How to make Olive And Potato Balls -

Crispy and crunchy olive and potato balls.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Green Olives (हरे ऑलिव/जैतून), Potato (आलू)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Olive And Potato Balls

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Olive And Potato Balls Recipe

  • Green Olives 5

  • Potato 5

  • Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed 4 medium

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Garlic 5 cloves

  • Fresh basil leaves 12-15

  • Pine nuts(chilgoza) 1 tablespoon

  • Parmesan cheese grated 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Onion 2 medium

  • Extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 teaspoon

  • Bread crumbs 3/4 cup


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai Roughly chop green and black olives. Chop garlic, basil leaves and pine nuts. Place all these in a bowl, add Parmesan cheese, half the mashed potatoes and mix well. Set aside. Place the remaining potatoes in another bowl, add salt and mix well. Finely chop onions. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté till soft.

Step 2

Add this to the potatoes in the second bowl and mix. Add 2 tsps refined flour and mix. Shape the potato-olive mixture into small marble sized balls and cover them with the potato-onion mixture. Roll into smooth balls. Mix 2 tbsps refined flour and a little salt with a little water to make a thick batter.

Step 3

Dip the potato balls in the flour batter, roll in breadcrumbs and slide into hot oil. Deep fry till golden and crisp. (If the balls break, then coat them in flour batter and breadcrumbs again.) Drain on absorbent paper and serve with a sauce of your choice.

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