Aloo Basket Chat


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Aloo basket chat is an innovative chat recipe with a crispy fried basket made from boiled and mashed potatoes or aloo. The aloo basket is filled with a sweet and tangy mix and served with any chutney of choice.

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Aloo Basket Chat recipe - How to make Aloo Basket Chat

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For the potato baskets
2 cups thickly grated potatoes (old potatoes)
oil for deep-frying
For the filling
2 cups bean sprouts
1/2 cup red or yellow capsicum, finely chopped
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp dried ginger (soonth) powder
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp butter
salt to taste
Other ingredients
1/2 cup Green Chutney

    For the potato baskets

    1. Soak the grated potatoes in cold water for 10 to 15 minutes.
    2. Drain and wash in running water for about 5 to 7 minutes.
    3. Drain and wipe dry using a dry absorbent cloth.
    4. Divide the grated potatoes into 10 equal portions.
    5. Place each portion of the grated potatoes on a 37 mm. (1½") diameter metal tea strainer and top with a second strainer.
    6. Hold firmly and deep fry in oil on a medium flame till the basket is golden brown. remove the strainer from the oil, invert it and tap lightly to unmould the basket.
    7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make 9 more baskets. store in an air-tight container.

    for the filling

    1. Heat the butter and add the pepper powder, chilli powder, ginger powder and sugar and sauté for a few seconds.
    2. Add the bean sprouts, capsicum, amchur, cumin seed powder, coriander and salt and cook for about a minute. keep aside.

    how to proceed

    1. Put 3 to 4 tablespoons of the filling into each potato basket.
    2. Top with a spoonful of the green chutney.
    3. Arrange on a serving plate and serve immediately.

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    This recipe was contributed by sumagandlur on 27 Dec 2003

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