Aloo Pakoda | Potato Fritters Recipe
Gong Xi Fa Cai to all celebrating Chinese New Year, may year of Dragon be more fruitful n joyful.
Coming back to today’s recipes whether we call it Aloo Pakoda/pakora or Bhajiya as at in-law’s call it or south Indian style bhajji, it’s the same thing, now a days we have rain God blessing in Singapore and aloo bhajiya is perfect company along with garama garm Chai aka Tea to enjoy the rain. Normally potato fritters is made by cutting the potatoes in thin roundels and dipping in gram flour batter which I have blogged in my Assorted Pakoras Post.
This style of making pakoras is my mom recipe, and this more tasty than the usual aloo bhajiya, she doesn’t add curry leaves but I do as curry leaves adds good flavour to the pakoras and I also add rice flour to bring little crunchiness ….so do try adding both.
Ingredients [Serves 3-4]
Potato – 2 Large
Besan/Chickpeas Flour – 1 Cup
Rice Flour – 2
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig [chopped]
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Cooking Soda – 1/4 tsp
Salt – to taste
Water – as needed (around 1/8 cup)
Hot Oil – 2 tbsp
Oil – To deep fry
1. Peel, wash and dice potatoes, transfer in a large bowl and add rest of ingredients except oil.
2. Give a good stir, now add water 1 tbsp at a time and mix until everything comes together, this doesn’t require so much of water so keep adding water only in less quantity.
3. Heat oil a in wok, take 2 tbsp of hot oil & mix with potato mixture. Scoop a spoon of batter and drop in oil, do this 4-5 times to get 4-5 pakoras and fry until golden brown in medium heat.
If using hand, scoop around 4-5 pieces of potato for one pakora and deep fry.
Delicious pakoda/bhaji is ready.
Have it with coconut chutney, sauce or just with hot tea/coffee.
Have a nice day ~~