Ratalu Pakora | Kand Pakore | How to make ratalu pakore

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.

Ratalu Pakora

Ratalu Pakora

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 FrittersMayonnaise Bread Pakora (Quick tea-time snack)Gobhi Pakora / Cauliflower Fritters RecipeGobi Pakora (Cabbage Fritter/Patta gobi pakora)Bhutte Ke Pakore | Corn Fritters | Bhutte ke pakore recipePyaz ki Bhajiya | Pyaz ki Pakori | Onion FrittersPaneer Macaroni Pakodi (Cottage cheese pasta pakori)Aam ke Gulgulay (Mango Fritters-Summer Snack)

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Serves: 4-5

Duration: 20 mins

Ingredients for Ratalu Pakora

Ratalu/Purple Yam1 (big)
Gram flour/ besan1 cup
Green chilli (chopped)1-2 or as per taste
Red chilli powder1/2 tsp or as per taste
Garam Masala/all spice powder1/2 tsp or as per taste
Garlic powder / crushed garlic1/2 tsp
Carom seeds/ajwain1 tsp
Black salt1/2 tsp
Saltas per taste
Baking soda1/4 tsp
Waterfor batter
Oilfor 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.
Kand Pakora

Kand Pakora

1 Comment

  1. Oh wow I don’t think I’ve ever seen a purple yam before. They do look tasty though.

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