I love appetizers! According to Madhur Jaffrey, "This is an adaptation of a street-side snack to be found in different forms all over North India". Street-side snack food certainly sounds interesting, definitely one of the attraction when we visit a foreign country, and to me, a definite must-try! So since I don't see myself visiting India just yet, I'll just have to try it at home for the time being.
This is very easy to make. I use only 2 medium sized potatoes, adjust the rest of the ingredients accordingly to your taste. The whole potatoes are boiled ahead of time, left for about 2 hours to cool, then peel and dice.
Mix the potatoes gently with all the other ingredients, adjusting the salt and lemon juice to your taste.
Very nice, love the soury taste of the lemon juice and the soft potatoes coated with the cumin, pepper and bits of coriander.
Serve this appetizer with toothpicks.
Perfect for a get-together party, or just have it all to yourself!
Please do visit I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC) to view the different appetizers my friends are making.
I'm sharing this too with :
Sour Potatoes (Khatte Aloo)
(adapted from "100 Essential Curries", Madhur Jaffrey)
7 medium-sized potatoes, boiled ahead of time, and set aside for at least 2 hours to cool
1-1/2 teaspoons salt or to taste
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice or to taste
2 teaspoons ground roasted cumin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh green coriander
Peel the cooled potatoes and dice them into 1cm (1/2 inch) cubes. Place in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Check to see if salt and lemon juice are in correct proportions. To serve, place the potatoes on a platter accompanied by toothpicks. Serve with drinks.