POTATO CHOPS WITH TOMATO AND DATE CHUTNEY
Hi, friends welcome back to my cosy cooking corner. In my previous blog post I have shared a similar recipe with you all of potato cutlets but with a slight variation in them from this one. Today I and my daughter were getting bored after enjoying the leisurely afternoon, watching movies, light bantering, listening to music and just doing this and that. And then on feeling slightly hungry, I decided to make this random dish of potato cutlets as I know that it is quite a common one and you all know it too. I was not very intentional about making it as a blog but then I thought that sharing it would not even be wrong. So we, my daughter and me went ahead to prepare it. It was a light snack quite tasty and satisfying and we sure did enjoy it well. It’s a very handy and quick recipe and even kids can go ahead to make it. So you too could try this sometime and enjoy it as a brunch or light evening snack. The recipe is as follows—-
Ingredients:-For the potato chops
- Potatoes – 4
- Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
- Garam Masala – 1 tsp
- Cinnamon Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Walnut and Raisin – 4-6 each
- Cornflour – as required for binding
- Bread Crumbs – For coating
- Refined Flour or Maida – For dusting
- Salt – According to taste
- Coriander Leaves – optional
- Vegetable Oil – For shallow frying
Boil, peel and mash the potatoes.
In a bowl take the mashed potatoes, red chilly powder, garam masala, cornflour, cinnamon powder, salt and make round chops out of them. Insert a piece of walnut and raisin in the middle of the chops and cover them up well. You can add some chopped coriander and some chopped veggies as filling too but it is an optional choice.
Now take some bread crumbs and refined flour and dust the chops one by one firstly in the flour and then in the breadcrumbs. Do so for all the chops.
Shallow fry the chops until golden browned. Take out on a tissue paper.
Our Potato Chops are done. Serve them up with tomato and dates chutney. They can be had as morning or evening snacks or with sweet, milky cardamom tea.
Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!
Tomato and Date Chutney.
- Tomatoes -250 gms
- Date(khajur) -50 gms
- Asafoetida -A pinch
- Sugar -150 gms
- Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp
- Garam Masala -1 tsp
- Oregano -1 tsp
- Basil Leaves -5
- Salt -According to taste
- Vegetable Oil -1 tbsp
- Raisins – A handful
Wash and cut the tomatoes roughly. Put the dates in some water to soak.
Take a pan. Add oil. Splutter some five spice and asafoetida in. Now add the cut tomatoes and the dates and fry for three minutes. Next add the sugar and salt, red chilly powder, garam masala, oregano, basil leaves and raisins and cover with a lid for five minutes. When the chutney gets less than half cooked add some water and let it boil on medium flame for twenty minutes. The cooking process will take such a long time because dates are tougher to cook and without covering the vessel with a lid dates could take much longer. When the chutney gets thickened switch off the flame and let it cool.
Our Tomato And Date Chutney is ready. It is super sweet and tasty. Enjoy it as a dip with cutlets, french fries, nuggets, sandwiches or anything you like. It can be stored for fifteen days in the fridge.
Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Make something super healthy and special in it. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!