Jul 30, 2011

Aloo Pakoda Dahi Chaat

Aloo Pakoda Dahi Chaat (A tasty evening snack)

Makes: 7 - 8 pakodas
Serves: 2 - 3

You will need

For pakodas:

2 potatoes, boiled, peel and mash well
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon amchur powder (dried mango powder)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon rice flour
200 ml oil for frying
1/2 teaspoon extra red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon chaat masala powder
1 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves

For pakoda batter:

100 g (1 cup) gram flour / besan
1/4 teaspoon salt
50 - 60 ml water

In a bowl, mix besan, salt and water. Make a smooth paste and keep aside for half an hour.

For Dahi:

300 ml curd (do not dilute with water)
1/2 teaspoon salt

Blend curd in a blender / or Tupperware quick shaker with salt. Keep aside.

For seasoning of dahi (curd):

1 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1//2 teaspoon hing (asafoetida)

In a pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds. When they begin to pop, add jeera and hing. Stir for 2 minutes. Do not add the curd immediately. Keep aside the seasoning for 10 minutes. Finally, mix with blended curd and stir continuously for 2 - 3 minutes.


For pakodas:

In a bowl, mix boiled and mashed potatoes, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, amchur powder, turmeric powder, salt and rice powder. Make a soft ball. Divide the mixture into small lemon sized portions (7 - 8), flatten it and make round pattice (like tikki).

Heat oil in a frying pan. Reduce the heat to medium. Dip each aloo pattice in batter and deep fry (4 - 5 at a time - depends upon the size of the frying pan) till golden color on both the sides. Drain on paper towels to absorb excess oil.

Final preparation:

Arrange aloo pakodas in a serving bowl. Pour the seasoned curd over it. Sprinkle red chilli powder, chaat masala powder and chopped coriander leaves.


Ms.Chitchat said...

Wow, mouth watering recipe,loved the presentation.

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so refreshing and yum

Poornima Nair said...

That is sooo tempting, wonderful snack!!