Potato Fritters (Aloo Pakora)

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May. 07, 2013

Learn how to make Indian snack Aaloo ke Pakore (Pakoda) which is basically a potato fritter made by dipping potatoes in a batter made out of chickpeas and various Indian spices (like Carom seeds (Ajwain), salt, Red chilli pwd, Dried Mango Powder (amchur), Black Pepper Pwd (Kali Mirch) and Garam Masala and then frying them in the oil.

Ingredients

Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (As needed for deep frying)
Potatoes 2 Small , cut into thin slices
For the batter
Chickpea flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (Besan)
Water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (As needed to make a batter)
The spices for the batter
Salt To Taste (1 Tsp)
Garam masala 1/2 Teaspoon
Red chili powder 1/2 Teaspoon (Optional)
Carom seeds 1/4 Teaspoon (Ajwain seeds)
Dry mango powder 1 Pinch (Amchur)
Black pepper powder 1/4 Teaspoon (Kali Mirch)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. In a mixing bowl, add chick pea flour. To this add all the spices and mix to combine well.

2. Gradually add water and mix to form a lump-free batter. Set aside.

MAKING

3. In a pan, heat oil for frying.

4. Coat the potato slices with the batter, and fry them in the hot oil in small batches.

5. When the potato fritters turn golden brown in color, remove them on a paper towel to drain the excess oil.

SERVING

6. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or with any chutney of your choice like mint chutney or tamarind chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 208Calories from Fat 111

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 129 mg5.38%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet