December 30, 2014

Aloo pakoda recipe - How to make potato pakoda

pakoda in a serving plate
Aloo pakoda recipe - Potato pakoda with dosa batter and gram flour is another delicious dish that I make often whenever I have dosa or idli batter in stock in my fridge. The potato pakoda is usually prepared with besan or gram flour. But, this pakoda has a twist with dosa batter and it is more on the softer side rather than crispy as I had used fermented batter. Adding besan is totally optional, but it provides good binding and frying becomes very easy and pakoda doesn't stick in the bottom.

Aloo Pakoda

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Serves 2

  • 2 large sized potatoes
  • 1/2 cup dosa batter
  • 1/2 cup gram flour / besan/ kadle hittu
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • A pinch of carom seeds
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Oil for deep frying


1.  In a large bowl, put the besan, ajwain, chilli powder and salt. Mix till all the ingredients combine well. 
besan, chilli powder, ajwain added

2.  Add the dosa batter, garlic paste and salt. Mix well to combine and make a thick batter.
dosa batter, salt and garlic paste added

3.  Wash and peel the potatoes and cut them into thick and round slices. Dip these potato slices into batter and make sure to coat the batter evenly from all sides.
potato dipped in batter

4.  Then,  heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry the potatoes till golden brown from all sides. Serve hot.
deep fried for batata pakoda


  1. Bajji looks very inviting...........never tried with dosa batter.surely try this.


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