Thursday, 24 April 2014

Alur Chop/Kolkata style Alur Chop/ Niramish Alur Chop/ Potato Fritters

Alur (Aloo r) Chop is a famous snack of Bengali Cuisine. It is a popular street snacks of Kolkata (Bengal) and without alur chop & muri (puffed rice) evening gossip is incomplete. As Alu bonda is famous in South India, similarly Alu r chop is popular in our West Bengal. It is also traditional evening snack of Bengal. I am sharing the recipe of niramish alu r chop i.e no onion no garlic alu r chop. You can also add chopped onion while making the stuffing. Preparation of alu r chop is really very easy and need common ingredients readily available in your kitchen. I served alur chop in a newspaper cover just like  stall-style.


Alur Chop/Kolkata style Alur chop/ Niramish Alur Chop/ Potato Fritters

Ingredients :

For Stuffing

Potato - 2, large (boiled and mashed)
Green chilli - 2, finely chopped
Ginger paste - 1 teaspoon
Tumeric powder -  1 teaspoon

Dry red chilli - 1 
Roasted/Fried Peanuts - 2 teaspoon  (make small pieces using mortar and pestle)
Kalo jeera or kalonji or nigella seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Bhaja Masala (Roasted coriander, cumin and fennel seed powder)  - 1 teaspoon
Mustard oil - 1 tablespoon
Refined oil for deep frying

For batter :

Besan / Gram flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - a pinch
Salt to taste
Water for mixing


Procedure

Heat mustard oil (1 teaspoon) and fry dry red chilli until it  becomes crispy. Now after cooling it make a coarse powder using hand or mortar and pestle. Next heat oil and add nigella seeds and allow them to crackle. Then add mashed potato, ginger paste, Bhaja masala, roasted peanuts, turmeric powder, roasted dry red chilli powder, green chillies and salt. Instead of ginger paste you can also use grated ginger. Mix them all in a uniform pattern. Now allow the mixture to cool and mash it again using your palm. Meantime, keep your batter ready. Mix besan, rice flour, salt, red chilli powder, baking soda together. Add water in to it slowly to prepare a thick consistency batter. Rest the batter for 15 minutes. Now make small round shape balls from the potato mixture. Dip them in batter and deep fry. Serve them with sauce or puffed rice.



11 comments:

  1. Crispy and yummy snack.. Looks too good..

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  2. love to try this, its easy yet yummy

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  3. Awesome snack with tad bit of spiciness added.

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  4. Crunchy and tempting snack!!

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  5. Yummy snack,looks crispy !!
    first time to your space,happy to join dear..do drop by mine when u find tym :)

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  6. reminds me of my kolkata visit
    Very tempting. Indeed it would have been a treat:)

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  7. Yummy & tasty snack.........love to have it any time.Visit me too.
    Shobha
    www.shobhapink.blogspot.in

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  8. Different and delicious snack, potato fritters and puffed rice, have to try this..

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