Halwai November 3, 2023


• 4 medium-sized Potatoes
• 1/2 cup Green peas (frozen/fresh)
• 4 tbsp finely chopped Onion
• 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
• 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
• 1/2 tsp cumin powder
• 1 tsp chaat masala
• 1/2 tsp dry Mango powder/Aamchur
• 1/4 tsp black salt (optional)
• 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
• 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
• 2 tsp oil
• 1/2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
• 16 large wonton wrapper
• 1 Egg white (optional)
• 3 tsp all-purpose flour (optional)
• Water – as per need
• Salt to taste
• Butter/Oil for brushing


  1. Frozen wonton wraps should be thawed before using. So, pull them out of your freezer an hour before you start doing the prep work.
  2. In a saucepan, boil water. When it starts boiling, add potato, salt and let them cook until it is fork tender.
  3. You can also use a pressure cooker for the same. Allow it to cool.
  4. Peel the skin of the boiled potato and mash it using your hand or potato masher.
  5. In a wide skillet, add oil. When it is hot, add cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  6. On a medium flame, add finely chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute or until the raw smell of ginger-garlic fades.
  7. Add frozen green peas. Mash it as you saute for another minute or two.
  8. Add mashed potatoes.
  9. Then, add turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, chaat masala, dry mango powder, black salt, garam masala and mix it well to blend. Cook for a few more minutes.
  10. Allow the masala to cool.
  11. You can use egg whites for binding the wraps. Else mix 2 tsp of all-purpose flour in a few tsps of water to form a glue like paste.
  12. Preheat oven at 350 degree F. Line a cookie tray/baking sheet with wax/parchment paper. Brush it with oil or butter.
  13. Take a sheet of wonton wrap. Place 1 tbsp of potato peas masala in the centre.
  14. Brush the sides with egg white or the flour/water mix. Pull the diagonal edges and seal.
  15. Likewise, pull the other two edges and seal. Repeat this step for other wonton wraps.
  16. When you are done, slide the tray into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. You will see the edges turning into golden brown and crispy.
  17. Remove it from the oven. If you wish, brush it lightly with butter or oil. Allow it to cool and serve it with green chutney or ketchup.
  18. Recipe Courtesy: Food for 7 Stages of Life
  19. http://www.foodfor7stagesoflife.com/