Navatri is a great celebration of the divine power of Goddess Durga. Navratri not only means worshiping the Goddess and keeping fast to attain her blessings, but it is also a celebration where friends and family come together to rejoice. All Vrats follow some strict rules about what all the worshiper is allowed to eat among other rituals. Navratri fasting also has its specific rules and like any other fasting is a very healthy way to eat right and detoxify your body to get overall health benefits.
However, if you think that you really crave some fried delicacy while following the Navratri fast, then this recipe is just for you. This healthy and tasty Batata Puri recipe is not only made with ingredients that are allowed to consume during a vrat but is also full of flavors and texture. It is going to make you full, but leave you asking for more.
So, without further ado, let’s jump-start the recipe.
- 1 Cup soaked tapioca pearls or sago
- ½ Cup crushed, roasted peanuts
- 4 Medium sized boiled potatoes
- 2 Tablespoons of finely chopped coriander leaves
- 1 Tablespoon of green chili and ginger paste
- ½ Lemon juice
- ½ Teaspoon sugar
- Rock salt or black salt to taste
- Cooking oil for deep fry
- In a bowl mash the boiled potatoes till it is completely lumped free.
- With the mashed potatoes, mix in the soaked tapioca pearls, crushed peanut powder, coriander leaves, chili-ginger paste, lemon juice and mash them up very nicely in order to combine them thoroughly
- Season it with sugar and salt and mix thoroughly again to get a nice dough.
- Now, divide this mixture into equal portions. Take each portion and flatten it on a greased plate or banana leaf, to make a small round patty shape.
- In a thick bottom pan, heat oil and deep fry each of these roundels till they become crisp and get a golden brown color.
- Serve hot with some seasoned curd or chili-coriander chutney.