Aloo Chop/Alur chop is a very famous evening snacks in Kolkata. This is one of my favorite recipe. Aloo chop is a combination of potato, onion, green chilli. I still remember those days when we all in the family used to have aloo chop along with moori (puffed rice) in the evening along with chai.
Aloo Chop – How to make Aloo chop
- Ingredients to make Aloo chop:
- Potatoes - 5 medium boiled and mashed
- Onion - 1 medium chopped finely
- Ginger - 1 inch grated
- Green chilli - 4 chopped
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
- Mustard seeds - 1/2 tbsp
- Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp finely chopped
- Salt to taste
Ingredients for batter:
- Gram flour - 4 or 5 tbsp
- Carrom seeds - 1/2 tsp
- Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Water - 1/2 cup
- Oil for deep frying preferably mustard oil
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick pan (I prefer mustard oil to get the authentic taste).
Add mustard seeds, let it brown and splutter, add the grated onion, ginger and chopped green chili and fry till the raw smell goes off.
Add the mashed potato, chopped coriander and salt. Mix on a low flame. Keep aside and let it cool.
Prepare the batter by adding all the ingredients said above and mix well so that no lumps remain.
Be sure to make the batter a little thick so that it coats the stuffing nicely.
Heat the oil for deep frying. Divide the potato mixture into equal lemon sized balls and flatten them with your palm.
Dip each flattened piece in the batter and deep fry until golden brown. Make sure you have 1 inch of oil for deep frying in the pan.
Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.
You may prefer not to do Step 3 above depending upon your choice. I prefer to follow the above said method so that there is a tinge of fried taste to the mashed potatoes.