aloo pakora recipe | aloo bajji recipe

crispy aloo pakora recipe

aloo pakora recipe | aloo bajji recipe | potato fritters recipe

When it comes to pakoras, or fritters as they call it in English, aloo pakora (आलू पकोड़ा) are my second favorite, mirchi bajji holding the first place. Also known as aloo bajji, potato fritters, and batata bhaji, these little golden delights are light, slightly puffed up, and melt-in-mouth. These Indian potato fritters go well with masala chai. Making the perfect aloo pakora is not everyone’s strong suit. Nevertheless, you can master the recipe by following a couple of simple tips. This is a vegan potato fritters recipe.

tips to make the best aloo pakora

I have had some of the best aloo pakora in Nasik. I noticed that the potato slice was really thin; so thin, you could almost see through the raw potato slices. They are translucent. Use a potato chips slicer instead of a knife to get very thin potato slices. Secondly, the batter is very basic and simple. There are no fancy seasonings added to the potato fritters batter. The batter is thin. It barely clings onto the potato slices. Thin potato slices cook faster, without causing the batter to get too browned. That’s how you get golden aloo pakora.

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Let’s see how to make potato pakora or aloo bajji.

how to make aloo pakora recipe

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Aloo Pakora Recipe | Aloo Bajji Recipe
 
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Indian potato fritters or aloo pakora are a popular snack in India consisting of batter-fried potato slices served with fried green chilies and sometimes, pav.
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 60 pakoras
Ingredients
For Preparing the Potatoes
  • Potatoes – 2, medium
  • Water – 1 & ½ cups
  • Salt – 1 tbsp
For the Pakora Batter
  • Chickpea flour/Besan – 1 cup
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Baking soda – a pinch
  • Carom Seeds/Ajwain – ½ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
Other Ingredients
  • Oil – for deep-frying
  • Fried green chilies – to serve with aloo pakora
Instructions
  1. Scrub and rinse the potatoes to get rid of the dirt. Slice the potatoes using a wafer /chips slicer. The slices should be very thin.
  2. Take 1 & ½ cups of water in a bowl and add 1 tbsp of salt to it. Mix well.
  3. Toss the potato slices into the salted water and let them sit for an hour.
  4. After an hour, drain the potato slices well.
  5. Keep a skillet with sufficient oil on the stove to heat. To prepare the pakora batter, combine chickpea flour/besan, salt, baking soda, and carom seeds/ajwain in a bowl. Give it a mix.
  6. Incorporate water into the flour and keep whisking as you go. Then add 1 tbsp of oil to the batter.
  7. Whisk it well once again to get a smooth, lump-free batter.
  8. When the oil is hot, dip the potato slices one by one into the pakora batter. Coat them well on both sides. Pick the slice up and let the excess batter drip.
  9. Carefully drop the batter-coated potato slices into the hot oil.
  10. When the underside of the aloo pakora has set, flip them. Fry the aloo pakora on medium heat flipping them often to get an even color.
  11. When the aloo pakoras look crisp and golden, drain them and remove them onto a plate lined with paper towel.Fry the remaining aloo pakora in batches the same way.
  12. Serve the aloo pakora hot with fried and salted green chilies. Enjoy!

aloo pakora recipe with step by step pictures below


Step 1

To make aloo pakora recipe, you will need 2 medium sized potatoes to yield about 60 slices, 1 & ½ cups of water, and 1 tbsp of salt.

aloo pakora recipe ingredients


Step 2

Scrub and rinse the potatoes to get rid of the dirt. Slice the potatoes using a wafer /chips slicer. The slices should be very thin.

potatoes sliced very thinly for making pakoras


Step 3

Combine water and salt in a bowl and mix well.

salted water for soaking the potato slices in


Step 4

Toss the potato slices into the salted water and let them sit for an hour.

potato slices soaking in salted water for an hour


Step 5

After an hour, drain the potato slices well.

potato slices drained thoroughly


Step 6

Keep a skillet with sufficient oil on the stove to heat. In the meanwhile, gather the rest of ingredients for the aloo pakora recipe.

ingredients for potato fritters batter


Step 7

For the pakora batter, combine 1 cup chickpea flour/besan, salt to taste, a pinch of baking soda, and ½ tsp carom seeds/ajwain in a bowl. Give it a mix.

besan mixed with baking soda, ajwain, and salt


Step 8

Incorporate ½ cup water into the flour and keep whisking as you go. Then add 1 tbsp of oil to the batter.

adding water to the besan to make pakora batter


Step 9

Whisk it well once again to get a smooth, lump-free batter.

lump free potato fritters batter is ready


Step 10

When the oil is hot, dip the potato slices one by one into the pakora batter. Coat them well on both sides. Pick the slice up and let the excess batter drip.

potato slices being dipped in the fritters batter


Step 11

Carefully drop the batter-coated potato slices into the hot oil.

aloo pakora being fried in hot oil


Step 12

When the underside of the aloo pakora has set, flip them. Fry the aloo pakora on medium heat flipping them often to get an even color.

aloo bajji being fried in hot oil


Step 13

When the aloo pakoras look crisp and golden, drain them and remove them onto a plate lined with paper towel. Fry the remaining aloo pakora in batches the same way. Aloo pakora recipe is ready.

potato pakora are ready


Step 14

Serve the hot and crispy aloo pakora with salted fried green chilies and some tea on the side. Enjoy!

batata bhaji served with fried mirchi and chai

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Vidya Narayan
    June 28, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Nicely done, Monica!

    • Reply
      Monica
      June 28, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks, Vidya.

  • Reply
    Sandhya Gulati
    June 28, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    my fav aloo pakoras.. these look simple n nice ..i liked the video..very well made..

    • Reply
      Monica
      June 29, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Thank you 🙂

  • Reply
    Sandya Patil
    August 10, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    bhaji kurkurit diste..mazhi avadti batatyahi bhaji….. yummy..

    • Reply
      Monica
      August 11, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply
    Swati Chawla
    August 14, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    simple n no-fuss recipe..nice..i love that starbucks mug you got there.. 🙂

    • Reply
      Monica
      August 15, 2017 at 7:50 am

      Well thank you for noticing. 🙂 And yes, it’s a very simple yet yummy pakora recipe. When you got little time, such recipes come handy, don’t they? 🙂

  • Reply
    shruti
    October 7, 2017 at 5:01 am

    it tasts awesome with pav

  • Reply
    yasmin pandit
    November 25, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    this is very delicious, healthy and light recipe…. i made it just befor 10 minutes and it has turned out awesome. thanku!

    • Reply
      Monica
      December 2, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      I am so happy you are enjoying the aloo pakoras..Thank you for trying the recipe and sharing your feedback 🙂

  • Reply
    ragini
    October 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    this is most simple aloo pakora rcp i hv ever seen. made it in evning with chai n they wre so crisp. thnks .

    • Reply
      Monica
      October 22, 2018 at 5:56 am

      Thanks Ragini for trying the recipe and haring your experience. I am glad you enjoyed the aloo pakoras. 🙂

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