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Aloo Pakora Recipe | How to make Aloo Pakora at home

Potatoes are vegetables which are high source of Vitamins and minerals. Similar to Bananas 100 gm Potato provides 12% Potassium, 8% dietary fiber, 31% Vitamin C and 15% Vitamin B6. They are also called Aloo in Hindi language. Potatoes are 4th most consumed crop in the world and is a staple food for many households. They complement most dishes and hence are very popular. They are prepared and served in many different ways such as - Boiled Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Potatoes, French Fries and Aloo Pakoras. In this article we will talk about Aloo Pakora recipe is a simple recipe to prepare at home over weekend. It is a very popular snack in Indian Sub-continent. Aloo Pakora recipe is a simple recipe that you can easily prepare at home as tea time snack or for parties.
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Potato is a vegetable which is a high source of Vitamins and minerals. Similar to Bananas 100 gm Potato provides 12% Potassium, 8% dietary fiber, 31% Vitamin C and 15% Vitamin B6. They are also called Aloo in Hindi language. Potatoes are 4th most consumed crop in the world and is a staple food for many households. They complement most dishes and hence are very popular. They are prepared and served in many different ways such as – Boiled Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Potatoes, French Fries, Aloo Paratha, Jeera Aloo and Aloo Pakoras. In this article we will talk about Aloo Pakora recipe which is a simple recipe to prepare at home over weekend. It is a very popular snack in Indian Sub-continent. Aloo Pakora recipe is a simple recipe that you can easily prepare at home as tea time snack or for parties.

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Refer recipe card and detailed steps to follow our Aloo Pakora recipe. Make these crispy Aloo Pakoras at home and enjoy this monsoon season.

Making Aloo Pakora at home

In this section we will go through detailed steps with pictures of different milestones so you can validate your progress as you our follow Aloo Pakoda recipe.

Prerequisite to make Aloo Pakoras

Finely chop green chillies and coriander leaves. These will be later added in the Aloo Pakora batter. Thinly slice Aloo into circular shapes. Ensure not to cut thick pieces else you may not experience the perfect blend of Aloo and spices taste while you eat Aloo Pakora.

Sliced potatoes to make Aloo Pakora
Sliced potatoes to make Aloo Pakora

Prepare Aloo Pakora Batter

Now before you start preparing batter, take approx 2 cups of Vegetable oil in a deep frying pan and put it on gas. Switch the flame to high to heat up oil. This will ensure that by the time you prepare batter, oil is ready for frying Aloo Pakoras.

Now it is time to prepare the batter. Take Gram Flour, Rice flour, Asafoetida, Red chillies powder, green chillies, Garam Masala, Turmeric, Salt, coriander leaves and Carom Seed in a bowl and add 1/2 cup water to it.

Ingredients to make Pakora Aloo Batter
Ingredients to make Pakora Aloo Batter

Now mix all Ingredients properly so that there are no lump formations else it spoil the experience. Once you have mixed all ingredients your batter is ready.

Add some water and mix all ingredients to make Aloo Pakora batter
Add some water and mix all ingredients to make Aloo Pakora batter

Tips & Tricks – Once cooked, how good your Aloo Pakora will taste depends on the ratio of spices and their quality so choose your spices wisely.

Deep Frying Aloo Pakora

By now the oil in frying pan should be hot enough to make Aloo Pakora. Check this by taking 1/2 tsp of batter and drop it in the frying pan. If it makes intense fizzing sound and the batter drop immediately floats in oil then it means oil is ready for frying.

Tips & Tricks – Remember, listen to sounds during cooking to understand your food better, just like we added a pinch of batter to check if oil is ready for frying.

Now take Aloo slices and mix it well with batter such that batter wraps each Aloo piece properly and drop it in hot oil.


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Caution – Be cautious of the hot oil spatter as they may cause burn. This may happen if you accidentally drop water droplets in the hot oil, so be careful.

While you fry Aloo Pakora, roll them over repeatedly so they get fried evenly on both sides. Fry Aloo Pakora until they turn golden brown in colour. Once they get the required colour you can take them out using slotted turner or slotted spoon.

Frying Aloo Pakora in a pan
Frying Aloo Pakora in a pan

Before taking them out, take a kitchen towel or tissue papers and place them on a plate. This will absorb access oil from Pakoras.

Your Aloo Pakoras are now ready to be served. But before serving, we recommend you to sprinkle some Chat Masala and herbs such as Parsley and Oregano on top of Aloo Pakoras for enhanced flavour.

Once fried take Aloo Pakoras out and serve hot and spicy Aloo Pakora with coriander chutney  and tomato sauce
Once fried take Aloo Pakoras out and serve hot and spicy Aloo Pakora with coriander chutney and tomato sauce

Chef Recommendation for Aloo Pakora

  • In case you do not have Rice flour, you can skip it and the Aloo Pakoras will still be delicious.
  • If you want to make it more Spicy, add some Chat Masala on top of Aloo and keep it for sometime.

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Aloo Pakora Recipe

Potatoes are vegetables which are high source of Vitamins and minerals. Similar to Bananas 100 gm Potato provides 12% Potassium, 8% dietary fiber, 31% Vitamin C and 15% Vitamin B6. They are also called Aloo in Hindi language. Potatoes are 4th most consumed crop in the world and is a staple food for many households. They complement most dishes and hence are very popular. They are prepared and served in many different ways such as – Boiled Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Potatoes, French Fries and Aloo Pakoras. In this article we will talk about Aloo Pakora recipe is a simple recipe to prepare at home over weekend. It is a very popular snack in Indian Sub-continent. Aloo Pakora recipe is a simple recipe that you can easily prepare at home as tea time snack or for parties.
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Course: Food Recipes, Snack, Snacks & Sides
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 212kcal
Author: Team Felicity

Ingredients

Main Ingredients for Aloo Pakora

  • 150 g Potato Aloo

Main Ingredients for Aloo Pakora Batter

  • 1/3 cup Gram flour Besan
  • 1 tbsp Rice flour Chawal Aata
  • 5 g Green Chillies Hari Mirch
  • 1/4 tsp Carom Seeds Ajwain
  • 1/8 tsp Red chillies powder Lal Mirch
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Haldi
  • Pinch of Asafoetida Hing
  • 1/4 tsp Salt As per taste
  • Few Coriander leaves

Optional Ingredients for Aloo Pakora

  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala

Frying

  • Vegetable Oil for deep frying for deep frying

Garnishing

  • 1/4 tsp Chat Masala for added flavour and garnishing
  • 1/8 tsp dried Parsley for added flavour and garnishing
  • 1/8 tsp dried Oregano for added flavour and garnishing

Instructions

Preparation Steps to make Aloo Pakora

  • Finely chop Green chillies and Coriander leaves.
    5 g Green Chillies, Few Coriander leaves
  • Thinly Chop Potato into circular shapes.
    150 g Potato
  • Take approx 2 cup Vegetable oil in a deep frying pan and put it on gas and switch it to high flame. This you can do so that oil is heated till the time you prepare the batter.
    Vegetable Oil for deep frying

How to make Aloo Pakora Batter

  • Now to prepare the batter, take Gram Flour, Rice flour, Asafoetida, Red chilies powder, green chilies, coriander leaves, Turmeric, Garam Masala. Salt and Carom Seed in a bowl and add 1/2 cup water to it.
    1/3 cup Gram flour, 1 tbsp Rice flour, 5 g Green Chillies, 1/4 tsp Carom Seeds, 1/8 tsp Red chillies powder, 1/4 tsp Turmeric, Pinch of Asafoetida, 1/4 tsp Salt, Few Coriander leaves, 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
  • Now mix all Ingredients properly so that there are no lump formations else it will spoil the experience. Your batter is now ready.

How to make Aloo Pakora

  • By now the oil in frying pan should be hot enough to make Aloo Pakora. To check this take 1/2 tsp batter and drop it in the frying pan. If it makes intense fizzing sound and the batter drop immediately floats in oil then it means oil is ready for frying.
  • Take Aloo slices and mix it well with batter such that batter wraps each Aloo slice piece properly and drop it in hot oil. Be cautious of the hot oil spatter as they may cause burn. This may happen if you accidentally drop water droplets in the hot oil, so be careful.
  • While you fry, roll over Aloo Pakoras so they get fried evenly on both sides. Fry Aloo Pakora until they turn golden brown. Once they get the required colour you can take them out using slotted turner or slotted spoon.
  • Your Aloo Pakoras are now ready to be served. Before serving, sprinkle some Chat Masala and some herbs such as Parsley and Oregano on top of Aloo Pakoras.
    1/4 tsp Chat Masala, 1/8 tsp dried Parsley, 1/8 tsp dried Oregano

Notes

Some considerations while cooking and serving –
  • In case you do not have Rice flour, you can skip it and the Aloo Pakoras will still be delicious.
  • Do not fry Pakoras on low flame as in such case they will soak more oil and not cook properly.
You can complement Aloo Pakoras with Rice Kheer and serve with Aamras.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 212kcal (11%) | Carbohydrates: 30g (10%) | Protein: 6g (12%) | Fat: 8g (12%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 310mg (13%) | Fiber: 4g (17%) | Sugar: 3g (3%)
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