I bought myself a brand new Potato Spiralizer! And the first thing I decided to make is a Pakora on a stick! Potato Tornadoes are sold all over the world mostly at street stalls, kiosks and fairs. I tried it for the first time last year on a trip to India and boy did it blow my mind!

In the home kitchen, it’s hard to replicate the size of the tornado as you’d also need to invest in special equipment to dip and fry, so I created a mini version of this that you can easily make in your own home. Potatoes are spiraled, then dipped in a spiced chick pea batter and then deep-fried till crispy on the outside.

In this recipe, I coated the Tornado with a simple pakora batter but you can bet that I will be uploading a lot more Tornado recipes in the future.

Pakora Tornado



  • 2 cups Chickpea flour Besan or Chana ka atta
  • 1.5 cups Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp sliced green Chilli
  • 2 tbsps chopped Coriander

Potatoes & Garnish

  • 6 – 7 Potatoes
  • Sprinkle Chilli powder & Chaat Masala
  • Chopped Coriander


  • Prepare the batter by first adding the water a little at a time to the chick pea flour and stirring frequently to remove lumps and then add the rest of the batter ingredients and mix
  • Spiralize the potatoes as shown in the video
  • Dip in the batter to coat
  • Deep fry in hot oil for a few minutes on each side till the batter is crispy and the potato is cooked
  • Sprinkle with chilli powder and chaat masala and some finely chopped coriander leaves before serving