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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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

    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

    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

    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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