Prepare Botatwade (potato chips)

Ingredients :

500g potatoes (peeled and cubed)
15 green chilies
1 ginger
10 flakes garlic
4 tbsps. Coconut (grated)
2 tbsps. Chopped coriander leaves
tsp. Cumminseeds
bottle oil
1 tsp. Mustard seeds
2 onions (chopped)
250g gram flour
tsp. Each of chili and turmeric powders
tsp. Sodium bicarbonate

Preparation :

Boil the potato cubes. Do not over boil.

Grind t10 green chilies and the next 5 ingredients to a fine paste.

Mix boiled potatoes cubes and spice paste.

Add the remaining green chilies (chopped finely) and salt to taste.

Heat 1 tbsp. Oil, fry mustard seeds till they start crackling, add onions and fry till tender.

Stir in potato mixture, mix well and cool. Take small portions, shape into balls and keep aside.

Make a thick batter of gram flour and a little water. Add salt to taste, chilies and turmeric powders and sodium bicarbonate.

Take a large pan, pour oil and heat. Take 2 tbsps. Of oil and stir into the batter and deep fry as many as the pan can hold.

Should any batter remain, coat large green chilies or potatoes slices with batter and deep fry.

Or, slice a few onions, chop up a dew green chilies, add salt, mix into the batter and make bhajias.

Drop spoonfuls of this mixture into the hot oil and deep fry.

Posted By: Isabel Noronha, UK.

17/05/2005

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