Fried Potato Dumplings Recipe

Servings: 16 dumplings


  • 3 potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilis, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp black gram
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice
  •   curry leaves
  • 3/4 cup gram flour
  • 1.5 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp asafetida
  • 1 tbsp hot oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  •   salt
  •   oil


  1. Heat oil in a pan and crackle the mustard seeds. Add black gram and fry, until it turns brown.
  2. Add chopped onion, curry leaves and green chilli and cook until the onion becomes soft, no need to brown it.
  3. Add turmeric powder and cook for 1 minute, remove from fire. Let cool for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add cooked onion mixture, salt and lemon juice to mashed potatoes. Mix well.
  5. Make balls of equal size from the potato mixture.


  1. Mix together besan, rice flour, chilli powder, asafetida, hot oil, baking soda and salt.
  2. Add ½ - ¾ cup water and make a thick batter. The consistency of the batter should be medium thick.
  3. Heat oil in a deep and wide pan. When the oil becomes really hot, reduce the flame to low-medium.
  4. Dip poatato balls in the batter and fry in the hot oil. Flip the balls after a min or two. Fry until it becomes golden brown in colour.
  5. Serve hot with tomato ketchup and chutney



Green chiles


Mustard seed


Lemon juice

Curry leaves

Rice flour

Chili powder


Baking soda


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