Since I was in Nepal, I love a lot of Indian and Nepali food. This was one of our favourites in the yoga resort where I did my 200h Yoga Teacher Training. The food was great and there was always a vegan option for me or they veganized the non-vegan stuff. I will soon write a review about the place! But now back to food! These are stuffed Indian pancakes, usually with potato (= aloo) and spices. I am not as skilled as the wonderful Nepali chef and therefore decided to make them a little thicker and smaller, usually her version was a very thin pancake that was also bigger. So here is my version, my little taste of Nepal (/India).
- 4 potatoes (middle sized)
- 1 handful fresh coriander
- 1 red onion
- 2-4 chilis (depending on if you like it spicy, if not leave them out)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup water
- some vegan butter to fry
- 1 cup of vegan natural unsweetened yoghurt
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp cumin
First cook the potatoes until you can mash them. Cut the chilis, the red onions and the coriander and mix the mashed potatoes with this and all the spices. Set it aside and start making the dough. For this simply mix the flour and water. Do not do this before, as it gets dry quite fast (trust me, I’ve been there). So use it right away. Roll it into little balls and then roll it out to little pancakes.
Then take a little portion of the potato mix and place it in the middle.
Fold the sides up.
And then roll over the folded thing again (needs to be flatter in the end than in the photo).
When you fully rolled them out, you can put some vegan butter in a pan and fry them golden brown. While they are getting fried, you can take care of the dip. For this you need to cut the cucumbers, press the garlic and then mix everything with the yoghurt.
Note: In the beginning it’ll be hard to roll them out without the potato filling coming out on all ends. Don’t doubt your cooking skills, it’s hard! By time you’ll get better.