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Spiced Potato Parcels

Me and Hubby Dear are what some might call munchers. You know, the kinds that could live on finger foods alone. Yes, now that I think back a little, we most certainly are one of those kinds.

Recipe for Spiced Potato Parcels taken from www.hookedonheat.com. Visit site for detailed recipe.

The first time we went out, ever, we unsuccessfully tried to share a plate of french fries. I say we tried, because truly, I was was the one trying my best to get my fork into the plate while Hubby Dear conveniently walked at a much faster pace covering it with his arms. (Walking, since unlike the traditional way of going out to dinner for a first date, we chose to spend a day at the CNE.) Yes, the guy does like his fries, sometimes, I believe, even more than his pretty little wife. We spent the rest of the day bouncing between samosas, popcorn and fiery wings.


When we’re not having friends over, our Friday nights usually turn out the same each week – a bunch of movies enjoyed over a platter of assorted mini treats. As much as our choice of movies may differ, the only variable constant to our evening would be the finger food. Constant, because they mostly always find themselves to be potato-based. And variable, because they almost never taste the same.

I love experimenting with different flavours, and what better way to try a new flavour than to toss it over a bowl of plain boiled and mashed potatoes. From chat masala to chipotle-lime, the list of flavourings is endless, and the combinations one can come up with is overwhelming. We made this a couple of weeks ago. We, because while I fried, Hubby Dear ate, much to the dismay of his burning tongue. The things men do for food, or should I say, potatoes!

SPICED POTATO PARCELS
Prep time: 30 min | Cooking time: 20 min | Makes: 24 bite-size parcels

Ingredients:

2 large potatoes, peeled, boiled, and mashed
12 large spring rolls wrappers, cut in half to make 24 strips
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
salt, to taste
light cooking oil, for frying
water, as needed

Directions:

Mix mashed potatoes with salt and spices, and set aside to cool.

Put about a teaspoon of the potato filling on a cut-in-half spring-roll wrapper. Fold it up to form a tiny parcel. Seal the edges with water. Set aside on a platter covered with a damp cloth to keep them from drying out. Repeat for remaining strips.

Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan and shallow-fry parcels a few at a time so as not to crowd the pan. Remove parcels when they turn crisp and golden on both sides. Drain excess oil by placing parcels on paper towels. Serve warm with ketchup or chutney of choice.

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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Madhuri
    April 26, 2011

    Please let me know where to get puff pastry sheets in Mumbai.

  • Reply
    Beth
    November 9, 2008

    5 stars
    Hi Mena, Just wondering if you have ever tried freezing these potato parcels? and if you would do that before frying or after?

    • Reply
      Meena
      November 9, 2008

      Hi Beth! I’d freeze these before frying, and then let them defrost completely before adding them to the hot oil.

  • Reply
    DJ
    May 25, 2008

    Hey – just a question for you – we wanted to make these but the only spring roll wrappers we could find were rice wrappers and those you have to boil in water to loosen up first. The other wrappers were egg roll wrappers and wonton wrappers, what wrappers did you use specifically?

  • Reply
    Siri
    April 18, 2008

    5 stars
    Just a quick question, instead of deep-frying, we can even oven bake them right?? – Siri

    • Reply
      Meena
      April 18, 2008

      Depending on the kind of wrappers you use Siri, you might be able to. Just make sure to lightly brush them on both sides with oil so that they don’t dry up.

  • Reply
    Lakshmi
    March 17, 2008

    5 stars
    wow..that is a wonderful snack idea. It’s my first time here and I really got hooked to those awesome pics n gr8 recipes.

  • Reply
    Malar
    February 5, 2008

    5 stars
    Looks absolutely lovely. Very very neat presentation. You are so good in cooking. Where can I get these spring roll wrappers?

  • Reply
    Wondering
    December 19, 2007

    5 stars
    Meena, I love your recipie and i want to try it out.. where do i get these
    spring rolls wrappers,can i make them at home also?

  • Reply
    Padma
    October 16, 2007

    5 stars
    This is now what I call Instant gratification, I am planing to make it tonight, thanks for such easy n simple recipes…

  • Reply
    Denise
    October 11, 2007

    5 stars
    I’m a college student, so finger foods like this are the basis of most meals around here. I can’t wait to try these, i think i’ll make a batch for my whole house! πŸ˜€

  • Reply
    Mallika
    October 3, 2007

    5 stars
    Love the sound of this. So easy and simple!

  • Reply
    Curly
    October 1, 2007

    5 stars
    Can you bake ’em instead of frying? I loathe frying things as it creates a mess in the kitchen. These look yummy!

  • Reply
    Mona
    October 1, 2007

    5 stars
    hello Meena πŸ™‚ THose potato parcels are gonna be parceled out of ur blog soon πŸ˜€ They look very tempting and nice idea for a simple snack.

  • Reply
    mandira
    October 1, 2007

    5 stars
    it looks fabulous πŸ™‚ it’s my friday treat with the movies.

  • Reply
    Pragyan
    September 30, 2007

    5 stars
    Sounds like a great alternative use of the spring roll wrappers. Thanks for the idea.

  • Reply
    Kavitha
    September 28, 2007

    5 stars
    Hi Meena – I like to cook food from scratch. Do yoou know how I should substitute/make the spring roll wrappers ? I have also looked at other recepies of yours that use puff pastry wraps and avoided it for the same reason. I guess I need to use all purpose flour but am not entirely sure about the proportions. Any pointers would really help !

  • Reply
    arundati
    September 27, 2007

    5 stars
    hi meena……k sometimes wakes up from his weekend siesta with “samosa or puff / patty hunger”…and we scramble to the nearest bakery to satiate this hunger…. i know what i can whip up next time….looks and sounds fab!!

  • Reply
    dhivya
    September 27, 2007

    5 stars
    wow..this is completely a new idea…am a first comer here and i like what i see…:)

  • Reply
    Yashaswi
    September 27, 2007

    5 stars
    Hi Meena,
    Those wrappers are truly v versatile. I have a question for you. Where and how long did you live in India?
    Thanks

  • Reply
    tastegoblet
    September 27, 2007

    5 stars
    These look fabulous! I love finger food like this too.. especialy if its piping hot and spicy. Perfect pick-me-up for midday lethargy.. can’t wait to try this out. πŸ™‚

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    anon
    September 27, 2007

    5 stars
    Meena, they look so lovely! Which brand of spring rolls wrappers do you use? and where do you buy them?

  • Reply
    Pooja v
    September 26, 2007

    5 stars
    Potato based finger food is finger licking…yum!!

  • Reply
    bindiya
    September 26, 2007

    5 stars
    so simple, yet soooo delicious , great pic, and this is a fast snack too.

  • Reply
    Cynthia
    September 25, 2007

    5 stars
    Potatoes, all wrapped up is pure love πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Dee
    September 25, 2007

    5 stars
    These parcels remind of Veggie puffs we get in India!

  • Reply
    Jamie
    September 25, 2007

    5 stars
    Wow. that sounds really delicious. I would never have made the pairing. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Hillary
    September 25, 2007

    5 stars
    I love that you call them parcels! How cute – they look tasty too.

  • Reply
    meeso
    September 25, 2007

    5 stars
    These look awesome…sometimes finger foods are just the best! Very simple too πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Latha
    September 25, 2007

    5 stars
    They look delicious Meena! Great appetizer idea..

  • Reply
    Suganya
    September 25, 2007

    5 stars
    These look like blintzes. But instead of the laborious batter, spring roll wrappers. Great idea, Meena!

  • Reply
    Roopa (KitchenAromas)
    September 25, 2007

    5 stars
    Meena,
    My first comment here – you have a great foodie blog! Excellent idea with the potato parcels! How do you think these would work with rice wrappers? I am yet to find a brand of spring roll wrappers without egg! (Yeah, I’m fussy :))

  • Reply
    Kanchana
    September 25, 2007

    5 stars
    Meena,

    Looks delicious! How was your cooking class?I wish I could have dropped by….
    Also I love how you do a night with the hubby over finger food. A great take on date night.
    Kanchana

  • Reply
    Siri
    September 25, 2007

    5 stars
    Hey Meena,

    Lovely Potato Rolls… and the presentation is too good..This is the first time I am dropping by ur blog… U have a lovely collection of recipes Meena…:)

    – Siri

  • Reply
    Hilda
    September 25, 2007

    5 stars
    Those look fabulous (I’m a total sucker for potato parcels of any kind, pierogi, these, etc…). I am definitely keeping this recipe and your presentation is lovely.

  • Reply
    Nikki
    September 25, 2007

    5 stars
    yo,

    Those potato parcels looks very promising. Nice tea time snack. A definite must try.
    Meena, I have tried a couple of chicken recipes from ur site. The result was amazing. Kudos to your presentation. I am Hooked πŸ˜€

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