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Tanzania : Potato Balls
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Created: 29th Jul 2009
Modified: 29th Jul 2009
The Africa News Cookbook
30 minutes

Makes several dozen balls. Serve as a side dish or snack. Look for a chickpea flour, sometimes called "gram" flour, in Indian food shops.
  • 3 cups potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 chili pepper, crushed, or 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 up chickpea flour coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cocnut meat, grated

Boil potatoes until soft. Drain, combine with lime juice, salt and pepper, and grind process to a smooth batter. With greased hands, shape the batter into 1-inch balls and roll the balls in flour.

Make a condiment to pass around with the balls by mixing coconut and pepper with 2 or 3 tablespoons of water. Set aside.

In a heavy skillet or pot, heat oil to about 375 degrees, and fry the balls a few at a time. Drain on clean, absorbent cloths, and serve hot. Pass around the coconut/ pepper mixture for individuals to serve themselves.

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