Go crazy with a nutritious spud snack ‘Potato mint pear’

Published : 06 Feb 2018, 18:17

Jagoroniya Desk

Enjoy making and relishing richly mashed and crispy fried snack and make the weekend an event with your loved ones.

Potato is a root vegetable. It is the most common food source used worldwide. It is a very good source of vitamin B6, manganese, copper, vitamin C, potassium, phosphorous, niacin, dietary fibre and pantothenic acid. It lacks cholesterol too.

Boiled potatoes         4
Onions                      2 (finely chopped)
Garlic                        1 tsp
Bread crums             2 bread pieces
Cornflour paste         1 tbsp cornflour + 1 tbsp water
Refined white flour    1/2 tbsp
Cornflour powder      1/2 tbsp
Green chillies             2 (finely chopped)
Mint leaves                 7 – 8 (finely chopped)
Green coriander         7 – 8 leaves (finely chopped)
Salt                            1 tsp (levelled)
Chilli powder              1/2 tsp
Garam masala           1/2 tsp
Tamarind powder       1/2 tsp

Ingredients for coriander mint sauce

Fresh coriander             100 gms
Fresh mint leaves          50 gms
Salt                                1/2 tsp
Lemon juice                   3 tsp

To make this sauce grind all the ingredients in a grinder and make fine paste.


  • Mash boiled potatoes properly.
  • Add mint leaves, coriander leaves, crushed garlic, chopped onions,  cornflour powder, refined flour and all the spices in it. Mix them well and make a dough.
  • Make small round balls.Make a hole in the center and press the edges to give a cup shape.
  • Grease the inner walls of cup with the green sauce.
  • Make another ball and place it inside the cup.
  • Seal it giving a nice shape of a pear gently.
  • Dip it in cornflour paste and roll on bread crums.
  • Deep fry, air fry or grill it.
  • Insert a mint leaf on the top and serve hot with a chilled drink.

Potatoes contain wealth of health benefits that make them more tempting to eat.They fight heart diseases, cancer, control diabetes and  strengthen bones.Now get set and go for a different delicious snack and make your weekend special.

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