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Chilli Garlic Potato Balls recipe

Chilli Garlic Potato Balls

by Leena Kohli (@leenakohli)
Prep Time
20min
Cook Time
20min
Total Time
40min
IndianAppetiserSnackSideVegetarianVeganDairy-Free

Chilli-Garlic Potato Balls are the perfect crowd-pleasing snack. This easy-to-make vegan appetiser is crispy, spicy and delicious. It is sure to be a hit with your family and friends!

Ingredients

30 Servings

For Potato Balls

  • 500g
    Potatoes (boiled)
  • 1tsp
    Salt
  • 1tsp
    Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 3tbsp
    Semolina (Suji)
  • Oil for frying

For Tossing

  • 2tbsp
    Oil
  • 2tbsp
    Garlic
  • 3
    Spring Onions
  • 1
    Carrot
  • 1
    Capsicum
  • 1
    Green Chilli
  • 1tsp
    Black Pepper Powder
  • 1tsp
    White Pepper Powder (optional)
  • 1tsp
    Oregano (optional)
  • 1tsp
    Salt
  • 1tsp
    Soy Sauce
  • 1tbsp
    White Vinegar
  • 4tbsp
    Hot and Sweet Sauce

Method

For Potato Balls

  1. Boil, peel and roughly mash potatoes in a mixing bowl.

  2. Add salt, kashmiri red chilli powder and semolina (suji) to the potatoes.

    Step 1.1: Add salt, kashmiri red chilli powder and semolina (suji) to the potatoes
    Step 1.2: Add salt, kashmiri red chilli powder and semolina (suji) to the potatoes
  3. Mash the potatoes and spices together with a potato masher to form a smooth mixture.

    Step 1.1: Mash the potatoes and spices together with a potato masher to form a smooth mixture
  4. Grease your palm with a teaspoon of oil. Take small portions of the potato mixture and shape them into round balls. Let them rest for 10 minutes in the fridge.

    Step 1.1: Grease your palm with a teaspoon of oil
    Step 1.2: Grease your palm with a teaspoon of oil
  5. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium to high heat. To check if the oil is ready for frying, put a small ball of potato mixture in it. It should immediately come to the surface.

    Step 1.1: Heat oil in a frying pan on medium to high heat
  6. Add potato balls to the oil in small batches. Place the sieve ladle under the potato balls and carefully move it to and fro so that the balls are evenly golden and crispy from all sides.

    Step 1.1: Add potato balls to the oil in small batches
    Step 1.2: Add potato balls to the oil in small batches
  7. Remove the balls and transfer them on a kitchen roll to absorb excess oil.

    Step 1.1: Remove the balls and transfer them on a kitchen roll to absorb excess oil

For Tossing

  1. Chop the carrots, capsicum, green chilli, and garlic. Chop off the root end and the tough top part of the spring onions. Slice the onions and chop the green stalks and keep them aside.

    Step 2.1: Chop the carrots, capsicum, green chilli, and garlic
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Add chopped garlic and green chillies, and toss them for a minute.

    Step 2.1: Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat
  3. Add the sliced onions, chopped carrots and capsicum and toss for 2-3 minutes.

    Step 2.1: Add the sliced onions, chopped carrots and capsicum and toss for 2-3 minutes
  4. Add black pepper, salt, white pepper, oregano, soy sauce and vinegar and stir on medium to high flame for a minute.

    Step 2.1: Add black pepper, salt, white pepper, oregano, soy sauce and vinegar and stir on medium to high flame for a minute
    Step 2.2: Add black pepper, salt, white pepper, oregano, soy sauce and vinegar and stir on medium to high flame for a minute
  5. Add the fried potato balls and chopped green stalks and toss them gently.

    Step 2.1: Add the fried potato balls and chopped green stalks and toss them gently
    Step 2.2: Add the fried potato balls and chopped green stalks and toss them gently
  6. Add hot and sweet tomato sauce.

    Step 2.1: Add hot and sweet tomato sauce
  7. Toss and stir gently for 2-3 minutes and turn off the flame.

    Step 2.1: Toss and stir gently for 2-3 minutes and turn off the flame
  8. Serve hot with a dip of your choice.

Tips & Tricks

  1. If boiling potatoes in a pressure cooker, then refrigerate boiled potatoes overnight or for at least 2-3 hours before using them.

  2. If the balls crack open while frying, add a tablespoon of all-purpose flour or cornflour.

  3. Always fry the potato balls on medium flame.

  4. I have added hot and sweet sauce. You can add tomato sauce or red chilli sauce as per taste.

  5. Lemon is a substitute for vinegar and a tablespoon of it can be added.

  6. Seasonings can be added as per taste.

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