Aloo Pakora
Aloo Pakora
5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 6
These aloo pakoras are made with thin potato slices coated in a spiced gram flour based batter then fried until golden brown. One of India's most well-known appetisers is the pakora.

Nutrition: per serving



  • 500 g Potatoes
  • 100 g Gram Flour
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Crushed Chillies
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Dried Fenugreek Leaves
  • Coriander
  • 100 ml Water


  • Wash the potatoes thoroughly and cut into slices that are approximately 1cm thick (see note 1)
  • In a separate bowl add the gram flour, turmeric powder, salt, crushed chillies, cumin powder, chilli powder and dried fenugreek then mix together
  • Add coriander and water in small increments, then mix until a thick batter forms (see note 2)
  • Add the sliced potatoes into the mixture and together (see note 3)
  • Heat a pan with oil for deep frying until medium-hot ensuring that the oil is not too hot (see note 3)
  • Allow any excess batter to drip off the potato then gently add the pakora into the pan and allow them to cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes until golden brown before flipping and allowing to cook for another 3-4 minutes until golden brown on the other side (see note 5)
  • Serve immediately with a side of yoghurt chutney and enjoy!

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