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Spicy Potato Balls

For the batter
150g baisen flour (gram flour)
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp chilli powder
150ml cold water

For the Filling
500g potato boiled and mashed
2 green chilli finely chopped
¼ inch fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp sultanas
1 tbsp desiccated coconut
2 sprigs fresh coriander, chopped


Sift the flour salt and baking powder into the bowl.

Add the chilli and sufficient water to make a smooth batter.

Beat well and set aside.
To make the filling mix together the mashed potato, chilli, ginger, slat, cumin powder, sugar, sesame seeds, lemon juice, sultanas, coconut and fresh coriander and mix them thoroughly.
Pour ½ teaspoon oil into the palm of your hand and rub it in.
Then divide the filling into about 20 small balls and dip them into the batter.
Heat the oil in a pan - 170C until a drop of batter rises quickly and turns crisp.
Fry a few at a time placing them gently into the heated oil.
Fry for 1 minute and remove with a slotted spoon and put them on a platter.
The first layer of the platter may be covered with kitchen paper.

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