How to make Aloo Gadbad - Crushed fried gram flour balls mixed with mashed boiled potatoes, shaped into tikkis and shallow fried.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Gram flour (besan) (बेसन)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Aloo Gadbad

Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


For more recipes related to Aloo Gadbad checkout Batata Song , Aloo Matar, Achari Aloo, Baby Potatoes In Spicy Yogurt Gravy . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Stir Fried Aubergine, Aloo Rassedaar, Minty Mushrooms, Onion-Tomato Masala.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Aloo Gadbad Recipe

  • Potatoes boiled and mashed 6 medium

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil 6 tablespoons

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Fresh mint leaves 15-20

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Place gram flour, salt, red chilli powder in a bowl, add sufficient water and mix well to make a soft dough. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, drop spoonsful of the dough and deep fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper and cool slightly.

Step 2

Chop onion finely. Place potatoes in a bowl. Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non stick pan, add onion and sauté till soft. Add garlic paste, ginger paste and turmeric powder and sauté. Add this to the potatoes. Chop mint leaves and add. Add salt and mix everything well.

Step 3

Crush the fried gram flour balls and add to the potatoes. Add 1 tbsp cornflour and mix well. Heat 4 tbsps oil in the non stick pan. Divide the potato mixture into lemon sized portions. Dust your palms with a little cornflour and roll each portion into a ball and press slightly. Shallow-fry these in the pan, turning sides, till golden and crisp on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot.