How to make Kand Ke Pakode - Deep fried purple yam pakoras.

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Main Ingredients : Purple Yam (kand) (कंद), Gram flour (besan) (बेसन)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Kand Ke Pakode

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Honey Chilli Potatoes, Tuna Cakes, Bhel, Broccoli and Sweet Potato Cakes.

Kand Ke Pakode Recipe Card

Kand Ke Pakode

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kand Ke Pakode Recipe

  • Purple Yam (kand) 500 grams

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 1/2 cups

  • Cumin seeds roasted and crushed 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns crushed 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds roasted and crushed 1 teaspoon

  • Salt for deep-frying

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Oil cups

  • Rice flour 1/4 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Peel kand and wash thoroughly under running water. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Slice the kand thinly and place them in a bowl.

Step 2

Add cumin seeds, black peppercorns, coriander seeds, salt and lemon juice and mix well so that the masala coats all the kand slices well.

Step 3

For the batter mix gram flour, rice flour, red chilli powder, asafoetida, turmeric powder, salt, 2 tsps hot oil and mix well.

Step 4

Add sufficient water and whisk into a smooth batter. Dip the kand slices in the batter, one by one, and slide into hot oil.

Step 5

Deep fry till golden and crisp. Drain on tissue paper and serve hot.

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