I am very excited about starting a new video series on my channel – “Live to Eat” where I will be sharing with you guys some easy and delicious Indian recipes. My recipes are going to be as simple as they can be without compromising on taste so that you enjoy cooking. Today, I am going to start with one of the most popular Indian snack – The Aloo Pakora that can be best enjoyed with a cup of warm tea. Since monsoons are already here, let’s enjoy the rains with this simple and delicious snack.
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Making aloo pakoras involve 3 major steps:
- Preparing batter
- Slicing potatoes and
- Deep frying.
The ingredients required to prepare the batter are :
- Besan also called as gram flour
- Garam masala
- Haldi or turmeric powder
- Jeera or Cumin seeds
- Jeera powder also called cumin powder
- A bowl to mix it all and
- A green chili.
- Cut the chili into fine shreds and put them in the mixing bowl.
- Now put 6 large spoons of gram flour in the bowl and add 1/2 a spoon of garam masala, Cumin seeds, a pinch of turmeric powder and a pinch of cumin powder and salt and mix well all the dry ingredients with water. Make sure you add water gradually and not pour the entire glass into it. Doing that would spoil the consistency of the barter . Make sure the batter is neither too thin nor very thick. Cover the bowl with a lid and keep it aside for around 15 minutes.
- Now moving on to the second part, Take 4-5 potatoes, wash them properly and peel off the skin. Wash it one more time to get rid of any mud. Now all you need to do it slice the potatoes in round shape with whichever method you are convenient with. Just be safe. Remember the slices should not be very thin or too thick.
- Now that we are done with this part. Let’s jump into the final step.
- Take a deep frying pan and add cooking oil to it, fill it no more than half full to avoid spillovers while frying and allow the oil to heat.
- To check whether the oil is ready for frying here is a little trick I follow. Gently dip a tiny drop of the batter into the oil. If it rises up then u know the oil is ready and once it ready lower the gas flame.
- Now all you need to do is, dip each potato slice one by one in the batter making sure the slice is coated completely with the batter and place it gently in hot oil. Plz Maintain some distance from the oil and use a long tong for frying.
- Once the slices enter the hot oil, continue frying the pakoras on low flame for around 5-6 minutes, or until the pakoras are crisp and golden-brown.
- Drain the pakoras on paper towels to get rid of excess oil associated with deep-frying and serve it with green chutney and a cup of warm tea.
People who are new to cooking do not easily get the consistency of the batter and the texture of the pakoras right. Remember, each potato slice has to be coated completely with the batter and the pakoras should puff up while frying.
Aloo Pakora Recipe How to make Aloo Pakoras
Try out the recipie and let me know how it turned out. Let me know in the comments section if you have any specific recipe requests and I will catch you guys soon in my next post. Much Love 🙂