Potato & Onion Fritters (Aloo Pyaz Pakoras)

AuthorYashodhara G.
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

For these aloo and pyaz pakoras, dry gram flour is used to coat and bind the potatoes and onions together - then fried to a golden brown. Great with chutney or ketchup.

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

 2 medium potatoesWith skin, cubed into ¼” pieces
 1 medium onionChopped
 2 fresh green chillies, or jalapeñosCut into ¼” round slices
 1 cup gram flour (basan), or as needed
 1 tsp salt, to taste
 ½ tsp garam masala
 1 tbsp whole coriander seeds (dhania)
 4 tbsp water, or more as needed
 oil for frying

1

In a bowl, combine all ingredients, except for the water.

2

Gently mix while adding as little water as possible, just until ingredients bind.

3

Heat oil in a frying pan or wok. When oil is ready, place a tbsp of the batter gently into the hot oil. Make sure pakoras are submerged under the oil. Cook on medium heat and flip until golden brown on all sides. (If making ahead, under-cook slightly and deep-fry again prior to serving.)

4

Remove with a skimmer and place on top of a paper towel covered dish to soak up extra oil .

Ingredients

 2 medium potatoesWith skin, cubed into ¼” pieces
 1 medium onionChopped
 2 fresh green chillies, or jalapeñosCut into ¼” round slices
 1 cup gram flour (basan), or as needed
 1 tsp salt, to taste
 ½ tsp garam masala
 1 tbsp whole coriander seeds (dhania)
 4 tbsp water, or more as needed
 oil for frying

Directions

1

In a bowl, combine all ingredients, except for the water.

2

Gently mix while adding as little water as possible, just until ingredients bind.

3

Heat oil in a frying pan or wok. When oil is ready, place a tbsp of the batter gently into the hot oil. Make sure pakoras are submerged under the oil. Cook on medium heat and flip until golden brown on all sides. (If making ahead, under-cook slightly and deep-fry again prior to serving.)

4

Remove with a skimmer and place on top of a paper towel covered dish to soak up extra oil .

Potato & Onion Fritters (Aloo Pyaz Pakoras)

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