These savoury treats are great for any gathering. We tend to make them more during the month of Ramadan ( which is now) to eat as a starter before the main meal. This is tradition, every family has its own way of doing things. But savoury treats are more common in Muslim families during Ramadan. After a day of fasting, you have some delicious treats to look forward to.
I use the same batter mix for both these savoury treats.
8 Tbls of gram flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
Water to mix
Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl, add water slowly and until, the consistency is should be like pancake batter, not too thick, just enough to coat the potato
For the mashed potato bhajis
Boil and mash 2-3 potatoes with 1/2 tsp salt, drain
Add 1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp vinegar
Mash all together and make into small balls.
Heat some oil in a small wok, coat the balls in the batter and fry until golden.
For the sliced potato bhajis, peel and slice 2-3 potatoes lengthways, slicing them quite thin. Using the same batter mix, coat each slice and fry until golden.
Till next time