Friday, January 7, 2011

Basic Potato Stuffing

This is the basic stuffing which can be used for making a variety of snacks. Stuffed bread sandwiches, Aloo puffs, bread roll all use this filling. Regarding the green chili and ginger paste; I usually make it in bulk and store it in the fridge. Just remove the stalks of the chilies and skin the ginger. Chop into large pieces and pulse it in a blender till it resembles a fine paste. You can then use it as and when required in curries and snacks and anything else you want to add a zing to. Here is how the versatile potato filling is made...

Ingredients:

4 large potatoes
1 small onion (white or red)
1 heaping teaspoon green chili and ginger paste
1/2 teaspoon garam masala (I use Badshah brand)
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin-coriander powder (dhania jeera)
1 tablespoon oil
1/3 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon amchur - optional
2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
Salt

Boil the potatoes, de-skin and mash well. Heat oil in a wok, add mustard and cumin seeds. When they start to crackle, add onions, green chili and ginger paste. Saute on medium till onions are translucent. Add the mashed potatoes, spices, salt, coriander and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning.
This can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days. In the coming days, I will be posting recipes using this filling.

15 comments:

Priya said...

Definitely a useful post for most of us, i do the same way too..

Priya Sreeram said...

good one !

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Yummy filling...

Lyndsey said...

This is great! I am going to try it. I never thought of making my own ginger garlic or chile paste before...I don't know why not! My jar is almost empty so I'll keep the jar and make my own thanks to you! :D

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very nice looking and colorful potato stuffing.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sayali said...

great one..i make it same way...i also use crushed curry leaves

healthdurbar com said...

this is a useful information...can be used across many foods

Madhavi said...

Ahhhhh,,yummmmmm!!

Mrs K said...

Very intelligent post,I do this all the time for its multiple uses in more or less the same way sometimes with a little variation. This comes in very handy in my house,as my daughter loves aloo parantha's and aloo sandwich. Very thoughful of you to have posted this:)!!!

Veggie Hut said...

I love this potato stuffing.. regarding the event..i m not accepting cakes n cookies.. sorry abt that..

cheers

Divya Vikram said...

Versatile recipe.

Nisa Homey said...

Hi there...first time here....very useful post and lovely space.

SS blogs here said...

Looks like I have missed a lot here! Good to see so much activity here! Happy New Year!






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey,

Beautifully expalined...:)Lovely stuffing...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Sarah Naveen said...

nice recipe..looks so delicious..

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