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Monday, August 13, 2007


Ingredients :
Plantains(steamed until soft) - 12 Ounces
Mashed Potatoes - 1 1/2 Cups
Chat Masala Powder - 1 Tsp
Coriander Seed(Toasted & ground) - 1 Tsp
Salt - As Required
Ginger(finely chopped) - 3/4 Inch
Chopped Cilantro - 1 Heaped Tbsp
Green Chilies(finely chopped) - 2
Cornstarch - 1 Heaped Tbsp
Fine Wheat Vermicelli(broken into small pieces) - 4 Ounce
Oil - For deep frying

Method :
1) Grate the steamed plantains,then combine with the potatoes and all other ingredients except vermicelli and oil.Mix well.
2) Shape into balls and roll in the vermicelli,pressing to make sure the vermicelli adheres.
3) Heat oil and deep fry the balls until golden brown.Drain and serve with Mint and cilantro chutney or ketchup.

I have done one change while preparing this dish.As I was not having vermicelli at home that day,I used rice sticks instead.But with vermicelli it will taste and look great.So the next time I prepare this snack with vermicelli,I will be replacing these pictures :-) This is a new dish to me,I never thought of preparing such a snack with raw plantain.I will make it again and again.
This recipe is from the book "The food Of Asia" by Kong Foong Ling.Great Recipe collection from through out Asia :-)


Asha said...

What beauties!YUM! :))
You can add them to gravy like Koftas too!

Viji said...

Yah,thats a good idea.It will go well like koftas too.

Cinnamon said...

Looks yummy.. I can pop one inside my mouth :) :)

Viji said...

Thanks Cinnamon.

Anh said...

Viji, this is a fantastic idea! I would make this when I can get hold of plaintain.

Cynthia said...

Now here's a combination I must try - plantains and potatoes. Thanks for the idea.

Viji said...

Thanks Anh and welcome to my blog.Do prepare and give the feed back.

Viji said...

My pleasure Cynthia.I really liked it.Give me the feed back when u prepare:-)

Suganya said...

Unique combination, I must say. I have never heard of this.

Viji said...

Yah very unique combination and i must say it tastes very good.

Coffee said...

Thats a wonderful bunch of plaintains + Potato!! :)

Viji said...

Thanks Coffee.