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Bengali Potato Fritters [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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These fritters are crispy, perfumed with spices, and incredibly addictive – you have been warned. The thinly sliced potatoes are covered in a savory batter and then fried until crisp and golden. They are everything you want from fried potatoes.

Bengali Potato Fritters [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

This Recipe is :



  • 3/4 cup of chickpea flour, sifted
  • 2 tablespoon rice flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon nigella seeds or cumin seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, leaves and tender stems
  • 2 green chilies, minced
  • 3/4 cup of lukewarm water
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup canola or grape seed oil for frying
  • 4 medium sized potatoes, thinly sliced


  1. Place the chickpea flour and rice flour in a mixing bowl and add the salt, nigella or cumin seeds, turmeric, and red cayenne pepper and stir well.
  2. Add the lukewarm water and mix it well enough to make a smooth batter, thick enough to coat the fritters.
  3. Stir in the red onion, chopped cilantro, and green chilies.
  4. Mix it well.
  5. Place the canola oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet, heat it until a dropped bit of the batter, sizzles, dances, and crisps up easily.
  6. Dip the potato pieces into the batter to coat uniformly and place in the cooking oil.
  7. Add enough to fill the pan leaving enough room to allow the fries to be turned without crowding the skillet.
  8. Cook the fries on each side for about 2-3 minutes, until they’re crisp and nicely golden.
  9. Turn them and cook on the other side. These need to be cooked in batches and with care to allow the batter to get crisp.
  10. Carefully remove them with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels before serving.





Rinku Bhattacharya is a creative Indian cooking teacher and writer, who began teaching Indian cooking almost a decade ago, to share the culture and home flavors of her native India.  Passionate about a conscious lifestyle and seasonal living, she shares her recipes and experiences are chronicled on her blog Spice Chronicles. This concept has translated to two cookbooks. The first is a part memoir, part narrative-style cookbook, "The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles," which was the winner of the 2013 Gourmand Awards for Best Indian Cuisine cookbook. In her second cookbook -- "Spices and Seasons, Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors" -- Rinku offers recipes inspired by the local bounty of the Hudson Valley. The book also offers tips and ideas on creating a green kitchen and reducing your food footprint!



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