Viazi/Mashed Potatoes in Gram Flour

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20-25 balls

These simple spicy mashed potatoes coated with gram flour and deep fried are a delightful snack to have with any chutney.

500 gm
white potatoes, boiled and peeled then mashed whilst still warm for best results
1-2 tsp
chilli powder
1-2 tsp
juice of 1 lemon
oil for deep frying
Ingredients for Batter
1 cup
gram flour/besan flour/chickpea flour
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
1/4 tsp
chilli powder
water as needed

Mash the potatoes then add the salt, red chilli powder and lemon and mix together. Taste and adjust if needed, then shape into small balls and set aside.

In a bowl, add the gram flour, salt, garlic paste and chilli powder. Then slowly add water a little at a time while stirring or whisking until you have a smooth and runny batter. Not too watery, there should be a bit of thickness to it. (You can add a bit of egg white into this mix to help the gram flour stick together and gives the potatoes a proper coating during frying, this is optional though).

Heat oil in a deep wok or frying pan. When hot, dip and roll each potato ball into the gram flour batter to coat then gently put this into the hot oil and fry until nice and golden. Remove into a strainer then place on tissues/kitchen towels to blot out excess oil.

Serve hot with Coconut chutney or Tamarind chutney.


how much would this serve??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

It will serve 3-4 people.