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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 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


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