POTATO SEMOLINA BITES

As we are in second half of 2021 , we pray and hope we can lead a normal life without the masks and not the new normal as we all call it.It has been a long time since we had a get together or a picnic with family and friends. We can cherish our memories reminiscing through the old photos . It makes me so Nostalgic. We have school holidays during summer and we would often head out for a picnic with a group of friends and family.

Some Facts about Picnic:

  • Picnic is a wonderful idea to meet friends and family with some yummy outdoor food.
  • The word ‘picnic’ stems from the French word ‘pique-nique’
  • Some Camp out for days or go hunting too.
  • Here we have a day picnic from morning till late evening.
  • Schools organize Picnics too
  • After the meal, people often play games and sports, for example, playing catch, badminton and Frisbee or some other card games.
  • We can even play music and sing songs.
  • A great escape from the daily routine and helps us to relax and enjoy some valuable time with friends and family.

Ingredients for Potato Semolina Bites:

  • Boiled Potatoes: I have medium size potatoes. You can replace it with sweet potatoes or raw banana. Mash it nicely and ensure there are no lumps.
  • Fresh Coriander: Gives a nice aroma and good to add some greens to the dish.
  • Fine Semolina : Binds well and gives a nice crunch in every bite.
  • Rice Flour: Adds crispiness to the potato semolina bites.
  • Red Chilli Flakes : Adds a mild spice kick to the dish.
  • Jeera / Cumin: I love adding this whole spice as it adds so much flavor.
  • Chaat Masala: Perfect Masala to balance all the flavors and enhance the taste.
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder: Give a nice red colour and mild heat to the dish.
  • Coriander Powder :It is rich in anti oxidants and an importatnt ingredient for this dish.
  • Grated Ginger: Adding fresh grated ginger imparts a nice flavor and i good for digestion too.
  • Onion: Gives a nice crunch to the potato semolina bites.
  • Pepper Powder: I have used coarse black pepper powder here.
  • Salt : I have used himalayan pink salt. You can use your normal salt.
  • Oil : I have used sunflower oil. You can use any Odorless oil.

Recipe for Potato Semolina Bites:

  • Author: Preethi Prasad
  • Prep Time : 10 Mins
  • Cook Time : 20 Mins
  • Total Time : 30 mins
  • Course : Snacks
  • Cuisine : Indian

Equipment Used:

  • Frying Pan
  • Spatula
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Chopping Board
  • Knife
  • Grater

Ingredients for Potato Semolina Bites:

  • 3 Medium Size Boiled Potatoes grated
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Fresh Coriander
  • 2 Tbsp Fine Semolina
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
  • 1.5 Tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1″ Grated Ginger
  • 1 Big Onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for shallow frying

Method:

  • In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients except oil.
  • Nicely mash and mix all the ingredients until you get a dough like texture.
  • Divide the dough into equal number of balls.
  • Take a ball of dough and flatten it and shape the edges to ensure there are no cracks.
  • Repeat the process for the balance dough balls.
  • Heat oil in a frying Pan.
  • Shallow fry each flattened disk on medium flame until both the sides are nice golden brown.
  • Transfer the contents to a kitchen towel to absorb excess oil if any.
  • These Potato semolina bites are crisp on the outside and soft inside.
  • Serve them with any sauce, green chutney or red chutney as per your choice.
  • Perfect to serve as snacks, starters, pack for snack box for school and even for Picnics.
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16 thoughts on “POTATO SEMOLINA BITES”

  1. love how the humble potato transforms itself to a picnic-worthy snack. the addition of rava is so good here, I would like to make this using raw banana given the family’s dietary (CURRENT) restrictions 🙂

  2. Lovely treat and so easy to make also. Potato Semolina Bites are perfect for picnics. You are so right the world is slowly trying to get back to normal. We are lucky that we are able to sit in open spaces like parks and enjoy a picnic but in small groups.

  3. Potato semolina bites are perfect for picnics, parties. Simple to make yer delicious. Definitely as we limp back to normal I hope we can make and enjoy them with friends.

  4. Potato semolina bites are perfect for picnics, parties. Simple to make yer delicious. Definitely as we limp back to normal I hope we can make and enjoy them with friends

  5. Potato semolina bites looks so crisp spicy and mouthwatering. Loved this easy to make and delicious bites. Really its a long time we didn’t enjoy such picnic and parties. Hope everything become normal again.

  6. Such a lovely treat for potato lovers like me and they looks so crispy. These bites are perfect for picnics and small get together at home. I loved your style of presentation in picnic basket!

  7. The Potato Semolina Bites look super crispy and utterly delicious! We love potatoes in our house, so I’m sure we would love these. I would be thrilled if I could have these bites during a picnic.

  8. Potato semolina bites have turned out perfect. Outer shell is nice and crisp perfect for picnic or evening snack.

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