Potato Kofte Recipe

Potato kofte are savory potato balls filled with a medley of spices and herbs, typically served as a delightful appetizer or a side dish. This recipe yields crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside kofte that are bursting with flavor. Perfect for impressing guests or simply treating yourself to a delicious snack!


  • 4 medium-sized potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Oil for frying


  1. Prepare the Potato Mixture:
  • In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, finely chopped onion, green chilies, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, salt, chopped coriander leaves, and chopped mint leaves. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  1. Shape the Kofte:
  • Take a small portion of the potato mixture and roll it into a smooth ball between your palms. Repeat this process until all the mixture is used up, shaping them into equal-sized balls.
  1. Coat with Breadcrumbs:
  • Spread the breadcrumbs on a plate. Roll each potato ball in the breadcrumbs until they are evenly coated. This will give the kofte a crispy texture when fried.
  1. Fry the Kofte:
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully place the coated potato balls into the oil. Fry them in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.
  • Fry the kofte until they turn golden brown and crispy on all sides, turning occasionally for even frying.
  • Once done, remove the fried kofte from the oil using a slotted spoon and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  1. Serve Hot:
  • Serve the potato kofte hot with your favorite dipping sauce or chutney. They also pair well with mint yogurt dip or tamarind chutney.
  • Enjoy the crispy exterior and the soft, flavorful interior of these delightful potato kofte!
  1. Optional Garnish:
  • For an extra burst of flavor and freshness, garnish the kofte with a sprinkle of chopped coriander leaves before serving.

Enjoy your homemade potato kofte as a scrumptious appetizer or a tasty snack!

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