Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Indian Starter Recipes - Surati Patties

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients :

500 g (1.1 lb) Potatoes, boiled, mashed till smooth
Salt to taste
2 tbsp (20 g) Refined flour (maida)
For the filling, mix well together:
1 cup (100 g) 3 1/2 oz Coconut (nariyal), fresh, grated
2 cups (50 g) 1 3/4 oz Green coriander (hara dhaniya), finely chopped
2 Green chillies, finely chopped
2 tsp (6 g) Garlic (lasan), chopped (optional)
1 tbsp (15 g) Cashew nuts (kaju), chopped
1 tbsp (10 g) Raisins (kishmish)
1 tbsp (20 g) Sugar
Salt to taste
Vegetable oil for deep-frying

Method :

1. Add salt and flour to the potatoes. Knead into a soft dough.

2. Grease your palms, take a small amount of the potato mixture and shape into a flat, round cake.

3. Put about 2 tsp of the filling in the centre, roll into a round ball, ensuring that the filling stays in. Flatten into a small, round cake. Similarly, prepare the other cakes.

4. Heat the oil in a wok (kadhai); deep-fry the cakes on high heat till golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain the excess oil on absorbent kitchen towels.

5. Serve with Coriander chutney