A simple recipe that goes as a vegetarian starter. It can be a great filling for a burger or sandwich or just be eaten with some gravy. In any form, bet you can't stop at one.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes for the filling, 10 minutes for frying
Makes: 10-15 number
For the Filling 1 tbsp oil
1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
1tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1 and half cup green peas, fresh or frozen
A pinch turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder or to taste
1 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
1 tsp lemon juice or to taste.
Water as required
For the Patty Cover 3-4 medium sized boiled potatoes
1 tsp heaped cornflour
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking the patties
In a non-stick pan, take oil and heat on medium flame. Add onions and saute.
Sprinkle salt to speed up the cooking and add ginger garlic paste. Saute till raw smell of garlic fades.
Add peas. Sprinkle some water. Cover and let it half cook.
Then add the spices. Mix well and keep mashing the peas. If peas are well mashed, frying the patties will be easier.
A dash of greens.
Add water 1 tbsp at a time such that peas are cooked and mashed properly.
Ready filling mixture.
Lastly sprinkle lemon juice and allow to cool.
Mash the boiled potatoes, add salt and cornflour and mix well.
Put little oil on your palm, take some potato mixture and press. Make a small well in the center for the peas filling. Pull the ends together to make a ball. Seal all edges such that peas filling is covered properly. Press it lightly between both palms. Do not make it too thin. Give it a nice round shape.
Coat it well with semolina or bread crumbs and arrange on an aluminium foil. Leave it in the refrigerator for 15-20 min. This makes the patty firm.
Arrange patties in a non-stick pan. Drizzle oil. Cook well on both sides till a medium brown crust forms.