Potato and Cilantro Patties 🥔

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This Patty recipe is an adaptation from Rachel Allen’s cook book. I used to sell the non vegetarian variation of this recipe to a local eatery for couple of years. I have seen a lot of the fried version of the patties around, which is commonly called as curry puffs .

What I love about this is it’s baked and the dough is pliable, so easy to work with. It doesn’t taste too rich like a puff pastry, so its a perfect tea time snack.

Make sure to serve it hot from the oven.

Happy Baking ❤️

Patty Dough

Ingredients:

Water – 100 ml

unsalted butter – 75 gm

Place water and butter in a sauce pan and bring to boil . Switch off the flame and keep aside.

All purpose flour – 225 gms

Turmeric – 1/2 tsp

Cayenne pepper – a pinch

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Lightly beaten Egg – 1

Method :

In a large bowl, make a well with the flour and drop the egg in the center. Pour the melted butter mix and with a wooden spoon, stir to combine.

Spread onto a flat dish to cool and place in the refrigerator for 25 mins.

Potato filling :

Boiled and mashed potato – 250 gms

Flavourless oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Onion – 1 minced

Ginger – 1/4 inch minced

Green chilli – 1 minced

Turmeric – 1/2 tsp

Garam Masala ( Indian spice mix ) – 1 tsp

Cayenne Pepper – 1/2 tsp

Cilantro leaves – 4 stalks ( as per your taste )

Salt- 1/2 tsp

Lemon juice – a squeeze

Green peas – 1/4 cup ( optional )

Method :

Heat a pan.

Splutter mustard seeds in oil.

Sauté onions, ginger, cayenne pepper, turmeric and Garam Masala. Add mashed potatoes, add peas (if using) and cilantro leaves minced. Add salt. Add a squeeze of lime .

Assembling the patties:

Ingredients:

All purpose flour for sprinkling.

Beaten egg with a pinch of salt – 1

Method :

Take dough out of the refrigerator. Divide dough into equal portions. Sprinkle flour on the pastry board . Roll out into small rounds 2mm thin. Brush off excess flour. Take a small round lid and place it over the dough and cut off extras with a knife. Place a heaped teaspoon of the filling in the center. Take the beaten egg and brush the edges of one half of the pastry with egg. Fold mid way and seal it . With the help of a fork, gently press the edges to crimp it.

Give an egg wash and bake in a preheated oven 200 C for 15 to 20 mins until golden.

Serve hot with the green chutney.

Green Chutney

Ingredients:

Chopped mint leaves – 1 cup

Chopped coriander – 1 cup

Green chilli paste -1 chilli

Ginger paste – 1/2 inch piece

Lemon juice – 2 tsp

Water – as needed

Sugar – 1 tsp

Salt – 1 tsp

Method :

Combine all ingredients in a blender using a little water to make a smooth paste.

Add a pinch of love ❤️ :

Add chopped roasted cashew nuts to the filling and a pinch of cumin powder for a more authentic Indian taste.

A minced meat filling is a great alternative for strict non vegetarians 😀.

xoxo

Sareeka❤️

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