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Vegan Indian Recipes - Starters and Snacks
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Potato Cakes (Aloo Roti)

I think these sound terrific from the wonderful book Favorite Indian Food by Diane Seed.
This homely bread is simple to make, and served with a bowl of soup it makes a satisfying lunch or supper.

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 fresh hot green chile peppers
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • vegetable oil for frying
Boil the potatoes in their skins, drain well and peel.
Work in a food processor with the flour, salt, seeded and chopped chile peppers, coriander and melted butter to make a soft dough.
Be careful not to over-process to the point of the dough becoming a paste that sticks to the processor bowl.

Leave in a warm place for about half an hour.
Divide into six portions and roll out each to form a disc about 6 inches in diameter.
These breads can either be cooked on an oiled heavy griddle or lightly fried until each side is nicely brown.
Makes 6.