Prep 40 mins
Cook 25 mins
Kachori is a Hindi word used to refer to fried potato balls. This is a wonderful snack of fried potato balls with spiced coconut stuffing. Enjoy this as a tea-time savoury with chutney or tomato ketchup. This recipe is from the Weekend magazine dated January 3rd'2003. Enjoy!
- 6 medium potatoes, washed, boiled, peeled and mashed
- 1⁄2 fresh coconut, grated
- 5 green chilies, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon arrowroot
- 1 lemon, juice of
- 1 pinch sugar (optional)
- oil, to fry
- In a clean bowl, mix together the mashed potatoes, salt and arrowroot powder. The arrowroot powder is used as a binding agent and it helps by making the Kachori crisp.
- Divide the mixture into 10 equal parts.
- In another bowl, mix the coconut, chillies, lemon juice and sugar. Divide the mixture into 10 equal parts.
- Flatten each portion of the mashed potato mixture with the palm of your hand.
- Put the coconut filling in the centre.
- Seal the Kachoris properly by extending the edges of the potato paste. Then, neatly round out the Kachori.
- Heat oil in a wok on medium flame.
- When its hot, add the Kachoris gently and deep-fry them until they are golden brown in colour.
- Drain on clean kitchen paper towels.
- Serve hot.