Monday, April 28, 2008

Shakarkand pakoda ( Sweet Potato Fritter)

Sweet potato pakoda is my recipe inspired by the pumpkin sweet pakoda. I have just replaced the pumkin with sweet potato. The pumpkin pakoda is treated as the sweet feast for the guest in the rural vidardha region of Maharashtra. But its simplicity is the key to its wonderful taste. Your kids will just love it and will ask for more! Here is the recipe:

3- medium sized sweet potatos
1 cup All purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
3 tsp poppy seeds
1/3 cup of grated coconut (optional)
Oil for frying

Boil or steam the sweet potatoes. Peel and mash them. Add sugar, cardamom powder, flour, poppy seeds and shredded cocunut. Mix well to form a semi-thick dough (little thicker than cake mix consistency).
Heat oil in a kadhai or frying pan on medium heat. Put the pakoras with hand or small spoon.
Fry till golden brown. Serve hot.
Drizzle some honey or date syrup while serving. Garnish with coconut.

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