Thursday, October 29, 2009

Potato Rolls

This tea time snack is a tasty alternative for those who love kebabs but are vegetarian.


  • 2 big potato (boiled and mashed)
  • 1 cup grated cottage cheese (paneer)
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 green chili chopped fine
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped fine
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chopped cashew nuts
  • 1 cup bread crumbs for coating
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


  • Mix paneer and boiled mashed potato well. Add breadcrumbs, corn flour, chopped green chili, ginger grated, chopped coriander leaves, black pepper powder, salt and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Knead the potato mix (dough) well until it is smooth and soft.
  • Now apply some oil on your palms and put some of the potato mix in the cupped palm of your hand, and form it into a hollowed cup about size of half a lemon. Put some of the chopped cashews in the potato cup, and cover with the potato mix around it to make a ball. Roll the ball between the palms to make a smooth small cylinder (potato rolls). Roll each cylinder in breadcrumb and refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan or kadhai on medium heat and fry the potato rolls until light brown.
  • Serve with chutney or ketchup of your choice.

Do You Know?

Deep frying is a cooking method in which food is submerged in hot oil or fat. Overheating or over-using the frying oil leads to formation of toxic compounds such as acrylamide (from starchy foods).

There is evidence that exposure to large doses can cause damage to the male reproductive glands. Direct exposure to pure acrylamide by inhalation, skin absorption, or eye contact irritates the exposed mucous membrane. It can also cause sweating, urinary incontinence, nausea, speech disorders, numbness and weakened legs and hands.

In addition, the acrylamide monomer is a potent neurotoxin, causing the disassembly or rearrangement of intermediate filaments.

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