Kand ke Pakode

Thin slices of kand or purple yam dipped in a flavourful gram flour batter and deep-fried This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Kand ke Pakode

Main Ingredients Purple yam (kand), Gram flour (besan)
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Kand ke Pakode

  • 250 grams Purple yam (kand) peeled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tablespoon Rice flour
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black peppercorns crushed
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Roasted cumin powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 1 pinch Baking soda
  • to deep fry Oil
  • to sprinkle Chaat masala
  • to serve Tomato ketchup


  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.
  2. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  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.
  4. Arrange the pakode on a serving platter, sprinkle some chaat masala over them and serve hot with tomato ketchup.