Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Aloo Pakoda/ Batata Bhaji/Potato fritters

Aloo Pakoda/ Batata Bhaji/Potato fritters

Aloo Pakoda/ batata Bhaji/ Potato fritters
Deep fried potato fritters coated with gram flour/besan batter. Delectable Tea time or Rainy day snack  ;)

Heres another mind blowing recipe from my mom :), Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these pakodas are very easy to make and even easier to eat. One of our favorite tea time snacks. Rainy days and pakodas are a perfect combination however I can eat pakodas anytime with a cup of Chai and of course it’s another addition to the street food recipes.
Considering it’s so simple I haven’t added the steps in the picture, but you can look at batata vada to get an idea.   
On its own pakodas are light snacks but you can add some pav/ Bread rolls and chutney for a heavier meal. (This picture comes all the way from Kolhapur :))

Chutney and Pav/ Green chutney and bread roll
Green chutney with Bread rolls

Serves: 2 to 3 ( depending on the size of potato)

2 medium sized potatoes peeled and sliced
Oil for frying
5 heaped tbsp. Gram flour/ Besan
½ tsp. turmeric powder/haldi
½ tsp. Chilly powder
1 tsp. salt or to taste
1 tsp. oil
1 tbsp. Corn flour
A pinch of Bicarbonate of Soda

Mix all the batter ingredients, and water little by little stirring constantly to make lump free batter ( that is neither too thick nor too thin )
Heat oil for deep frying, Test the oil if it’s ready
Dip the sliced potatoes in the batter, using a fork pick the batter coated potato tip excess batter on the side of the bowl and fry it in the oil until golden yellow and place on an absorbing paper or kitchen towel.
Repeat the same with the remaining slices, enjoy hot with your choice of chutney or ketchup.

Aloo Pakoda/ batata Bhaji/ Potato fritters

Sitting by the window eating aloo pakodas and sipping on  adrak vali chai, Happy Days!