How to make KAND KE PAKODE - skk -

Thin slices of kand or purple yam dipped in a flavourful gram flour batter and deep-fried

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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KAND KE PAKODE - skk Recipe Card


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.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for KAND KE PAKODE - skk Recipe

  • Purple yam (kand) peeled 250 grams

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Rice flour 1 tablespoon

  • Asafoetida 1 pinch

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns crushed 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Baking soda 1 pinch

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Chaat masala to sprinkle

  • Tomato ketchup to serve


Step 1

Take gram flour in a bowl, add rice flour, asafoetida, red chilli powder, crushed black peppercorns, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, salt, lemon juice and sufficient water, whisk well to make a semi-thick batter. Add baking soda and mix well.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 3

Cut thin slices of purple yam. Dip each slice of purple yam slide into the hot oil. Deep- fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Arrange the pakode on a serving platter, sprinkle some chaat masala over them and serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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