Aloo chop is a delicious Bengali fried snack and made in the same way a batata vada or potato bonda is made. Just the spices and herbs added in the potato stuffing are different.
Bengali, Indian Street Food
for pressure cooking potatoes
or 3 medium sized potatoes
as required for pressure cooking
ingredients for making aloo chop stuffing
- finely chopped
red chili powder
chopped coriander leaves
for making besan batter
pinch baking soda,
or add as required
or add as required
for deep frying, as required
pressure cooking potatoes
Rinse and then place 3 medium sized potatoes (250 grams potatoes) in a pressure cooker. Add water as required just about covering potatoes. Also add ½ teaspoon salt.
Pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles. When the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid. Drain all the water.
Let the potatoes become warm. Then peel and mash them with a fork. Keep aside.
making potato chop stuffing
Now heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small pan or kadai. Add ⅓ cup chopped onions.
Sauté onions on a low to medium flame till they turn translucent.
Then add ½ teaspoon ginger paste, 1 teaspoon garlic paste, 1 green chili (finely chopped).
Mix and saute till raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.
Now add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon red chili powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder and 1 teaspoon cumin powder. mix very well.
Now add the mashed potatoes in the sauteed onion mixture. mix potatoes very well.
Add 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. season with salt as per taste.
Mix very well and switch off the flame. Let this potato filling cool down at room temperature. Do check the taste and add more salt or spice powders if required.
Then make small to medium sized potato cutlet or patties from them. Keep aside.
making batter for aloo chop
When the boiled potatoes are cooling, you can make the besan batter and keep it ready.
To make besan batter take 1 cup besan in a mixing bowl. Also add 1 pinch baking soda and ½ teaspoon salt or add as required. You can also add 1 to 2 tablespoon rice flour if you want.
Now add ⅓ cup water in parts.
Whisk to a smooth and thick batter. Do add water as required. Depending on the quality of besan, you can add less or more water.
making aloo chop
Heat oil for deep frying in a kadai. Add a small spoon of the batter in the oil. If the batter comes up steadily on top of the oil, the oil is ready for frying.
Dip the potato cutlet in the besan batter and coat it well with the batter.
Now gently slid or place the batter coated potato cutlet in the hot oil.
This way coat more potato cutlet with the besan batter and place them in the hot oil. Do not overcrowd the kadai.
Fry the aloo chops on medium flame.
When one side is light golden and lightly crisp, then turn them over with a slotted spoon and fry the second side.
Again turn them over when the second side is light golden or golden.
This way fry turning them as required so that they get evenly golden and crisp.
When aloor chops get a nice golden color, then remove them with a slotted spoon.
Place the fried potato chops on kitchen paper towels for extra oil to be absorbed. This way fry the remaining aloo chops.
Serve bengali style aloo chop with any chutney or sauce or dip.
Approx nutrition info is for 1 aloo chop.
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