Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Spicy Potato Fritters with Fresh Tomato Chutney

Chopstick Cinema

This Week's Film: Before the Rains
Cuisine: Indian

These tasty treats are made from one of the many enticing recipes in Grains, Greens, and Grated Coconuts, an Indian cookbook by Ammini Ramachandran. They are filled with spiced mashed potatoes, the batter coating is made from chickpea flour, and the condiment is a spicy tomato chutney.

What makes these little croquettes so special is that they are really easy to make, and although they are deep-fried, the batter fries up light and golden brown without a hint of greasy residue. The balance of spices is perfect and the tomato chutney is just the right cumin-laced condiment.

For further information on Ammini Ramachandran and her cookbook, visit her website at

Here is a link to the Recipe and Photo on ThingsAsian. For questions or comments send e-mail to cheiter at thingsasian dot com