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Aloo chop

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Aloo chop, boiled potatoes cooked with ginger and onions, made into roundels, dipped in gram flour (Besan) batter and deep fried.
  Boiled potatoes 3 Medium, mashed
  Mustard oil 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped onion 1 Medium, finely grated
  Grated ginger 1 Inch
  Green chili 1 , chopped
  Green chilli 1 , chopped
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander leaves 1 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Gram flour 3 Tablespoon (Besan)
  Rice flour 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Oil 1 Teaspoon, hot (for batter)
  Carom seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Ajwain)
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Soda bicarbonate 1 Pinch
  Bicarbonate of soda 1 Pinch
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)


1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick pan (I prefer mustard oil to get the authentic taste). Add cumin and mustard seeds, let it brown and splutter, add the grated onion and ginger and chopped green chili and fry till the raw smell goes off.
2. Add the mashed potato and all the spices mentioned in stuffing and the salt. Mix on low flame and finally add the lemon juice and chopped coriander. Keep aside and let it cool.
3. Prepare the batter by adding all the ingredients under batter and mix well so that no lumps remain.
4. Add 1 tsp of hot oil while making the batter and be sure to make the batter a little thick so that it coats the stuffing nicely.
5. Heat the oil for deep frying. Divide the potato mixture into equal lemon sized balls and flatten them with your palm.
6. Dip each flattened piece in the batter and deep fry till golden brown. Make sure you have 1 inch of oil for deep frying in the pan. Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
This is a very common snack time specialty in Orissa, one of the eastern states of India and my home state.Oriya people love to eat and evening snacking is very common. I learnt to make these after I left Orissa and after umpteen number of trials and errors I have found a taste very similar to what I get back home:)
Fried potato roundels

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1711 Calories from Fat 1428

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 162 g248.7%

Saturated Fat 20.9 g104.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 302.1 mg12.6%

Total Carbohydrates 61 g20.3%

Dietary Fiber 11.1 g44.2%

Sugars 5.1 g

Protein 12 g23.2%

Vitamin A 12.4% Vitamin C 61.9%

Calcium 15.1% Iron 86.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Ganesh.Dutta's picture
This snack looks delicious. This recipe is also simple and easy. Thanks for posting
Snigdha's picture
Sounds good..also sounds heavy on the tummy ;)
AnjaliD's picture
Is this like our famous "Batata wada" ?
saswatihota's picture
Thank you Ganesh Yes Jyotsna its atypical authentic dish...speciality of orissa....though we find this in different names in different states. Yes Anjali it is...its batata wada in Maharashtra:)
Thanks, For my favourite snakck. I am searching the recipe since long time, now I got it. I tried the dish many time but never got a accurate taste . Yes understood it will be accurate 2 use rice flour.
Babu's picture
It didn't turn out as we used to get in Orissa. Something is missing, the stuffing is the main thing and that need to be cooked in a diffrenet way. Will try and post here.
Swati Sucharita's picture
Hey, you brought back memories of long leisurely evenings spent in Bhubaneswar munching on aloo chop, singara and piyaji with some rocking jhaal muri as the Bongs say (am married to a Bong) and am now in Hyderabad, the land of Nizams, where the Mirchi Bhajji is their idea of an evening snack, (not mine!!), but each to their own :) Thanks for the recipe update, wanted to make somethg hot and tasty since it was a very rainy morning here..
Soumya Samanta's picture
Just add a bit of garlic with ginger and wallah, that old taste you will get....
Meghna Patel's picture
I used this recipe to make aloo chop for the 1st time. It turned out perfect; easy to follow recipe. Thank you!
Indira Karmakar's picture
thank u for nice recipe.realy its awasome.
Indira Karmakar's picture
thank u for nice recipe.really its awasome.
Aloo Chop Recipe, Fried Potato Roundels