Aloo Kurkure

Aloo Kurkure

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Mint-flavoured potato mash dipped in a typical flour batter, coated with powdered beaten rice, and deep-fried till temptingly crisp. Hear the crunchy poha crackle as you drain these on absorbent paper, and be tempted to take a bite even before you finish frying the remaining balls! indeed, this is a delectable snack that has both a traditional and modern hue, satisfying both young and old. Serve the aloo kurkure balls hot, with sweet and sour sauce or a chutney of your choice.

Aloo Kurkure recipe - How to make Aloo Kurkure

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 kurkures
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1 cup boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
1/2 cup chopped mint leaves (phudina)
1/2 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/2 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
1/3 cup plain flour (maida)
1/3 cup beaten rice (poha) , coarsely ground
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
sweet and sour sauce

  1. Combine the potatoes, mint leaves, green chillies, cumin seeds powder, lemon juice and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and shape them into round balls. Keep aside.
  3. Combine the plain flour with a little water to make a thick and smooth paste and keep aside.
  4. Dip each potato ball in the flour paste and then roll in powdered rice flakes till they are evenly coated from all the sides.
  5. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the potato balls a few at a time till they are golden brown in colour from all sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
  6. Serve hot with sweet and sour sauce.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per kurkure
Energy76 cal
Protein1.3 g
Carbohydrates10.7 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat3.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.6 mg
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Aloo Kurkure
 on 21 Aug 18 10:19 AM

Hi. I wanted to check - is there an alternative for maida in this receipe - can I use bread crumbs or aara aata?
Tarla Dalal
21 Aug 18 03:44 PM
   Hi Binju, You can coat them with breadcrumbs instead of rice flakes. An alternative for maida can be cornflour. You can add some in the mixture and also coat with cornflour and deep fry. It won''t give a similar texture though.
Aloo Kurkure
 on 02 Jun 16 06:02 AM

I tried and it came out so nice
Tarla Dalal
02 Jun 16 12:09 PM
   Hi Triveni , we are delighted you loved the Aloo Kurkure recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Aloo Kurkure
 on 28 Oct 15 03:09 PM

Love this recipe.
Tarla Dalal
29 Oct 15 12:05 PM
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Aloo Kurkure
 on 27 Aug 12 02:14 PM

Very simple with minimum ingredients and tastes just awesome. To enjoy it completely have it hot.
Aloo Kurkure
 on 08 Jun 11 01:31 PM

Veri,veri...veri tasty and crunchy.Just loved the mint flavour and the crunchy poha coating.
Aloo Kurkure
 on 06 Dec 10 05:56 PM

These are potato cutlets with a twist... and a wonderful twist! its really crispy and crunchy because of the coating and the aloo is chatpata and soft! Loved the flavours. It doesn't feel heavy in spite frying! :)