Aloo chop ….hmmm…I don’t know why ‘chop’ is attached to this dish name,only potential reasoning I can think of it,’this dish is so YUMMY,people tend to ‘chomp’ it down quickly.Silly you think..’Aloo’ is hindi for ‘potato’.Growing up,my mom made it for us as evening snack.It is also one of the favorite thing to entertain with your visiting neighbors and friends.Yup,part of Indian hospitality.
Well,my Indian food loving friend Stacey came over for playdate and our plan was to make baked Samosa that day,we both have been talking about for so long.So we did but it wasn’t the winner surprisingly.
I had little bit of filling left from Samosa’s but not enough dough to go around.Then I noticed I had two slices of bread left.Perfect I thought.And ‘Aloo Chop‘ came to life,more than a decade later,I got the chance to make it.Funny thing is, we ended up liking it more than Samosas.So when we had playdate again,’Aloo chop’ is what we agreed on.It is less labor intensive then Samosa and really yummy.Try it out for yourself.
- Potato is a star ingredient of this dish.It does not need support from other vegetable to sustain itself :-).Though,I have always felt cauliflower and peas are best buddies together and when they join potatoes in a filling as such, they shine wonderfully.Not to mention,healthy fibres they add to this dish.
- You can use this filling for ‘Aloo Paratha’, Samosa, Veggie puffs, Sandwich filling etc.
- You can fill it up with anything you want.Make sure your filling is very fine,minced and completely cooked.
- If you are like me,I can just eat the filling with plain yogurt and call it ‘Yogurt Raita’.Genius ha !