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Oct 3, 2012

Mashed Potato Fritters ~ Vegan N Gluten Free !!

Today's recipe is simple and easy tea time snack, Mashed Potato Fritters or Potato Pakoras. I just made these fritters, clicked in hurry and now started with this post and I am busy with munching these crispy and yummy fritters. Mmmmm, so yummy!!
Yesterday made Potato Spinach Stuffed Peppers for our evening snack and used the left over filling for dinner along with some bread. But still have some plain mashed potato and thought of making Masal Bonda. As I don't have any recipes in hand/drafts, today wanted to post something Here at the same time have to make one easy and quick recipe...Then blindly tried this deep fritters which is more or less similar to onion pakora but with mashed potato and i also added few shredded carrots. It was so yummy n we liked it a lot. Once in a while can have these deep fried snacks and also the chill weather makes me craving for some spicy crispy snack n this Potato fritters are perfect. Now to the recipe....

  1. Mashed Potato     1 and 1/2 cup (4 or 5 medium potatoes boiled n mashed)
  2. Onion     1 medium(finely chopped)
  3. Carrot    1 small(shredded)
  4. Cilantro      5-6 sprigs(finely chopped)
  5. Ginger     2 tsp(finely chopped)
  6. Besan Flour/Gram Flour/Kadalai Maavu       1 cup
  7. Rice Flour      2 tbsp
  8. Chili Powder      1/2 tsp or to taste
  9. Hing     a pinch
  10. Fennel seeds      1/2 tsp
  11. Salt       to taste
  12. Water       1 tbsp

  • Boil potatoes, then peel the skin and mash it well using potato masher or spoon n keep aside.
  • In a bowl, add mashed potato, finely chopped onions, cilantro, ginger, n shredded carrots and mix everything well.
  • And in another bowl add all dry ingredients, gram flour, rice flour,salt,chili powder and hing mix well then add the dry ingredients to the potato mixture and combine well.
  • Sprinkle water and mix well to a tight dough(will be bit sticky, thats ok but not too much of moisture).
  • Now heat oil in a wok/kadai, when its get really hot, pinch a small amount of dough slightly flatten it using finger tips and drop it hot oil.
  • Fry in medium high heat, after 1 or 2 minutes turn other side and fry till it turns light golden brown and crisp.
  • Once done remove from the oil using slotted ladle and drain the excess oil in paper towel.
  • Do repeat the same for all remaining dough.
  • That's it...yummy n crispy Potato Fritters ready. Serve With any desired sauce or simply enjoy with ketchup and a cup of Masala Chai or Espresso Coffee.

Instead of chili powder, u can use finely chopped green chilies.
U can also add any desired chopped or grated vegetable to this fritters, like broccoli,cabbage,cauliflower,spinach,beets,etc.
After frying a batch of fritter, wait for a minute to get oil hot again n then start dropping the second batch and fry in medium high heat.
Do not add water than the mentioned amount to the dough mixture, moisture from the potato, onion n carrots itself enough to bind.
If u add more, your fritters won't turn crisp n also it absorbs more oil n turn soggy.
I tried baking these fritters but it doesn't come out well...besan inside the fritters didn't get cooked well, wasted 6 patties :(
Didn't tried toasting it in tawa/griddle as i don't want to waste the stuff again.


  1. Prefect fritters for chilled evening snacks, super crispy beauties,feel like having some.

  2. Perfect for rainy day here.

  3. Scrumptious fitters..tempting click..

  4. Wow ! Really its tempting me to taste it right now :)

  5. I can really see the crispiness of these fritters, well shot Sangeetha

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  6. Delicious snack.. Reminds me of the hashbrowns we get in Dunkin donuts which almost taste like Vadai.. My daughter loves it.. Should try making her your version.. Very inviting..

  7. a real munchy snack with chai...beautiful clicks...

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  8. Crunchy munchy snack for the autumn. Looks so addictive.

  9. Crunchy yum snack for this cold evening.

  10. wow what an yummy treat ,no one say no to this crunchy inviting fritters
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  11. Very yummy and inviting snacks for monsoon evening.

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  12. wow that's looks super tempting ...lovely pics

  13. perfect for the snack.. Love it have it with masala tea

  14. Fritters looks so scrumptious.As always beautiful clicks.

  15. Rice flour must have made them crunchier... they look so good that its impossible to resist.. think ll make some with lunch today!

  16. Dear Sangee
    How are you? Here after a long time . I have missed all your posts. I always wanted to learn mashed potato fritters..and here you are ..I take note of all the details , will make it when I am back home
    Have a nice weekend

  17. Perfect snack for evening tea... Looks so crispy...

  18. awesome...i can already feel the crunchiness and the taste...nice clicks of the final product

    yum again!

  19. சூப்பர்ர்,குளிருக்கேத்த இதமான ஸ்நாக்ஸ்...

  20. i love pakoras...these look very good... I love the addition of rice flour to besan..i also do that for the extra crunch!! love your recipe and the clicks

  21. Lovely pakoras. wish to have with tea :)

  22. besan makes it tough to cook properly if done in Ovens..But I enjoy fried items very much..Looks tempting...

  23. Looks so delicious and perfectly fried! Love it!!

  24. Lovely pakoras...Very nice clicks too...

  25. Crispy delicious snack...Looks yum...Lovely clicks..

  26. superb looks...Crunchy and delicious.....
    will you pass it to me...
    beautiful clicks dear...

  27. Yum! Thanks for linking this in, Sangeetha. Have a lovely weekend

  28. Hi Sangeetha,

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  29. Can you substitute the besan flour with any other type of flour?

    1. Sorry. I haven't tried with any other flour. Can't help!


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