Wash and peel potatoes. Place them in water.
Once you are ready to cut, take out and slice them thinly.
Soak in water. Let this sit in water till we make the batter.
Add 1 cup besan | gram flour in a bowl
Add ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ¼ tsp baking soda, ¼ tsp ajwain, 1 tsp red chili powder,2 tbsp coriander leaves, and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste.
Add water to make a batter. Let the batter be in a dosa batter consistency.
Drain water from potatoes and pat dry them in a kitchen towel.
Add 2 tsp hot oil to the batter. This helps in the crispy outer layer also the pakoras will not absorb much oil.
Dip the potato slices in the batter and gently drop in oil.
Let this cook in medium flame.
Flip them and cook
Cook till it becomes golden brown and the oil sound subsides.
Take them out and drain in a kitchen towel.
Repeat this for the rest of the batter.
If you have extra batter, chop one onion finely and mix to the batter.
Take in small portions and deep fry in oil.