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Farali Aloo Pudla

Potato Pancakes

Farali Aloo Pudla - Potato Pancake

These are lightly spiced potato pancakes, typically eaten during fasting periods, where meats and grains are not permitted. They are a little bit sour, a tiny bit sweet, and very tasty. They are spiced with amchu powder, which is dried, powdered mango. The original recipe asked for ginger-chili paste, but as I'm not a big fan of chili, I decided to use garlic instead, I think it was a good call. I skipped the cilantro because I didn't have any available. This recipe asked for oil as a binder, and while it worked, it made the fritters very oily. I think I'd skip it next time and use egg if needed.


Potato Pancakes


  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp amchur powder
  • 1 tsp pureed garlic
  • 1 tsp pureed ginger
  • 1 tsp chopped cilantro
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil + more for frying


Peel and shred potatoes. Mix in chat masala, anchur powder, garlic, ginger, cilantro and salt to taste. Mix in 1 or 2 teaspoons of oil, if using.

Pour a think layer of oil in a frying pan and heat over medium heat. Spoon in about 1/2 cup of the potato mix, flattening with the back of the spoon. Fry until golden brown, turn and repeat. Repeat with the rest of the potatoes.

Adapted from Darshita Lakkad's recipe at Gujarati Recipes.

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