Tuesday 28 May 2013

Potato Bilinis

Potato Bilinis - A tasty savoury appetizer that is delicious topped with a crunchy tomato salsa and creamy yoghurt mint chutney.


For the Bilinis:

2 medium potatoes
2  tablespoons self raising flour
1 tablespoon rice flour
3 tablespoons Chobani plain yoghurt
2 green chillies finely chopped
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon fresh chopped coriander
1/2 teaspoon  chilli powder
Olive oil for shallow frying.


2 medium tomatoes
2 inch piece cucumber
2 spring onions
1/2 tablespoon fresh chopped coriander
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice.

Yoghurt and mint Chutney:

3 tablespoons Chobani plain yoghurt
1 teaspoon mint sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice


1. In a pan of water boil the potatoes until half cooked (par boiled).Drain them from the water and peel the skin and leave to cool.
2. Grate the potatoes on the coarse side of a cheese grater forming long strands of potato.
3.In a large bowl add the self raising flour, rice flour, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, green chillies, ginger paste, coriander and yoghurt.Mix together to form a paste.
4. Add the grated potato and mix together gently as not to break up the potato strands.(Add a tablespoonful of water if batter is a little stiff)
5.  Heat a large frying pan and brush it with a little oil.
6. Using a tablespoon, drop spoonfuls of the bilini batter on to the frying pan, smoothing each bilini into a 2 in round circle.
7. Cook for 3 minutes on medium to low heat until you see the batter setting.
8. Flip the bilini over to cook the top side.Add a little more oil to the pan as needed.
9. When both sides are golden brown remove the bilinis from the frying pan and repeat for remaining batter.
10. Place the bilinis on a baking tray and keep in a warm oven to keep warm whilst making the rest .


11. Cut the tomatoes in half and remove the seeds.
12. Dice the tomatoes finely and place them in a bowl.
13.Dice the cucumber finely and add to the tomatoes.
14. Dice the spring onion finely and add it to the cucumber and tomatoes.
15. Add the chopped coriander, salt and lemon juice and mix well.

Yoghurt and mint Chutney:

16.Place the yoghurt in a bowl, add the mint sauce,salt and lemon juice and mix well.

Assembling the Bilinis:

17. Place the bilinis on a serving platter.
18. Add a teaspoonful of salsa on top of each one followed by a little yoghurt and mint chutney.

Serve immediately.


  1. Another great recipe! They look delicious. I shall be attempting these (though I bet mine don't look half as good!)

  2. they will be perfect to serve for any gathering..crowd pleaser for sure

  3. These look so good. I love all the spices in them.

  4. These bilinis makes a wonderful starter,looks fabulous.

  5. Looks yummy n tempting:)n nice clicks.

  6. These look delicious! I need to try them! Thanks for linking up to Pin It Tuesday! :)

    Katie @ HerPretty.com

  7. Look LUSH! Thanks for sharing x

  8. Mmm these look scrumptious

  9. They look delicious - better than using boring normal ones - mmmm

  10. now these look gorgeous, great recipe

  11. This is like a new version of aloo tikkis, only better. With the salsa n yogurt.

  12. These sound lovely, I've bookmarked so I can make them soon :)

  13. These look so scrumptious I'll be trying them out soon. x

  14. These sound lovely. I'll have to think of an excuse to make them.

  15. I'd never thought about making my own bilinis before!


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