste almost the same as deep-fried pakodas. I would definitely say these make a perfect snack for fat-conscious people. Try making these and let me know if you liked it or not! And the good thing is that it took only 20 minutes for me to bake these pakodas. The quantity I have given is good for two servings.
Updated to add: I have to clarify one thing here. The red specks you see in the pakodas are not any tomatoes or red bell pepper! Those are just the regular green chilies turned into red color due to prolonged storage or some other reason. Sorry about the confusion friends! Thank you Divya for pointing out this.