Alur Chop in Bengali Style

Alur Chop is a very renowned evening snack for the people of Bengal. Here is the recipe:

Ingredients required for preparing Alur Chop:

3Medium Sized Potatoes
½ Chopped Onion
1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
½ tablespoon chill powder
½ tablespoon turmeric
Cooking Oil
Salt to taste
Foe batter preparation:
Batter: 2 cups

Method of Preparation of Alur Chop:

Boil the potatoes, then peel off the skin and mash them.
Heat oil in a frying pan
Add the chopped onion, sauté till the onion wilts and is pinkish brown.
Add the ginger garlic paste, chilli powder and a pinch of turmeric to it.
Next add the mashed potatoes to it.
Add salt according to your taste
Mix the masala well with the potatoes in the frying pan in a low flame.
After that switch off the gas and let this cool.
Now after cooling make small balls of that mixture.
Flatten them between your palms and place them in another dish.
Now make a batter with 2 cups of besan, required amount of water and s pinch of salt.
The batter should be tight, as it has to form a coating on the balls.
Heat fresh oil in frying pan.
Dip the prepared balls in the batter so that the batter uniformly coats the balls.
Now gently release the dipped balls in the hot oil and deep-fry them. Keep the gas in medium flame.
Fry them till both sides are golden brown.
After frying you can place the fried balls in a tissue paper in order to soak the excess oil.
Now your Alur Chop is ready.
Serve them with sauce or pudina chatney.


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