How to make Pakodi Ka Raita -

A raita with a difference, potato and kootoo ka atta pakodis dipped in spiced yogurt

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Kooto ka aata, Potato (आलू)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Raitas

Pakodi Ka Raita

Pakodi Ka Raita Recipe Card


Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sour

Ingredients for Pakodi Ka Raita Recipe

  • Kooto ka aata 1 1/ cups

  • Potato boiled 1 large

  • Rock salt (sendha namak) to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp + to taste

  • Ghee to deep fry

  • Yogurt 2 cups

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Grate and pass the boiled potato through a sieve. Make a batter of dropping consistency using kootoo ka ata, potato, rock salt, red chilli powder and water.

Step 2

Heat sufficient ghee in a kadai and drop tablespoons full of batter directly into the hot ghee. Fry till golden brown. Drain and transfer into a bowl of water. Squeeze the pakodis to remove excess water and keep aside.

Step 3

Whisk yogurt to a smooth consistency. Add rock salt and cumin powder and mix well. Add pakodis and mix gently. Garnish with red chilli powder, pepper powder and finely chopped coriander leaves.

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