Aloo Pakora | Potato Gram Flour Fritters

Aloo Pakora is another popular Indian snack. It is a quick snack made with sliced potatoes dipped in gram flour batter and then deep fried. It is a perfect snack for tea time and especially on a rainy day. Enjoy them with Green Chutney or Tamarind Chutney.

Also try: Bread Pakora, Aloo Chaat or Bread Rolls.

Course: Snacks

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 30 mins

Servings: 2


  1. Potato – 1 large or 2 medium (cut into round thin slices)
  2. Besan (Gram Flour) – 1 cup
  3. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  4. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  5. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Water – 1/2 cup
  8. Oil – for deep-frying the pakoras
  9. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to Aloo Pakoras:

  1. Take a bowl. Add besan, cumin powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix
  2. Add 1/4 cup water and start mixing with a spoon or a whisk. No lumps should be there. Add 1/8 cup more water or as required. Mix well. Batter should be of medium consistency
  3. Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai or a pan
  4. Take a slice of potato and dip it in the batter. Cover it properly with the batter and then drop it in the oil. Oil should be hot when you drop it
  5. Fry pakoras from both the sides till golden
  6. Drain it on a kitchen paper towel. Similarly do the rest
  7. Your Aloo Pakoras are ready
  8. Serve hot with Green Chutney, Imli Chutney or ketchup along with tea or coffee.




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