A very popular street food of Kolkata. Aloo Chop is the most common telebhaja of the Bengalis. A very simple and easy to make snack recipe.
Yield / Serves
Potatoes 2 large
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp coarsely grounded
Green chilly 2 chopped
Cumin Powder Â½ Tsp
Coriander powder Â½ tsp
Turmeric powder Â½ tsp
Oil for Deep frying
Salt to taste
Besan /Gram flour Â½ cup
Rice flour 1 tbsp
Chilli powder Â½ tsp
Water as required
Salt to taste
Baking soda Â¼ tsp
Peel the potatoes and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Once pressure releases drain off the water and mash the potatoes. Set aside.
Heat 1 tbsp oil and add the ginger garlic, green chillies and fry for a min.
Add turmeric powder, cumin and coriander powder and mix well.
Add the mashed potato, salt and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
Take the batter ingredients and make a smooth batter without any lumps by adding water little by little at a time. Make sure that the batter is not thin.
Make small balls from the potato mixture and flatten the balls using your palms.
Heat oil for Deep frying. Take each flatten potato mixture, dip in batter and deep fry till golden which will take around 5-10 mins.
Drain in absorbent paper/towel and serve with any chutney of your choice or serve as it is with hot cup of tea.
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