These tasty South Indian snacks are served with a wonderful, slightly spicy coconut chutney.


  • For Batter:

  • Gram Flour / Besan / Kadalai Mavu-1 cup

  • Rice flour-1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Baking powder-1 tsp

  • Ginger Garlic Paste-1 tblspn

  • Turmeric powder-1 tsp

  • Red Chilli powder-1 tsp

  • Water as needed

  • For Filling:

  • Potato-2 boiled and mashed

  • Onion-1 chopped

  • Green chilli-1 chopped

  • Ginger-1 tblspn minced

  • Curry leaves-1 spring

  • Mustard seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp

  • Cumin seeds / Jeera-1 tsp

  • Chilli powder-1 tsp

  • Turmeric powder / Manjal podi-1 tsp

  • Coriander leaves-for garnishing

  • Lemon juice-to taste

  • Oil-1 tsp+for deep frying


  • 1.

    First make up the filling.Heat oil in a kadai.Add in mustard and cumin seeds to it and let it splatter.

  • 2.

    Add in green chilli,ginger,curry leaves and mix well.Throw in onions and sauté for 3 min.

  • 3.

    Add in red chilli powder,turmeric powder and mix well.Now add in the boiled mashed potatoes and mix everything together.

  • 4.

    Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice and mix well.

  • 5.

    Let this cool down..Divide this into equal portions and form smalls out of it.

  • 6.

    Heat oil for deep frying.

  • 7.

    Now make the batter by mixing gram flour,rice flour,ginger garlic paste,salt,baking powder,turmeric powder,chilli powder along with water and form a smooth paste out of it.

  • 8.

    Dip the potato ball in the batter and deep fry in heated oil till golden on both sides.

  • 9.

    Serve hot with coconut chutney.

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