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Potato Pakoda

   Indian,Vegetarian   November 7, 2015  No Comments

Potato Pakoda

Pakoda is one of my favorite street foods from India. First time I had pakoda was when I was in Bangalore where I was served some onion pakoda with tea. I do not like to eat onions due to the bad breath it gives but for the first time I didn’t mind having the evil smelling veg as the taste was simply awesome. Or is it ‘cos of tea that I found onions tasty????? everything taste good with tea for me so can’t really tell. Nevertheless, I totally loved the crunchy flavors pakoda gave and the best part was that it went very well with masala chai.

Potato Pakoda

Over the years, I have tried my hands on making different kind of pakodas and potatoes are one of my all time favs. You can even make potato pakoda into a whole meal by adding different ingredients to make it a complete and a heavy food or you can keep it simple and plain to eat it as a snack. I simply love the crispy exterior and chewy interior. If you have some friends coming over for tea on short notice, potato pakoda is a good option to make. I had some sweet potato left at home so I included that as well to get a hint of sweetness in the pakoda. If you do not like sweet potato, you can use just potatoes. So Let’s give it a try.


What we need-

Potato large-1

Sweet potato- 1 small or half of a large.

Gram flour/basin- 4 tbsp

Corn starch- 2 tbsp

Green chilies- 2-3 finely sliced

Coriander -3 tbsp chopped

Onion – 1 medium chopped

Cumin-1 tsp

Chili powder/chili flakes- 1 tbsp or to taste

Sesame seeds- 1 tbsp

Turmeric – ½ tsp

Salt to taste

Oil to fry.


How we do it-

1. Boil the potato and sweet potato. Let it cool and mash it.

Boiled Potatoes

2. Now put all ingredients together into a bowl and combine well into a dough.

Ingredients for Potato Pokoda


Mash Potatoes

3. Heat oil. Break small pieces from the potato dough and carefully drop into the oil.

Drop into oil

4. Fry till the potatoes are golden brown.

5. Remove and drain the excess oil. Serve with tomato ketchup.

Potato Pakoda

Potato Pakoda


Please note that all the above ingredients are to suit my taste so if you want to add or omit any ingredient please feel free to do so. This pakoda was so tasty at the same time had the right amount of moisture in them. Sesame gives a slight nutty taste which adds onto the overall flavor. All in all, this is such a versatile recipe to suit everyones taste buds.Do try it and let us know how it went. Till we meet again on another page keep your whisker-y sensors up for foodie adventures.



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