Jun 23, 2008

Recipe - Aloo pakora chaat (Bangaladumpa bajji)

(Potato fritter dipped in chickpea flour)

Summary

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...

Ingredients

  • 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

Process

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.

Deep-frying:


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

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Disclaimer

Some of the recipes presented here are originally inspired by others. Credit is given to the original postings. I have listed recipes here for my own reference as well as pictures are my addition to the whole cooking experience. Enjoy.