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Potato 65

Potato 65 is a spicy, deep fried battered potato cubes flavoured with red chillies,curry leaves and tossed in yogurt based sauce.
Potato 65 is an adapted recipe of chicken 65 for vegetarians. It is usually served as starter, some people prefer to have it as side dish along with roti or chapathi. 
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 portions

Ingredients

1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp = 15ml

    Nuts free

      For battered potato

      • 1 cup Potato peeled, cut into cubes
      • 1/3 cup Corn Flour
      • 2 tbsp Plain Flour
      • 1/4 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
      • Oil for deep frying
      • As required Salt
      • 1/3 cup Water

      For seasoning

      • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
      • 1 tsp Garlic finely chopped
      • 2 Red Chillies broken
      • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
      • Few Curry Leaves
      • 2 tbsp Yogurt
      • 1 tbsp Coriander chopped
      • As required Salt
      • 2 tbsp Oil

      Instructions

      • In a bowl add corn flour, plain flour, salt, kashmiri chilli powder,water and mix well to make a medium thick batter. 
      • Heat oil in a pan, once hot dip potatoes in batter and deep fry.
      • Stir occasionally and turn once or twice for even browning.
      • Fry until battered potatoes turn crisp, drain over kitchen towel.
      • For seasoning, in a second pan heat 2 tbsp of oil on medium flame, once hot add cumin seeds  and allow it to crackle.
      • Now add red chillies followed by curry leaves, garlic. Sauté for a minute or until red chillies release strong aroma.
      • Reduce the flame to low setting, add yoghurt, kashmiri red chilli powder mix well  and cook for couple of minutes or until all the spices blends with yogurt.
      • Now add salt, fried potatoes toss well until potatoes are well coated with yogurt based sauce.
      • Finally add coriander, toss it and turn off the flame.
      • Hot, spicy and delicious Potato 65 is ready to relish.....

      Video

      Notes

      Kashmiri red chilli powder gives nice and bright colour to the dish. It is not necessary to use artificial colouring agent.
      Adjust red chillies and chilli powder as per your preferred spice levels.
      Allow cumin to crackle before adding rest of the ingredients.
      Add finely chopped onions in seasoning for added flavour (I  just forgot to add in the video).