Potato Pakoras for Vrat

 Potato Pakoras for Vrat

Most of us love pakoras! Now you can enjoy potato pakoras on a fasting day too!!

This recipe came to me in the time of need. I had invited my friend over for a tea along with her parents. Just half an hour before they arrived, I came to know that my friends mom was fasting that day and won't be able to eat the dishes I had prepared for them. I could offer her fruits but that did not feel enough. It was too late to soak Sabudana for khichadi or thalipeeth. 

Suddenly I remembered that my Mami-in-law had prepared Potato pakoras for vrat  just  2 days after our wedding as it was Ashadhi Ekadashi. I was a new bride so I was not allowed in the kitchen. So did not actually watch her making the pakora but had definitely enjoyed them a lot at that time. I thought of recreating the same. To tell the truth, I did not know which flour Mami had used. Rajgira or Singada? I was trying to recreate this recipe almost 18 years after eating it. I had Rajgira flour at home so used that to prepare the batter and the pakoras were a big hit!

Sharing the same recipe with you all. Hope you all will try it and like it.

Do leave a comment if you liked it.

For Pakoras-

Potatoes- 3 or 4 medium sized

Rajgira flour- 1 cup

Red chili powder- 2 teaspoon

Cumin powder- 1 teaspoon

Coriander leaves- 1/2 cup chopped finely

Salt to taste

  • In a bowl, take rajgira flour and make a thick paste using water. Add little water at a time and make sure no lumps are formed. Keep it aside.
  • In a wok or kadhai, start heating oil on medium flame for frying.
  • While the oil is heating up, wash, peel and slice the potatoes and soak them in water.
  • Now take the Rajgira flour batter and add salt, red chili powder, cumin powder and chopped coriander leaves to it and mix it well. 
  • Now the oil must be  hot enough.  Add spoonful of this hot oil to the rajgira paste and mix well.
  • Now drain the potato slices few at a time and then dip these slices in rajgira paste one by one and fry it in hot oil till they are nice golden color and crisp.
  • Remove and drain them on a paper towel.
  • Serve is with chutney.

Please watch our video on YouTube channel to learn how to make these pakoras.

For video in English-

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