Jun 23, 2008

Recipe - Aloo pakora chaat (Bangaladumpa bajji)

(Potato fritter dipped in chickpea flour)


Potato fritter/Aloo ke pakode reminds me of my childhood days. When I was young, I couldn't handle the mirchi bajji hotness, and my mom prepared these for me and all of them use to eat mirchi bajji. The base of this recipe allows you to make different kinds of fritters with Mirchi, Onion, Green pepper, Raw Plantain, Eggplant, Cauliflower, Fresh leaf spinach and so on...


  • Besan (gram flour/chickpea flour) - 1 cup
  • Potato - 2 medium size (sliced thin)
  • Chopped Onion - 1 cup thinly chopped
  • Chopped Tomato - 1/4 cup
  • Cilantro - 1 tablespoon
  • Green chillies - 1 finely chopped (optional)
  • Red chilly powder - 1/2 teaspoon (according to spice level)
  • Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
  • Chaat masala - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste - 1/2 teaspoon


Preparing the batter to dip potato slices:
  • Besan (gram flour) - 1 cup
  • Red chilly power - 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Salt according to taste - approximately - 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Water little less than 1/2 cup approximately.
  • Mix them in a wide bowl, vegetables are easy to dip.
  • Prepare medium thick batter consistency slowly adding water to it.


Take 3 cups of oil in a deep bottomed skillet. Heat the oil on medium-high. Dip the potato slice one at a time in the batter so that potato slices are well coated with the batter.

Gently drop them in the skillet and deep fry until golden.

Remove them on to a paper towel covered plate to soak the excess oil and let it cool a minute or two.

Take the chopped onions, tomatoes, cilantro, green chillies (optional) to the cut bite size pakoras and mix all of them in a bowl.

After mixing all of the above in the bowl, garnish the pakora chaat with lemon juice, red chilli powder (according to spice level), 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala. and a little salt to taste. ENJOY!....
Preparation time 20 minutes

# Servings - 2 - 4


Cham said...

wow, that looks so delicious. If i would have been in your place, i could have finished the aloo bajji plate first.. Lovely snack idea

Suma Rajesh said...

thats looks delicious buddy...potaot bahjji out of chat...amazing idea

Rajitha said...

never had alu bajji this way..looks delicious...

Uma said...

yeah, as cham said, I would have finished the plate of aloo bajji first! he he! lovely idea for a chat with them priya! nice instructions too.

Aparna said...

Never knew you could make chaat with pakoras. Great recipe.
Thanks for dropping by my blog and yes, we do share the same template.

Devi Priya said...

Thank you for the wonderful comments.

RamyaBala said...

Yup really a gr8 idea to turn bhajji into chat...lovely!!!

Swati Raman Garg said...

perfect... any chat is a delight... wonderful idea priya..

notyet100 said...

tasty snack,..congrats fr the award,,..

Shri said...

Perfect snack to refresh my husband when he comes tired from work!!Nice idea.

Sugarcraft India said...

Hi Priya

Making a chat out of pakodas sounds lovely..I made made pakoda's just yesterday and I wish I had seen your site earlier ...

Bharathy said...

First time here and I absolutely love your place..
Potato bhajji is something my daughter would vouch for, any time of the day..they look perfect and yummy :)..love the way you had mixed up the chunks too ; innovative..:)

Divya Vikram said...

love potato bajjis..love ur twist to them

Andhra Flavors said...

naaku okasare maa vurilo vunde bajji mixer gurtochindi.
I love a lot that bajji mixer.
haa naaku eppude india velli povalani vundi.
miku telusa bajji mixer ante?
abbaa naa daggara maramaralu levu leka pote ippude chesedaanni.
anavasaram gaa mi blog open chesenu
naaku ippudu maa vuri mida benga start ayyipoyindi. :((

Asha said...

WOW! I make bondas but making chaat is really a great idea DP! Wonderful recipe, thank you so much!:))

Priya said...

Thaz so yummy yummy. Thank u for visiting my blog girl.

Sunshinemom said...

How did those bajjis stay till then? Lovely chaat - looks original

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