Spicy Indian Potato Balls with Fresh Coriander Chutney

Ingredients

Potato filling

  • 2 pounds potatoes, scrubbed, rough skin peeled away and coarsely chopped
  • Olive oil or ghee
  • 1 inch length of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 fresh red chiles, thinly sliced
  • 1 dried red chile, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Large handful of radish greens (or other spicy green, like arugula, mustard, collards or kale)
  • 4 scallions, washed, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • Handful of fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • Juice from 1 medium lime

Fried potato balls

  • About 2 cups potato filling
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups panko or other fine breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • A few grinds freshly ground black pepper
  • A dash or two of cayenne pepper
  • Oil or ghee for frying

Fresh coriander chutney

  • 1 medium bunch fresh cilantro (coriander), tender stems included
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon  lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper or other green chile
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Preparation

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