All these years of staying far from the homeland have taught me many ways of adjusting to the unavailability of the comfort foods of my growing up years and learning new and convenient ways to reproduce them in my own kitchen! Though my boy has developed a mixed up palette and refuses to even try most of them, but Mommy has many tricks up her sleeve😉
So today I have decided to share the recipe for potato fritters loving called ”aaloor chop”, street food from Kolkata. Evening snacking is incomplete without aaloor chop and muri (puffed rice). Some of you might point out that my recipe is far from the original chop recipe, but we all have our own ways of doing magic, that is how new recipes are created😁
Potatoes (boiled and peeled)
Onion (chopped fine)
Small piece of ginger (finely chopped)
Salt (to taste)
Red chilli powder
Besan (chickpea flour)
Red chili powder
Pinch of salt
Mix them all together to form a runny paste.
Heat oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, put the heat on medium.
Take potato mixture, form rounded or give any preferred shape. Dip the roundels in the batter and carefully drop them in the hot oil. Fry one side until done then turn and fry the other side. Once the fritters start to turn brownish take them out and put them on paper towel.
Cut some salad, sauce or ketchup of your choice, and you are ready to enjoy aaloor chop!!!
If you do try my way of making these yummy fritters, do let me know how you enjoyed them!