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Aloo Chop

Sudha Sridhar
20 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Classic street food of Calcutta - tastes best with tea, friends and adda (getting together with friends to chat, gossip and catch up)

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Kitty Parties
  • West Bengal
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Snacks
  • Vegan

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Potatoes (boiled) - 4 medium
  2. Garlic - 4-5 cloves
  3. Ginger - 1" piece
  4. Green chillies - 3-4
  5. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  6. Roasted cumin powder - 1 tsp
  7. Turmeric - 1 tsp
  8. Red chili powder - 1.5 tsp
  9. Gram flour (besan) - 1 cup
  10. Rice flour - 3 tbsp
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Water for the batter
  13. Oil for frying


  1. Peel and mash the boiled potatoes.
  2. Wash and grate the ginger.
  3. Wash and finely chop garlic and green chillies.
  4. In a wok heat 1 tbsp of oil and add the ginger, garlic and green chillies and saute for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add turmeric, coriander and roasted cumin powder. Mix
  6. Add the mashed potatoes, salt and mix thoroughly.
  7. Take it off fire and let the mixture cool.
  8. Take gram flour, rice flour, red chilli powder and salt. Add water little by little till you get a smooth thick batter.
  9. Divide the potato mixture into fist sized balls. Flatten and place them on a plate.
  10. Heat oil in a deep pan. Dip the flattened potato mixture in the batter and deep fry on a medium to slow flame till they turn golden brown.
  11. Serve hot with any chutney of your choice - sweet tamarind or green mint chutney. It tastes good even with just a hot cup of ginger-elaichi tea.

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Milli Garg
Milli Garg   Apr-25-2018

Nice one.

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