Potato Fritters or Pakora or Bhaji

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Potato Fritters or Pakora or Bhaji


This recipe is very easy to prepare and taste amazing. This is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe and being prepared in many households as a side dish or snacks. Potatoes are available throughout the year and consumed every day in the form of pakora, bhaji, kapa etc. Baking soda can also be used while preparing this dish. This is most loved snack in Maharashtra and available on each and every hotel and roadside food stalls. It is popularly called as “batatyachi bhaji” or “pakora.”  

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 10 Min

Total Time : 20 Min


Serves : 4
  • 2 nos potato medium– peeled and sliced

  • 1 cups gram flour / besan

  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida

  • 2 cups oil for frying

  • 1/4 tsp salt - to taste

  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 2 1/4 cups water to make a thick batter and for potato slices.


  • Wash, peel and slice potatoes. In a large bowl take 2-3 cups water, add salt and transfer potato slices. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl, take gram flour, asafoetida, salt, red chili powder, coriander leaves, cumin seeds, and garam masala. Mix well.
  • Add water slowly at a time and make a thick batter.
  • Heat oil in a pan or wok.
  • Dip potato slices into the batter, coat properly from all the sides and fry on low- medium flame until golden and crisp.
  • Serve hot with dal rice or any dip or chutney as a snack.