8-10 very large green chillies
Oil for Deep Frying
1 cup besan (gram flour [chick pea flour])
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 pinches soda bicarb
Salt as per taste
1 tbsp. hot oil
4 large potatoes, boiled, peeled, mashed
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp red chilli powder
2 tsp amchoor powder (mango powder)
3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
Mix all the ingredients of the filling
Divide into 8-10 parts (depending on chillies)
Slit green chilies and remove the seeds.
Stuff the green chilli by 1/2 of each part and cover the chilli with remaining 1/2
Repeat for all the chillies
Mix all ingredients of batter to form a dip thick enough to thickly coat back of a spoon.
Heat the oil for deep frying
Dip the green chillies into batter
Gradually let chillies into the hot oil. Deep fry till golden brown, turning as required.
Fry 2-3 in a batch. Drain
Cut into half and serve with chutney
Makes: 16-20 pieces
Making time: 45 mins
*Try adding mashed carrot, mustard seeds and chopped green beans to the potato mash.