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Stuffed Potatoes Snack 1

Bharwa Aloo

Mamta Gupta

This is a simple finger food is a common food served at Indian parties/weddings where waiters carry a plate of stuffed potatoes around, along with napkins. People help themselves. You can serve them on their own or with a Chutney or chilli sauce. For serving with cocktails/drinks, potatoes should small, each half making one mouthful. They can be prepared in advance up to the stage before oven cooking. Stuffing can vary, using different cheeses and vegetables, even fish, meat or chicken. A handful of boiled, spiced peas also taste nice.

Ingredients

  • 500 gm. medium sized potatoes

  • 1 red onion, medium sized, peeled and chopped

  • 1 medium sized tomato, de-seeded and chopped

  • 1 green chilli, chopped finely

  • Salt to taste

  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala or mixed spice (you can use black pepper alone)

  • 1 tbsp. chopped coriander leaves

  • 1 few coriander leaves for garnish

  • 1 blob of butter for each potato half (you can use parmesan or other cheeses instead)

Instructions

  1. Boil potatoes in their skin until done. You can steam them in a microwave for 8-10 minutes. Time varies according to the power of your microwave.

  2. Cool, peel* and half each potato.

  3. Scoop the inside out with a melon baler.

  4. Place scooped potato, chopped onion, ginger, tomatoes, chilli, salt, garam masala/black pepper, chopped coriander leaves in a bowl and mix.

  5. Divide it equally between each potato half and fill. It should be raised a little above the edge of the potato. Top with butter/cheese and cook in a hot oven at 180-200�C, 350-380�F, Gas mark 4-5, until butter melts, potatoes are heated through and beginning to turn brown�ish.

  6. Serve hot with Green Mango Chutney or Imli Chutney or Chilli Sauce.

Notes

  • *You can leave the skin on potatoes if they are new potatoes. If I you live in India, be careful to wash them well, potatoes are often covered in colour/mud to make them look like a different, more expensive variety.

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