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પેટીશ - Stuffed Aloo Tikki - Patties Or Pattice - Stuffed Potato Balls

Potato balls stuffed with a savory mixture of coconut, chillies, ginger, sugar, nuts and raisins. This sweet and spicy Indian snack goes well on a rainy day and a hot cup of tea.
Ingredients
  Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)
For the layer/potato balls
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Use only if using ready mashed potato flakes) (Optional)
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Gram flour 2 Tablespoon
  Corn flour 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (Use as per taste)
  Mashed potato 2 Cup (32 tbs), boiled, peeled and mashed (If using ready mashed potato, then 2 cups mashed potato + 2 cups water)
For the filling
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Shredded coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sesame seeds 2 Tablespoon
  Poppy seeds 2 Tablespoon (Khas khas)
  Cumin powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon
  Green chili paste 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Cashews 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Green peas 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Frozen or fresh may be used)
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brown sugar/Regular sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lime juice 1 Tablespoon
  Cilantro 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Sev/Breadcrumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (or ghatiya)
Directions

MAKING
To make the layer using ready potato flakes:
1. Take a heavy bottomed pan, add 2 cups of water, sugar, gram flour (besan), corn flour, cumin powder, salt and mix everything together. Use an electronic hand blender and blend all ingredients well (if not using a blender, blend in hot water gradually, a little at a time.
2. Warm this mixture slightly and add the ready made mashed potato flakes.Mix well.
3. Remove it into a bowl and let it cool slightly.
To prepare the filling:
4. Heat a pan, add a tablespoon of oil, add the shredded coconut flakes, sesame seeds, poppy seeds (khas khas), salt, cumin powder stir and let it brown slightly.
5. Add the ginger, garlic and green chili paste and cashew nuts. Stir on a low heat.
6. Add the green peas (mattar), stir to cook slightly and then add the raisins and stir for a minute or two and turn off the heat.
7. Add the sugar and fresh lime juice. Mix all the ingredients well.
8. Take a food processor and add the prepared mixture, process it for 10 seconds and then add the cilantro and process again till you get a coarse mixture.
9. Add the sev/gathiya into the mixture and process again to blend well.
10. Remove the mixture in to a pan and let it cool. Then, using your hands take small portions of the filling mixture and make small round balls and set aside.
11. Use your hands and knead the potato mixture well to a smooth dough. Moisten your hands with a little oil, and mold golf size balls with the potato dough.
12. Make a hole in the middle and place the filling and cover it. Smoothen it and make it round without cracks. Cover the balls with a damp cloth, if you are not frying immediately.
13. Heat a pan with oil at medium temperature and fry the potato balls till golden brown. When done remove them on a paper towel to drain off the excess oil.

SERVING
14. Serve the patties with cilantro chutney or tamarind chutney along with fried chilies seasoned with salt.

TIPS
These patties can be prepared ahead of time and just warmed in the oven for a few minutes before serving.

Things You Will Need
1. Electronic hand blender
2. Food processor

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
10
if you're keen on trying some Gujarati snacks, then do check out this recipe. Chef Bhavna shows this recipe step by step. It is simply delicious and very easy to make. I'm sure your family and guests will love it. You can serve it with chutney or tomato sauce. Do check out the video for this interesting recipe.

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