One of the most enjoyable aspects of ordering take out or dining in Indian restaurants is the savory appetizers that begin the meal. Samosa, pakoras and bhajis are among my favorites. Because these little delights are somewhat time consuming, I don't often find the time to make them at home, but I assure you, it's well worth the effort, and for the most part, such savories are not difficult to prepare and serve up. There is nothing like reproducing some of India's finest offerings in your own kitchen.
These mashed potato patties were prepared to accompany an essentially Indian themed meal. A popular snack or introduction to the main course, these little savories are also a fine accompaniment to a meal. Soft on the inside, with a spicy pea filling and a delightfully golden crust to complete the experience, stopping at just one is a challenge indeed. I served them up with urad dal tomato soup and some classic corn bread. As a condiment for the tikka, I made some fresh coriander chutney.
I adapted this recipe from Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking by Yamuna Devi. I've talked about this prized book on numerous occasions here on my space. I've gifted it, recommended it to family and friends and readers, and never has anyone known to me who has encountered this bible of Indian vegetarian cooking been anything but delighted. I've been learning and cooking from this book for over 20 years and it continues to claim a prized space amongst my massive collection. It's the next best thing to being taught one-on-one by a master of Indian cuisine.
Notes: You many have more filling than is need to fill all of the rounds. Store any remaining in the refrigerator and use as a condiment or just enjoy it by spoonfuls.
|Potato Patties Stuffed with Spiced Green Peas (Aloo Matar Tikki)|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking
Published on September 16, 2014
Soft mashed potato patties stuffed with spiced green peas and fried until golden brown
Other little savory bites you are sure to enjoy from Lisa's Kitchen:
Baked Chickpea Kofta
Vegetarian Samosa Cakes with Tamarind Chutney
Chickpea Patties Smothered in Vegetable Gravy
Baked Quinoa Falafel
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