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Kand Ke Pakode  Recipe

Deep fried purple yam pakoras.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Preparation Time : 26-30 minutes

Cooking time : 11-15 minutes

Servings : 4

Kand Ke Pakode

Main Ingredients

Purple Yam (kand), Oil





Level Of Cooking



  • Purple Yam (kand)
    500 grams
  • Oil
    for deep-frying
  • Cumin seeds roasted and crushed
    1 teaspoon
  • Black peppercorns crushed
    1 teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds roasted and crushed
    1 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Lemon juice
    2 teaspoons
  • Gram flour (besan)
    1 1/2 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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