Category Archives: Potato

Stuffed Bread Balls (Veg or Non-Veg)

 

Stuffed Bread Balls

Ingredients:

Bread Slices (one for each Ball)

Any stuffing: Chicken, Mince, Potato

Shredded cheese

Bread Crumbs (optional)

Stuffing:

Chicken roast (any leftover or from Supermarket (Deli section)- shredded

Chopped onion (small)

2 cloves Garlic Chopped

Small piece ginger chopped

1 small chilli chopped

Few chopped coriander leaves

Small boiled potato

¼ tsp Turmeric Powder

¼ tsp Pepper Powder

¼ tsp Garam Masala Powder

Salt to taste

Method:

Heat 2 table oil. Add chopped onion, garlic, ginger, chilli. When slightly fried add boiled and chopped potato. Add Powders and mix well. Add shredded chicken. Mix and add coriander leaves and salt. Remove and when slightly cool make lime sized balls.

Cut away the sides of the bread. Dip in water and immediately squeeze out the water by placing the slice sandwiched in your palms. Place the stuffing (chicken ball or any other stuffing ) in the middle of the bread slice. Sprinkle shredded cheese and then close the bread slice by pulling the ends towards the middle. Form balls and place this aside. You can dip the balls in bread crumbs at this stage.

Heat oil in a deep pan or you can shallow fry. When oil is hot, drop the bread balls with the bottom part of the ball (pulled ends) touching the oil first. When fried (after a minute or two) turn and fry the other side.

Remove to paper towels and then have with schezwan sauce or chilli sauce or tomato sauce or can be had plain.

Good for breakfast, snack or starter. Any time of the day

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Puri Bhaji

Puri Bhaji

Bhaji:

500 gms Potatoes (Boiled, peeled and cut into cubes)

1 tsp Mustard Seeds

½ tsp Urid Dhal (Black Gram)

½ Tsp Cumin Seeds or Jeera

1 small chopped Onion

1 inch chopped ginger

2 chopped green chillies

15 curry leaves

Small bunch chopped coriander leaves (Cilantro)

½ tsp turmeric powder

Salt to taste (1 tsp)

A pinch Asafoetida or Hing

¾ cup water

Oil for seasoning

Method:

Heat a deep pan and add 2 tblsp oil. When oil is hot add the mustard, urid dhal and cumin seeds. When urid dhal turns brown add the chopped ginger and green chillies. Fry for 30 seconds add the chopped onion and fry for a minute. Add the turmeric powder, Asafoetida and salt. Now mix and add the cut potatoes and half of the coriander leaves. Mix and add water – cook on slow flame for 5 minutes. Now add the remaining coriander leaves, mix and remove. The mixture should be slightly wetish.

Puri:

3 cups of Whole Wheat Flour ( Chapati Flour)

1 tsp salt

1 tblsp Oil

Water for kneading the flour

Flour for dusting the puris while rolling them

Oil for deep frying the puris

Method

Knead the flour along with salt, oil and water to form a dough. Form small balls (lime Sized). Roll them into puris dusting with wheat flour. Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan. When hot add a rolled puri. Press it slightly so that the puri puffs up. Turn to other side. Fry for 30 secs and remove. This way fry all puris.

Puris can be eaten with Potato bhaji, sambhar and coconut chutney.

Batata Wada and Spicy Green Chutney

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1.5 kg or 500 gms Potatoes (Boiled, Peeled and Mashed)

Below ingredients for tempering to be added to the mashed potatoes

1 tsp or ¼ tsp mustard seeds

15 or 5 Curry leaves (roughly Chopped)

6 or 2 green chillies (chopped fine)

2 tblsp or 1 tsp ginger garlic paste (2 inch or 1 inch ginger, 10 or 5 cloves garlic)

½ or ¼ tsp turmeric powder

Salt 1 tsp or ¼ tsp

2 tblsp Oil or 2 tsp Oil

2 stalks or few Coriander leaves to be added direct to mixture (roughly chopped)

Batter for Dipping the Mashed Potato Balls

400 gms or 150 gms Channa Flour or Chickpea flour or Gramflour

1 tsp or ½ tsp chilli powder

½ or ¼ tsp cumin powder

Salt 1 tsp or ¼ tsp

Water to make thick batter

¼ or a pinch Baking Soda or Soda Bicarobonate

Spicy Green Chutney

Large Bunch Coriander Leaves

Around 20 mint leaves

12 green chillies

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

Juice of one lemon or two limes

Half cup of raw peanuts with skin.

Salt ½ tsp

Water to make thickish chutney

Method:

Heat the oil for tempering in a pan and when hot add the mustard seeds. When they crackle add the curry leaves. Then rest of the ingredients for tempering. Cook for a minute and then add the mixture to mashed potatoes. Add the chopped coriander leaves too and mix well. (If the mixture is watery, you can correct this by cooking the mixture in a pan to let the water evaporate. Don’t allow to burn ). Check salt and make lime sized balls.

Prepare the batter (thick batter not watery). Add the mashed potatoes balls to the batter and coat the balls with the batter. Add oil to a deep pan or wok and heat it.  When hot add the battered mashed potatoes balls one by one into the oil. The flame should be medium. When the battered balls turn golden brown remove them into a perforated vessel or onto paper towels. The sound of the wada dropping onto the plate should be heavy not soft. This will show that they are cooked properly. Prepare the batata wadas in batches.

Chutney:

Grind all the spicy green chutney in a grinder or blender. Check for salt. Remove to serving bowl.

Eating these

Can be had plain, can be eaten with chutney. This is a delicacy in Mumbai- Small buns are opened up and the wada along with chutney is placed inside the bun and eaten. This is known as Wada Pav.

Lamb or Mutton Vindaloo

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1.5 Kg Lamb or Mutton cut into medium pieces. (wash and keep aside)

Ingredients:

Grinding:

20 Red Chillies

50 Pepper Corns

1 Tsp of Cumin Seeds

1Tsp Turmeric Powder

1 marble sized Tamarind

8 green chillies

5 Onions

8 seeds garlic

Other Ingredients:

400 gms Potatoes peeled and cut into medium cubes

Quarter cup Oil

1 Onion (minced)

3 tbsp vinegar

1 tsp sugar

2 tsp Salt

Method:

Grind all the ingredients using some water. Keep aside. Also keep aside the masala water from the grinder.

Heat a vessel and add the oil. When hot add minced onion and one tsp salt. When onion becomes slightly brown add the ground masala. Fry for about 15 to 20 minutes. If the mixture dries up add masala water. When the masala turns brown add the meat pieces and fry for 5 to 10 minutes. Cook for another 30 minutes or until the meat is ¾ cooked. 20 minutes into this cooking add rest of salt and vinegar. Check meat if it is nearly cooked (3/4). Add potatoes and water to make required thick gravy. Boil for another 15 minutes until the potatoes and meat is cooked. (another way is to add boiled potatoes after meat is fully cooked).

Check for Salt and Vinegar-to taste.

Lamb Liver Curry

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1 Kg Lamb Liver (can be made up of Liver, Heart and Lungs)

For this Recipe I used Liver and two Hearts.

Cut the liver and heart into small cubes – wash and keep aside

Ingredients:

Green Masala

1.5 medium onions

1 inch ginger

6 Green Chillies

6 cloves garlic

All above to be minced or chopped fine

Grinding:

20 Red Chillies

15 Pepper Corns

2 Tbsp. Coriander Seeds

1 Tsp of Cumin Seeds

½ Tsp Turmeric Powder

3 marble sized Tamarind

Other Ingredients:

400 gms Potatoes peeled and cut into small cubes

2 Tbsp. of Ghee or Clarified Butter

1/2 Onion (minced)

3 tbsp vinegar

1 Can (425 ml) of Coconut Milk (2/3 used for thin juice and 1/3 thick juice)

Method:

Roast on a pan each ingredient for grinding separately (except Tamarind and Turmeric).Grind all the ingredients using some water. Keep aside. Also keep aside the masala water from the grinder.

Heat a vessel and drop in the Ghee or Clarified Butter. When hot add minced onion and one tsp salt. When onion becomes slightly brown add the ground masala. Fry for about 5 minutes. Add masala water and thin coconut milk (2/3 of the coconut milk mixed with one cup of water). Add the liver and heart pieces. Boil for 20 minutes and then add the green masala, potatoes and vinegar. Boil for another 10 minutes until the potatoes are cooked.

Check for Salt and Vinegar-to taste. Add the thick coconut milk. Mix well and bring to boil.

Devil Meat (Beef or Lamb)

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Devil Meat (Beef or Lamb)

500 Grams Boneless Beef or Lamb(to be cut into small sized cubes and boiled with ½ tsp turmeric,  3 tbsp. vinegar, ½ tsp salt and 1/3 cup water). Pressure Cooked or in a vessel till cooked.

Ingredients:

1Big Onion Chopped fine

1 Small Tomato chopped fine

3 Sprigs Curry leaves

200 to 250 Gms Potatoes peeled and cut into small cubes

3 green chillies chopped fine

3 Red  Chilles chopped fine

½ tsp salt (to taste-if required)

 

Method:

Place a pan or vessel on gas or electric stove. Add oil. When hot add curry leaves and fry till rawness goes. Add chopped onions and chopped tomato. Fry well.

Add chopped chillies (green & red) and fry for few minutes. Add the water (boiled meat), cubed potatoes and boiled meat and cook till meat becomes dry. Add salt if required. If there is excess water-do not close lid while cooking potatoes and allow the water to evaporate.

Good for picnic, work lunch, with bread or rotis.

Aloo Gobi Mutter

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Ingredients

250 gms Cauliflower (cut into small florets)

250 gms Potatoes (cut into cubes)

200 gms Frozen Peas (Mutter)

Masala:

1 small tomato

½ Onion

3 greens chillies

All the above to be finely minced.

2 tbsp ginger garlic paste (1 inch ginger & 6 seeds garlic)

½ tsp cumin seeds

Pinch of Asafoetida or Hing

½ tsp turmeric powder

¼ tsp red chilli powder

¼ tsp coriander powder

¼ tsp Amchoor Powder (Mango Powder)

2 tbsp Kasoori methi (Dried Fenugreek leaves)

½ tsp garam masala powder

1 bunch coriander leaves (chopped)

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp Oil

 Method:

Cut the Cauliflower into florets and keep aside. Cut the potatoes into cubes and boil till nearly done (can be done in microwave for 5 minutes). Wash the frozen peas and keep aside.

Place a deep pan or vessel on stove. Add oil, when hot add cumin seeds. Then add Asafoetida and ginger garlic paste. Then onion/tomato/chilli mixture and turmeric powder. Fry well and then add the chilli/coriander/amchoor powder and half cup water. Add salt. Add Kasoori methi. Mix well and cook.

When you have attained a mushy sauce add the Cauliflower-mix well and cook for three minutes. Now add the boiled potatoes and peas. Add half of the chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and cook on slow fire for 5 minutes.

Check for salt. Now sprinkle the garam masala powder and rest of the coriander leaves. Mix well, close lid and remove from stove.