What is it? A gold coin! Bread cut into a large coin, stuffed with mashed potatoes, battered and fried into golden goodness. Then topped with colorful veggies, cilantro and crunchy golden lentil crisps.. just melt in your mouth deliciousness.
When my sisters and I were in school, Mom would make this for Sunday morning brunch, and OMG we couldn't get enough of it. Give it a try, you wont regret it.
What you need: Makes 12 gold coins
12 large slices of white or whole wheat bread
For the potato filling:
4 medium potatoes (Potatoes vary by size, so boiled and mashed to make 2 cups of mashed potato.)
Pinch of turmeric
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
Juice of 1/2 lime
For the batter:
1 cup of white wheat flour/maida
2 cups of cold water and a few teaspoons more
Pinch of salt
4 cups of vegetable or canola oil to deep fry
For the garnish:
1 cup tomato ketchup
2 cups finely diced onion
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 cup finely chopped cilantro
2 cups of crunchy Haldirams Aloo Bhujia / Sev (You can find it at the Indian store)
Boil, peel and mash the potatoes with turmeric, chili powder, salt and lime juice. Dive it equally into 12 round portions and set aside.
Prepare the dipping batter by combining flour, salt and cold water in a large shallow bowl. Stir it well with an egg beater until the batter is smooth without lumps. Set aside.
Place a deep fry pan on the stove and pour in the oil. Let it warm up on medium heat. While it heats up, prep the bread.
Use a large round cookie cutter and cut the bread slices into large rounds, removing the crumbs to resemble coins.
Place a mashed potato round on one side of the bread and gently spread it to cover one side. Repeat to cover all the 14 slices.
Check to see if the oil is ready to use by pouring a few drops of the batter into it. If teh batter sizzles up right away, we are good to start deep frying.
Dip the stuffed bread in the batter, and immerse it completely so the entire bread is covered in batter.
Gently slide the bread into the fryer, immersing the mashed potato side facing down to hit the oil first.
Let it cook for about 2 minutes and flip it over when it is golden brown. Once both sides are golden. remove it on to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
Flip the mashed potato side to the top and start garnishing.
Spread a spoon of ketchup on the top. Sprinkle a little onion, tomato and cilantro. Lastly top it off with a generous serving of Haldirams Aloo Bhujia/Sev. Doesn't it look mouthwatering? Dive in and take a bite when its warm, enjoy!