Potato Smiley video by Tarla Dalal

Potato Smiley video by Tarla Dalal

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Potato Smiley video. If you see a frown on your kid’s face, this is the best recipe to put the smile back! The Potato Smiley is an all-time favourite kids’ recipe. The potato-based dough is shaped into small, flat rounds, with eyes and a smile impressed upon each, using a straw and a spoon. Once deep-fried, they become crisp and golden-hued, attractive in every way. This cheerful starter is bound to start your meal on a positive note, literally! Serve it immediately as it will become soft later.


Recipe Description for Potato Smiley

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Makes 20 smileys
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For Potato Smiley
2 1/2 cups boiled peeled and grated potatoes
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup cornflour
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt and to taste
oil for deep-frying


For potato smiley

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}potato smiley{/span}, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a soft dough, without using water.
  2. Cover it with a lid and keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  4. Place a plastic sheet on a clean dry surface and place a portion of the dough in the center, press it lightly and place another sheet of plastic over it.
  5. Roll the dough into a 200 mm. (8”) diameter thick circle using a rolling pin.
  6. Remove the plastic sheet from top and make 7 rounds of approx. 50 mm. (2”) in diameter with the help of a cookie cutter or a vati.
  7. Place these 7 rounds on a clean dry surface and make eyes using a straw and a smile using a spoon on each round.
  8. The dough remaining after cutting the rounds can be used to make 3 more smileys.
  9. Repeat steps 4 to 8 to make 10 more smileys with one more portion of the dough.
  10. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry the {span class="bold1"}potato smileys{/span}, a few at time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain the {span class="bold1"}potato smileys{/span} on absorbent paper.
  11. Serve the {span class="bold1"}potato smiley{/span} immediately with tomato ketchup.

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