Appetizers are a must for any get-together, whether it be a backyard barbeque, casual game night, elegant cocktail or mock-tail party, or a holiday get-together. Vegetarian starters are quick and easy to prepare. So you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests. Saldo potatoes are quick and easy to make, and they taste amazing as the baby potatoes when boiled, pressed and deep fried become crispy and a thick creamy yoghurt coating with spices, herbs and onions makes it a tempting delicious appetizer pleasing to taste buds as well as eyes. Coriander leaves sprinkled on the top give the vibes of nature and freshness.

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes


Baby potatoes 500 grams

Fresh hung yogurt 2 cups

Fresh cream 1 cup

Green coriander leaves 2/3 cup

Green chillies 3

Garlic flakes 10

Onion 1 (large)

Red bell pepper 1 (small)

Yellow bell pepper 1 small

Black pepper powder 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil to deep fry


Wash baby potatoes thoroughly. Give a whistle on high flame in a pressure cooker. Take them out after pressure releases. Let them cool. Press each potato with your palms and deep fry them till golden and crisp.

Grind green chillies and garlic flakes to a fine paste in a food processor. Keep it aside.

Finely chop onion, red bell pepper and yellow bell pepper.

Hang fresh curd in a muslin cloth for three hours. When the water drains out completely from the yogurt, take the thick curd out in a big container and whisk properly.

Add fresh cream to it.

Add salt, black pepper powder, finely chopped onion, red bell pepper and yellow bell pepper and green chillies and garlic paste to it.

Mix all ingredients well.

At the time of serving add fried baby potato chips in this dressing and mix well gently so that each potato coats properly with the dressing and at the same time fried potatoes do not break as they become soft after frying.

Transfer this starter in a flat serving dish.

Sprinkle fresh coriander leaves on the top.

Try air-fried potatoes using an air-fryer instead of deep frying for an extra-special health.