Today’s recipe is ‘Ratalu Pakora’. Ratalu pakora or kand pakora are fritters made from purple yam. You can serve it as a starter or tea-time snack. These fritters can be enjoyed with any chutney/ketchup. I love preparing pakora, as it is my favourite snack after samosa, so I keep trying it with various vegetable options.
For this recipe, you will need- ratalu/kand/purple yam, gram flour, baking soda, ajwain/carom seeds, green chillies, garlic powder and few spices. It is totally up to you, how thick you want to cut ratalu slices for pakora. If you haven’t tried ratalu yet, this is a delicious way to try it.
For more pakora recipes, you can also try following recipes – Aloo Pakora | Crispy Potato Fritters, Mayonnaise Bread Pakora (Quick tea-time snack), Gobhi Pakora / Cauliflower Fritters Recipe, Gobi Pakora (Cabbage Fritter/Patta gobi pakora), Bhutte Ke Pakore | Corn Fritters | Bhutte ke pakore recipe, Pyaz ki Bhajiya | Pyaz ki Pakori | Onion Fritters, Paneer Macaroni Pakodi (Cottage cheese pasta pakori), Aam ke Gulgulay (Mango Fritters-Summer Snack)
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Duration: 20 mins
Ingredients for Ratalu Pakora
|Ratalu/Purple Yam||1 (big)|
|Gram flour/ besan||1 cup|
|Green chilli (chopped)||1-2 or as per taste|
|Red chilli powder||1/2 tsp or as per taste|
|Garam Masala/all spice powder||1/2 tsp or as per taste|
|Garlic powder / crushed garlic||1/2 tsp|
|Carom seeds/ajwain||1 tsp|
|Black salt||1/2 tsp|
|Salt||as per taste|
|Baking soda||1/4 tsp|
|Oil||for deep frying|
Method for Ratalu Pakora
- Wash and peel ratalu/yam.
- Cut them into slices. Keep slices in water, to avoid discolouration.
- In a mixing bowl, take gram flour, red chilli powder, salt, black salt, carom seeds, green chillies, garam masala, garlic powder/crushed garlic and baking soda.
- Add water and prepare a coating consistency batter.
- Heat oil in a deep vessel.
- Dip and coat each slice with batter.
- On a medium flame, deep-fry pakora till done.
- Remove on an absorbent paper.
- Fry all the pakoras in small batches.
- Serve hot with ketchup/chutney.