Thursday, August 2, 2012

Aloo Chop/Potato Dumplings

Hi, in this post i will tell u how to prepare Aloo Chop. Its a famous fry usually found in Eastern part of india with the name chop while in Maharashtra they call it vada yes you are right it is the one that we find in the vada paw. For many its the day meal while for others its a satisfying evening refreshment. And for people like my mummy and my hubby its time for joy cooking and eating chops. In west bengal people will smash and mix the chop with puffed rice locally known as Mudhi again it becomes a stomach filling dish. And as a street food it helps thousands of people to keep on running who does not have time to prepare food. My father always use to tease me whenever i used to cry with a bengoli song that meant duaghter dont cry i will buy u a chop "Chela kandish nai chop kine dibo". I have so many memorable moments associated with this chop. Lets have the recipie.


  • Potato- 5 medium size(boiled)
  • onion- 2 medium size(finely chopped)
  • celery/coriander leaves- (finely chopped)
  • Zeera/cumin-1 tea spoon
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tea spoon
  • Besan/gram powder- 1/2 cup
  • Ajwain-1 tea spoon
  • green chilies- finely chopped
  • Pea nuts- fried
  • oil for frying
  • Salt as per taste


  • Mash the boiled potatoes
  • Add salt, green chilies,zeera, ajwain,peanuts, celery,onion to the mashed potatoes.
  • Now make small balls out of this
  • heat oil in a pan for frying
  • Take besan in a bowl .To this add salt and water. Prepare paste such that its neither too thin nor too thick.
  • to this paste dip the potato balls and deep fry them.
Serve hot with green chutney,sauce or with any chutney...

Happy cooking :-)
Thanks and keep cooking and enjoying :-)

By: Sushmita Pandit