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Potato Chops (Alu Ki Tikiya)
From: Kate Pugh

Here's another recipe under the broad heading of "potato curry" - basically a spiced potato rissole. Lovely as a snack or as part of an Indian meal.
Yield: 12 "chops"

  • 1 1/2 lb Potatoes, boiled & mashed
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Garam masala -OR- 1/2 ts Ground cumin -AND- 1/2 ts Ground coriander
  • 1 tb Chopped fresh coriander -- (US = cilantro)
  • 1 sm Onion, very finely chopped
  • 2 Green chillies, finely -- chopped
  • 1/2 ts Grated fresh ginger root
  • Oil spray for cooking
CONVERSIONS: 1 lb = 16 oz = 450 g; ABBREVIATIONS: ts = teaspoon, tb = tablespoon, sm = small

Mix all ingredients (except oil spray) together well. Divide into portions (as many as specified in "yield") and shape each into a thick flat round.

Heat a large frying pan (skillet). Spray with a little oil or grease lightly. Cook 3-4 potato cakes at a time, depending on how large the pan is.

Do for about 5 minutes on each side until golden - DO NOT disturb them until the 5 minutes is up or you will spoil the crust. When they have been cooking 5 minutes try and lift them gently with a spatula. Lift rather than scrape, and flip over, remembering that they will still be very soft in the middle.

If you like, use another spatula placed over the top of the chop to keep it together whilst turning over.

Keep them warm in the oven at a moderate heat (375 F, 190 C, Gas 5) while you cook the others.