In the average Indian home, snacks are meant to be served to guests or had at tea-time. The munching of snacks – usually processed ones - at any time and at any place is still largely a phenomenon of the upper middle class and the wealthy. Moreover, a number of snacks among the Indian food are still made from scratch at home.
2 - 3 medium-sized potatoes
Onions, finely chopped
Jeera powder (cumin powder)
Chopped green chillies
Oil for frying
Boil the potatoes with two eggs. Cool the boiled potatoes and the eggs. Peel the skin off the potatoes and then mash them with the eggs. In a pan heat some oil and fry the chopped onions along with the green chillies till they are golden brown. To this, add salt, dhania, jeera powder and turmeric. Add the fried onions to the mashed egg-potato mixture. Taste for salt. Make small balls of the egg-potato mixture. Break the unboiled egg into a bowl and take some bread crumbs in another plate. Coat the balls first with the egg and then with the bread crumbs. In a pan, heat some oil and fry the balls till they are golden brown.
Serve hot with tea or any drink.