Gluten-free Potato Pakora

Paleo Potato Pakora

  • Author: My Heart Beets
  • Yield: Serves 5 1x


These paleo potato pakoras are the Indian version of french fries. Serve them with chutney or ketchup.


  • Oil, enough to fry (I like using avocado oil)
  • 1 pound small gold potatoes, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour


  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder OR paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne, optional
  • ½ cup water


  1. Slice the potatoes into 1⁄4-inch slices and add them to a bowl with 2 tablespoons of arrowroot flour. Mix well and set aside for now.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients listed under “Batter” and mix well.
  3. Heat oil in a wok or a deep, wide bottomed pot to 360°F or until a small drop of the mixture sizzles and floats to the top.
  4. Dip a potato slice in the batter and then gently place it into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown. Fry 4-5 pakoras at a time and repeat until batter is done.
  5. Remove pakoras from the oil and place them onto a paper towel lined plate and serve immediately.


  • If making in advance, cool the pakoras on a wire rack to maintain crispiness. You can also reheat the pakoras in an oven at 350°F for 10 minutes, or until crisp.