Potato Patties Snacks Appetizers Indian Vegetarian
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:02:26 AM. Recipe ID 25997. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Potato patties
Categories: Snacks, Appetizers, Indian, Vegetarian
Yield: 6 servings
6 md Potatoes
3 tb Yellow split peas
2 tb Oil
5 ea Fenugreek seeds
2 tb Chopped onions
3 tb Parsley
1 ea Fresh hot green chili
Two hours before using, boil the potatoes in their jackets. While
they are boiling, boil split peas in 3 cups water with a sprinkling
of salt for 15 minutes. Remove from heat & drain very well, ensuring
that you get rid of all the excess water. Set aside in a covered bowl.
In a skillet, add the oil & heat over a medium flame until it is very
hot. Add the fenugreek. When they change colour, add onions & fry
for 2 minutes, till the onion starts to brown. Add parsley, green
chili & stir another 2 minutes. Next, put in the split peas, a
little more salt if desired & cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until
you are sure that all the water has evaporated. The mixture should
become one lump. Cover & set aside.
Peel & mash the potatoes with a fork or hand masher, do not use an
electric beater otherwise your patties wil lnot hold together when
cooked. A few lumps will remain, but get it as smooth as you can.
Add somec salt & mix thoroughly.
Divide the potatoes into 12 balls & do the same with the split pea
mixture. Flatten each potato ball in you hand, put one portion of the
split pea mixture in the centre. Roll up into a ball again & flatten
once more into a patty. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
To cook the patties, you need very little oil & some patience so as
not to lose the crust to the skillet when you turn them over. Coat
the bottom of the skillet with a small amount of oil. Cook no more
than two patties at any one time in each skillet. Cook for 7
minutes, gently turn over & cook for another 7 to 8 minutes. The
patties should be reddish brown on each side. Keep the heat fairly
low otherwise they will burn.
Serve with chutney.
Madhur Jaffrey, "An Invitation to Indian Cooking"
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