Yam pakora is a cooked yam covered in spicy layer made with flour.
Yam pakora is simple and delicious. That minty touch of the flour layer gives it a different taste. As i always say, flour taste great when mix with spices and seasonings. And i knew that most northern Nigerians enjoy that spicy touch of flour in savory recipes, more than sweet treats made with flour.
I love the mint taste in this yam recipe.
1 small yam
1 1/2 cup flour
2 seasoning cubes
Curry powder, dried mint leaves, salt and chilli powder
Chicken stock or Water
Oil for frying
Boil yam and cut into slices. About ½ inch thick.
Place flour in a bowl. Set the spices: curry powder, chilli powder, dried mint leaves and seasoning. Combine the flour with the spices. Mix well.
Create a well at the center and add egg. Add chicken broth or water. Whisk. The consistency of the batter should be quite thick. If the batter is too thin, it will not coat the yam properly. Dip the sliced yam in the batter.
Heat oil in a wide pan. Take the coated yam from the batter using a fork. Place it in the hot oil. Fry both sides till golden brown.
Transfer yam pakora to a colander in order to sieve out the oil. And finally transfer it to a kitchen towel.
The kitchen towel will soak out the excess oil from the pakora, if any.
Serve with any sauce of choice. I serve mine with sautéed liver sauce.