Sprouts Salad served in Baked Potato Basket

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My parents went back to India yesterday, leaving us with beautiful memories and heavy hearts. I am trying so hard to distract myself but my 3 year old repeats the same lines every 5 minutes – I am missing my grand parents. I have got the tickets to India in my purse, lets go mommy. Now only if it was as easy 😦 I guess we all would get used to them not being around but it will take a while. I am just thankful to God (and my parents) for making this the most memorable summer ever. Here’s hoping for another one soon. 🙂

I haven’t really cooked anything today, mostly because I am so depressed and also cause my mommy stuffed my fridge with food. Love her for that. 🙂

So today I am sharing a dish that is very close to my heart. It won me the prize for the most innovative recipe at a contest for B’Khush Magazine. Its quite a simple recipe where the good old bean sprouts salad is served in a potato basket. I had baked the basket but you can certainly fry it too.

Here is how I made it:

Ingredients:

For the Basket – Potatoes – 2 medium, grated
Corn Flour (or Corn Starch)  – 2 tbsp
Oil – 1 tbsp.
Black Pepper – 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

For the Stuffing – Bean Sprouts – 1 cup, Steamed

Onion – 1 small, chopped

Tomato – 1 small, deseeded and chopped

Tamarind Chutney – 2 tbsp. (Feel free to use mint or coriander chutney if you like that better)

Chilly Powder – 1/4 tsp (Can replace with fresh green chilly, chopped finely)

Chaat Masala – 1 tbsp.

Salt to taste

Sev for garnish
Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and grease a 6 hole muffin tray.
  2. Grate the potatoes and squeeze out as much water as possible.
  3. Finally, add in the corn flour, oil, salt and pepper as per taste.
  4. Line these in the muffin tin and bake for about 30 mins, till the cups get a nice golden brown color.
  5. While that is happening, get your sprout stuffing ready. In a mixing bowl, add in the sprouts, chopped onion and tomatoes and mix well. Season it with Salt, chilly powder and chaat masala.
  6. Finally, fill your stuffing in the potato basket and top it with your favorite chutney and some sev and enjoy this delightful and delicious twist on the regular sprouts salad.
  7. Feel free to use your favorite stuffing in the baskets – beans and veggies would also be a great option or some garbanzo beans and yogurt. Just use your imagination and preferences.

  
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will try this out and let me know.

See you again soon.

Love,

Ritu. 🙂

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Nice and crunchy basket chaat, Ritu. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for your kind appreciation.

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  2. This looks so nice Ritu!

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    1. Thank you. You are the sweetest.

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      1. hope you are goood!!! I have been waiting for a yummy post from you dear!

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      2. Thanks so much. More yummy stuff coming soon.

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      3. are parents still there? hope your good, big hug!

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      4. No. They left yesterday. We feel miserable. Hopefully will get better in a few days. Thanks for all your love. Hugs right back to you.

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      5. Awwe hang in there

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  3. That’s a superb concept Ritu 🙂

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    1. So glad you liked it. Thanks so much.

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  4. Mamta aggarwal says:

    Gud one

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  5. Sounds and looks delicious…. 🙂 🙂

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  6. esoofi says:

    Hello,
    I have nominated you for the blogger recognition award, please check the details https://esoofi.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/blogger-recognition-award/

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    1. Thanks for the award. I am honored.

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  7. Alok Singhal says:

    Looks yummy! Congratulations for the prize 🙂

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    1. Thanks for your wishes.

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  8. Lina says:

    This is wonderful. Looks amazing and tasty too! Great photography too!

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    1. Thanks for all your kind words.

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  9. Aww..I’m sure you must be missing your parents. I recently came back from a short trip to India and I totally know how you feel! This salad looks so delicious and healthy!

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    1. Thanks girl. Nothing like a trip to India. I am sure you had fun.

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      1. Yup…had loads of fun and ate a lot 😂

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      2. Eating in India is my favorite part

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      3. Yes nothing can beat that! 😍😉

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  10. Love this…looks yummm

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    1. Glad you liked it. Big thanks

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