These Pakoras are vegan, and from the looks of the ingredients list are soy and gluten-free. I say looks only because the box was not specifically labeled gluten-free. Pakoras are made with potatoes, onions, sweet potato, spinach, cilantro, chickpea flour, garlic and spices.
Pakoras are a popular Indian snack served at tea time. A serving of four of these TJ Pakoras is 150 calories which in my book makes for a nice snack. The Pakoras are lightly fried with 5g of fat per serving. There's zero trans fat.
I coupled my Pakoras snack with slices of avocado, and the Trader Joe's sweet chile sauce for a dip. The Pakoras come with a tamarind sauce, but I didn't like it at all. Plus, the Pakoras have a medium spicy heat to them, and so did the tamarind sauce which put together was too much heat for me. The sweet chile sauce mellows things out with cool sweetness.
Have you tried the Trader Joe's Pakoras? What did you think?