Kolkata style Aloor Chop with a twist / Mashed potato fritters with prawn
Mashed potato fritters in a light gram flour or besan batter with small bits and pieces of prawns as a surprise. It is just too easy to make and is a wonderful accompaniment to tea/ coffee or even evening drinks.
In a frying pan, take 1 1/2 tbsp of oil and heat it. Add curry leaves, onions, garlic and tomatoes in that oil. Add turmeric powder, cumin powder and chili powder.
Add the prawns and lightly sautee them till the prawns are cooked. Then crumble the potatoes with your hand and add to the frying pan. Sprinkle some salt and mix thoroughly.
Turn off the heat and using your hand, mix it all together like a nice smooth dough.
Make small round balls, the size of a small lemon.
Now take some oil in a kadai and heat it.
While the oil is getting hot, make a light batter with the besan and the water. Do not add all the water instantly. The quantity of the water required should be judged by you. Add little by little till you have a batter which will easily coat the potatoes.
Add a pinch of salt to it too.
Now when the oil is hot, dip the potato rounds into the batter and deep fry them till golden brown. Control the temperature so as to not burn the outer shell.
Serve it with some green chillies and a cup of tea or coffee.