Onion and Potato Fritters

HI Everyone,

Hope everyone is staying safe at home and trying to make the best use of this quarantine period. I am as well working from home from past 2 weeks, and trying to divide and utilize my time as much as possible. I am also trying to make sure that I post two recipes a week. Not very sure, how much justice I would be able to do with that, but trust me my friends, I would shortly come up with many new and unique recipes.

Now, As the heading already suggests, today I would be sharing a very quick recipe made by my friends last weekend- Onion and potato Fritters. Keeping aside the fancy name, it is very commonly known as Pakoda in India and it is highly loved by people of all age groups. It is also famous in the southern part of India where it is known as – Bonda.

The dish mainly consists of gram flour mixed with all the dry spices and it can have any vegetable /meat/cheese/paneer inside. Gram flour has fewer calories than wheat flour and is more filling as compared to wheat flour. It is packed with fiber and has more protein content as compared to wheat/all purpose flour.

Preparation Time : 15 minutes, Cooking Time : 20 minutes, Calories : 65-70 calories/piece.

Ingredients :

  1. Gram Flour – 1 cup
  2. Yogurt – 2 tablespoons.
  3. Onions – long chopped 2 large
  4. Potatoes – Round cut 2 large.
  5. Salt – As per taste
  6. Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
  7. Green chillies – 2 finely chopped
  8. Coriander leaves – finely chopped
  9. Coriander Powder – 1 tablespoon
  10. Garam Masala Powder – 1 tablespoon
  11. Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 tablepoon
  12. Oil – to fry

Directions:

Deep Fry Method :- Method 1

  1. Chop Onions and potatoes and keep it aside.
  2. In a Mixing bowl, add the gram flour and yogurt and mix it well. It should have a pan cake batter like consistency. You can add water if the mixture is too thick in nature.
  3. Throw in the vegetables in this mixture along with green chillies and coriander leaves.
  4. Add in the salt and all the dry spices – turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala powder and dry mango powder.
  5. Mix it all well and keep it aside.
  6. In a frying pan, add oil and wait for the oil to get heated up.
  7. Now, take small pieces of the gram flour and keep dipping it in oil.
  8. Deep fry all of them once both the sides gets golden brown.
  9. Fritters are now ready to be eaten.

Air Fry Method :- Method 2

  1. Repeat steps 1 -5 as above.
  2. Pre heat the aifryer at 350 degress for 3 minutes.
  3. Once pre heated, brush the airfryer with little oil.
  4. Place the small balls of the batter, into the fryer.
  5. Cook for 10-12 minutes at 350 degress.
  6. Fritters are now ready to be eaten.

Thies goes really well with tomato Ketchup / Green / Red Chutney. As I have already mentioned above, any vegetable or panner/cheese can be used of your choice.

I literally loved this recipe and would suggest everyone to do try this at home as an evening snack or during lunch πŸ™‚

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