PAKISTANI PAKORA (POTATO FRITTERS)

AuthorAwan
RatingDifficultyIntermediate
Pakistani-Pakora
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 small ~90g onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 small potato (~100g depending on potato type) (cut twice in half lengthwise and sliced)
  • green chilli (if large and spicy, only need 1), chopped
  • green coriander handful of leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin (zeera)
  • 1 tsp crushed red chili
  • 1/2 tbsp (heaped) whole coriander seeds roughly crushed
  • 1/2 tsp khatai powder (amchur)
  • less than 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp corn flour (cornstarch)
  • 1 1/8 or 1 1/4 tsp salt (I prefer 1 1/8 tsp)
  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • oil (as needed for deep frying)

Method

  1. Pour the oil in your deep fryer/wok and heat on low flame.

  2. Chop the onion, potato, green chili and green coriander and combine in a mixing bowl.

  3. Add the cumin, crushed red chili, coriander seeds, khatai powder, baking soda, corn flour, salt and gram flour.  Mix together.

  4. Slowly add in the water and mix.

  5. Increase heat to medium flame.

  6. Use a tablespoon to put tablespoonfuls of batter into the oil.

  7. Fry until golden brown and crispy, turning as needed to cook evenly.

  8. Drain on paper towels before serving.

Ingredients

Directions

PAKISTANI PAKORA (POTATO FRITTERS)