Monday, September 14, 2009

POTATO FRITTERS

Potato is one such veggie which is loved and consumed all over world, by people of various age groups, can be made alone in many different ways or incorporated with other food groups.

The potato contains vitamins (vitamin C and vitamin B6) and trace amonuts of Thiamine, Riboflavin, folate, Zinc, Potassium, Calcium. The fiber content of a potato with skin (2 g) is equivalent to that of many whole grain breads, pastas and cereals. The potato is rich in Carbohydrates (essentially starch).

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS:

  • Protect against colon cancer
  • Improves glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity
  • Lowers plasma cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations
  • Increases satiety
  • Possibly even reduces fat storage

Starch in potatoes depends much on preparation methods. Cooking and then cooling potatoes significantly increased resistant starch. For example, cooked potato starch contains about 7% resistant starch, which increases to about 13% upon cooling.

I made these poato fritters (alu key pakoray) for iftar.






INGREDIENTS

1/2 CUP GRAM FLOUR (BESAN)
2 POTATOES
1 TSP CUMIN SEEDS
SALT TO TASTE
1 TSP RED CHILLI POWDER
1/2 TSP TURMERIC POWDER
1/2 CUMIN POWDER
1 TSP CORIANDER POWDER
1/2 TSP CHAAT MASALA
1/2 TSP GARAM MASALA POWDER
HANDFUL OF FINELY CHOPPED CORIANDER LEAVES
PINCH OF HEENG
OIL FOR DEEP FRYING

STEPS OF PREPARATION
1.In a bowl put all the ingredients from gram flour to heeng and adding water to it slowly, mix with spoon till you get a lump free mixture.

2.Wash, peel and cut potato in to half. Then cut it into small wedges and put into gram flour mixture, coat evenly.

3.Heat oil for deep frying and drop each pakora in hot oil one by one and fry on medium low heat till turn golden brown.

4.Serve hot with chutney of your choice.

I am sending this to Lubna and yasmeen for their joint venture of Joy from fasting to feasting-season II !!!

20 comments:

  1. Crispy potato fritters looks delicious!

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  2. Wow...my all time favourite iftar snack...looks yum...thank u for sending it down to Joy From Fasting To Feasting(Season-II).

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  3. Love these fritters, perfect for a rainy day...

    Ha haa, you really made me laugh 'mission impossible' cooking vegetarian food for guest, well said, dear.

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  4. Salaam Shaista. Your potato fritters sure look appetizing! I guess it'll go well with chillie sauce besides chutney huh?

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  5. thanks humaira, priya, lubna, malar gandhi and mama fami..
    mama u can use chill sauce as well...

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  6. It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. delicious Aloo ke bhajiye!

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  8. looks cripy and delicious shahista...

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  9. I love these fritters for Iftaar. Nice click.

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  10. thanks sabah, mona, sireesha, sushma and faiza for ur lovely comments..

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  11. wow...looks perfect !! :) I too made it long back, I guess I have a snap too...will post sometime. We, bengalis call these aloor-chop and make by mashing the potatoes . But this one is hassle free, next time will make your way.

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  12. aloo pakode...yaar waiting for the rains!!

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  13. @tulip: will be waiting for ur version...

    @rush: hope u will get plenty of rain soon..

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  14. I love to hv them on a rainy day with a cup of tea...

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  15. Nice fritters....I would love to have this as an evening snack :)

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  16. THANKS VARUNAVI, PRATHIBA AND GITA..

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  17. guess wat? lots of rain past 2 days and i made aloo bhajias!!Yay!!
    u have a black tongue lady....next time i want something, will come here and ask u to say it!!

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