Start your party off with this simple and perfect appetizer!! No fancy ingredients- pretty simple and easy to make. Boiled and mashed potatoes are combined with poha (flattened rice), paneer and spices to prepare these irresistibly delicious cocktail snacks. A crowd pleaser recipe which will garnish you praises at your next dinner.
Poha – flattened rice is soaked in water till its soft. Strain it through a strainer. Let it sit in the strainer for a while till all the water has drained off, then crumble it with your hands. It should feel dry before you add it to the mashed potatoes- if there is water in poha it will make the potatoes watery and difficult to bind.
The mixture should be very dry and knead it like a dough – very smooth and lump free. Before you start adding potato balls to oil make sure the oil is hot enough- otherwise the potatoes will disintegrate in oil messing up the whole recipe.
TIP – In case your balls are still disintegrating in oil – no worries – roll them in wheat flour and then shake off all the excess flour. It should just have a light dusting of flour over it. This will prevent the potato balls from breaking up.
Ready to make an impression on your guest – let’s begin with Cocktail snack – Potato Balls…