Friday, 13 July 2012

ALOO CHOP / PATATO BALLS

Ingredients :-
4 nos. Boiled Potatoes
3-4 nos. chopped Green Chillies
1 chopped Onion
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Turmeric (Haldi) powder
1/4 cup Roasted Peanuts
Few chopped Coriander leaves
Salt to taste

For The Batter :-
1 cup Besan (Gram flour)
A pinch of Baking Soda
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Ajwain
Water as per required
Oil for deep frying

Method :-
Wash and Pressure cook the potatoes till soft. Peel and mash the potatoes and keep aside. Heat 1 tsp mustard oil in a pan. Add cumin seed, mustard seed and chopped green chillies. When it splutter, add chopped onion and fry for a while. Then add ginger-garlic paste to it and saute for 2 minutes. Now add mashed potatoes, roasted peanuts, salt to it and mix well. Fry for 5-8 minutes, add chopped coriander leaves and remove from fire. Divide the mixture into equal parts and make small balls of it. For batter, in a bowl take besan (gram flour), add salt, haldi powder, baking soda, ajwain, water to it and mix thoroughly and make a thick batter. Heat oil in a deep pan or kadhai. Dip each ball in the batter and deep fry in oil till it turns golden brown in colour. Serve hot with tomato ketch-up or any chutney.

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