aloo pakora recipe, how to make aloo pakora recipe | batata bhajji recipe

aloo pakora recipe with step by step photos – potato fritters or batata bhajji as i call them has always been a favorite snack at home.

cooked soft melt in the mouth potato slices…. golden and crisp… with some coriander chutney & tamarind date chutney…. fantabulous…..

the aloo pakora is also a street food snack in mumbai. near my office, a lady vendor would make these pakoras and we would often visit her during the breaks just to have these hot hot pakoras sandwiched in pav (indian buns), drizzled with green chutney, sweet chutney and garlic red chili chutney.

pakoras are an awesome snack that you will feel really good having in the winters or monsoons. they warm up your tea time with family and friends.

these aloo pakoras that i made were not heavy. generally they are. i was wondering what is the difference. i realized that i fried the pakoras in rice bran oil and that made a big difference. they were very light. i made both potato and spring onion pakoras on this day and both of them were light.

usually i fry them in sunflower oil and i do feel a subtle heaviness after having them. but not this time. rice bran oil is a good alternative to other oils.

i made the aloo pakoras for evening snacks with tea. i am showing a step by step method as i personally now many people, especially folks who are new to cooking do not get the texture of the pakoras as well the consistency of the batter right. each potato slice has to be coated completely with the batter and the pakoras should puff up while frying. thats an ideal aloo pakora.

i hope this step by step method helps you to make yummy as well as pakoras the way they should be made… better than what the halwais make 🙂

if you are looking for more pakora recipes then do check onion pakora, palak pakora, gobi pakoras, methi pakoras, paneer pakora and bread pakora with potato stuffing.

aloo pakora quick video recipe (29 second video)

batata bhajji or aloo pakora recipe below:

4.8 from 5 votes
aloo pakora recipe
prep time
10 mins
cook time
30 mins
total time
40 mins

aloo pakora recipe - crisp golden batter coated fried potato slices.

course: brunch, Snack
cuisine: Indian
servings: 3
calories: 185 kcal
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 medium to large potato (aloo)
  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour
  • ½ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ¼ garam masala powder
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • ⅔ to ¾ cup water
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon chaat masala powder for sprinkling on the pakoras
  • 1 pinch baking soda, optional
  • salt as required
how to make recipe
  1. mix well all the dry ingredients with water.
  2. check the seasoning and add more if required.
  3. peel and slice the potatoes thinly in rounds.
  4. heat oil for frying in a kadai or pan.
  5. dip each potato slice in the batter and place it gently in hot oil.
  6. do these for some 5-6 potato slices each time.
  7. fry aloo pakoras till golden and crisp.
  8. drain the pakoras on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  9. finish off the remaining aloo pakoras this way in batches.
  10. serve aloo pakora hot sprinkled with some chaat masala powder.
  11. you can also serve aloo pakoras with chutney or tomato sauce accompanied with slices of bread or buns.
recipe notes
  • if you have gluten intolerance, then avoid adding asafeotida (hing) in the batter as the ground ones have traces of wheat.

this approximate nutrition info is per serving:

Nutrition Facts
aloo pakora recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 853mg 36%
Potassium 552mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 1.3%
Vitamin C 9.8%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 21.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

step by step batata bhajji or aloo pakora recipe:

1: add all the dry ingredients for the batter in a bowl.  the dry ingredients are – 1 cup gram flour/besan, 2 tbsp rice flour, ½ tsp carom seeds/ajwain, ¼ tsp red chili powder, ¼ garam masala powder, a pinch of asafoetida/hing, a pinch of baking soda (optional) and salt as required.

2: add ⅔ to ¾ cup water and make a medium consistency batter.

3: slice 1 medium sized potato with a knife and keep aside. avoid using mandolin slicer as the potato slices are too thin and the result is a pakora where the potatoes become crisp but not soft, when fried.

4: heat oil in a kadai. dip the slice in the batter and

5: add it to the oil. the oil should not be very hot or cool. before adding the pakoras, add a pinch of the batter in the oil. if it comes up too quickly the oil is very hot. it should come up steadily. if it does not come up or comes very slowly, the oil is not hot.

6: fry all the aloo pakoras this way till golden from both the sides. keep a bowl of water on the work surface, so that you can quickly rinse your batter coated fingers in the bowl and then dry them with a kitchen towel. this way your hands will be less messy while making the pakoras.

7: drain aloo pakoras on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.

8: serve aloo pakora hot with coriander chutney or sweet chutney or tomato sauce. i served the aloo pakoras with homemade white bread and pomegranate chutney. while serving pakoras sprinkle ½ to 1 tsp chaat masala powder. they will also go well with tea or filter coffee.

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