Recipe by tamarinda
Top Review by rpgaymer
I liked these far more than I thought I would. SO much flavor inside what's basically just a mashed potato patty! These taste like samosa filling, but without being unhealthy & fried- always a plus. I used spinach, and had to use tamarind concentrate instead of mango powder as I've never seen that in a store. I wish I would've found those white poppy seeds, but alas I did not... so I just didn't cover the patties with anything at all, and I liked the crispy crust that formed (almost like hash browns). [Made & Reviewed for PAC Spring 2013]
- 4 cups mustard greens or 4 cups spinach, shredded
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seed
- 4 green onions
- 1 teaspoon garlic paste or 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 -2 jalapeno, sliced into 5-10 rings (optional)
- 1⁄4 cup frozen peas
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mango powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper, to taste
- 1⁄3 cup garbanzo flour
- 1⁄4 cup white poppy seeds (or breadcrumbs)
- cooking spray (for frying) or dabs oil (for frying)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
Directions See How It's Made
- Steam the mustard greens or spinach until wilted. Set aside.
- Boil the potatoes until cooked through. Mash and set aside.
- Heat the oil until it is sizzle-hot. Add the cumin seeds. When they darken a few shades, add the green onions, garlic and jalapeno slices. Now add the masala. Sauté until the garlic is golden-brown.
- Add the peas, ginger powder, mango powder and salt and pepper. Cook until the peas are heated through.
- Dump the pan's contents into a large bowl and combine with the mashed potatoes, chickpea flour and wilted greens.
- Form this batter into 2-inch size balls. (A little larger than a golf ball). Smash it into a patty. Put the breadcrumbs or white poppy seeds in a small bowl and hold the patty over the bowl while sprinkling both sides of it for a coating.
- Spray a skillet with oil (or use a dab of oil). Place the patties in pan (we do ours one at a time) and spray more oil on the top of the patty. Alternately you can use dabs of oil. Fry each side until golden brown. Done.