How to Make Chutney Potato Ball Appetizers

Updated on January 29, 2019
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What Are Chutney Potato Balls?

Chutney potato balls are a mouthwateringly delicious appetizer that everyone loves. Crunchy and aromatic, they are deep-fried balls of dough that are stuffed with a spicy green chutney. The dough is prepared with potatoes, rice flakes, carom seeds, red chili powder, garam masala powder, paneer, and salt; and the chutney is prepared with coriander leaves, grated coconut, ginger, green chilies, garlic, and salt.

This snack tastes amazing even without any condiments, as the balls contain chutney inside—but you can also serve them with tomato sauce.

Let's take a look at the recipe now.

Chutney potato balls
Chutney potato balls
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Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 8 chutney potato balls

Ingredients

  • 1 potato, boiled and mashed
  • 1/2 cup flattened rice (rice flakes), soaked in water for 2 hours
  • 1/2 cup paneer, grated
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder (available in Indian stores)
  • 1/4 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut, for the chutney (stuffing)
  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2-3 green chilies
  • 1/2 inch ginger, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, or a small piece of soaked tamarind
  • oil for frying
  • 2-3 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Boil potato. Finely mash it, so that there are no lumps.
  2. Mix plain flour with 1/4 cup water. The mix should be thin. Set aside.
  3. Take chopped coriander leaves, green chilies, ginger, garlic, grated coconut, tamarind or lemon juice, and salt in a mixer grinder. Make a coarse dry paste. No need to add water. This is the stuffing for the balls.
  4. In a mixing bowl, add mashed potato, grated paneer, mashed flattened rice, garam masala powder, red chili powder, crushed carom seeds, and salt. Knead the mixture to create a firm dough. Cover the bowl and allow the dough to for 5 minutes.
  5. Apply oil on your palm and fingers. Divide the dough into lemon-size balls. Take one of the balls and knead it and form a disc. You can make the disc by patting the dough ball on your palm. It should be thick.
  6. Place some green chutney (3/4 tsp) in the center. Fold the sides, so that the chutney is evenly covered with the dough on all sides. If you see a gap, cover it with a tiny piece of dough. Prepare all the stuffed balls using the same technique.
  7. Heat oil for deep frying. Take one ball, dip it in the plain flour mix. Then, roll it over the bread crumbs. Press the ball on all sides, so that the crumbs nicely stick to the ball. Keep all the balls ready.
  8. Drop 2-3 such balls into the medium hot oil. Occasionally turn them to ensure uniform cooking. Fry them till they become golden brown. Take them out with a slotted spoon and place on a tissue paper. Repeat the process for all the balls.
  9. Chutney potato balls are ready to eat. Serve them hot with tomato sauce. They are awesome even without any condiments. Enjoy!

Important Tips:

1. Knead the dough until you have a lump-free dough.

2. Make the surface of the stuffed dough balls smooth and even.

3. Crush carom seeds before adding.

4. The chutney should be dry. No need to add water.

5. Fry the balls over medium-low fire. Turn them occasionally for best results.

Photo Tutorial

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Step one: Grind the ingredients in a mixer/blender to make the chutney.Step two: The ingredients for making the dough. Knead as per instructions.Step three: The chutney, dough, plain flour mix, and bread crumbs are ready. Step four: Ready to stuff the balls.Step five: Stuffed balls are ready for frying.Step six: Fry the balls in medium-hot oil.Step seven: Hot and yummy chutney potato balls!Step eight: Eat them hot.
Step one: Grind the ingredients in a mixer/blender to make the chutney.
Step one: Grind the ingredients in a mixer/blender to make the chutney.
Step two: The ingredients for making the dough. Knead as per instructions.
Step two: The ingredients for making the dough. Knead as per instructions.
Step three: The chutney, dough, plain flour mix, and bread crumbs are ready.
Step three: The chutney, dough, plain flour mix, and bread crumbs are ready.
Step four: Ready to stuff the balls.
Step four: Ready to stuff the balls.
Step five: Stuffed balls are ready for frying.
Step five: Stuffed balls are ready for frying.
Step six: Fry the balls in medium-hot oil.
Step six: Fry the balls in medium-hot oil.
Step seven: Hot and yummy chutney potato balls!
Step seven: Hot and yummy chutney potato balls!
Step eight: Eat them hot.
Step eight: Eat them hot.

Questions & Answers

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    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      19 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thank you. Flattened rice are rice flakes. You will get it in Indian stores. Try this yummy recipe.

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      Lena Durante 

      19 months ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      Oh my goodness! I love this! I'll have to see where I can buy flattened rice, though. I'm not sure I've ever seen it at the store!

    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      20 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks. You can leave coconut if you don't like. Instead, you can try adding some soaked split Bengal gram(split chickpea). They are very nutritious. Grind them with the other ingredients to make the chutney.

    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      20 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks. They are truly awesome snacks. They are healthy too. Try this recipe!

    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      20 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks. You can leave coconut if you don't like it. Instead, you can try adding some soaked Split Bengal gram(split chickpea). They are very nutritious. Grind them with the other ingredients to make the chutney.

    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      20 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks for your inspiring comment. This appetizer is not only tasty, it is healthy too. Try this recipe!

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      Ryan Fuller 

      20 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      These look and seem like they would taste delicious. I love all these unique recipes that you post. So many I would like to try. Thank you for sharing these.

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      Peggy Woods 

      20 months ago from Houston, Texas

      These look and sound delicious. My husband is not a fan of coconut so I would simply leave that out if making these. Good photos!

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