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These potato patties are commonly sold as street food in India. I remember having these delicacies at the Annual Exhibition and also at pav-bhaji centers in Hyderabad. They serve good as starters and also as an accompaniment to main meat dishes.
1 lb potatoes, cut in cubes
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
4 tbs oil
2 green chillies, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tbs besan
1 tbs lemon juice
Cook the potatoes in boiling water for 15 min's, or until tender enough to mash. Drain well until they are dry but still hot.
Cook the peas in boiling water for 5 min's, drain and set aside.
Mash the potatoes in a large bowl and add the peas. Put 1 tbs oil in a small sauce pan and fry the chilli, onion and ginger garlic paste for 1 min.
Add this mixture to the mashed potato, along with the besan flour and mix. Also add the lemon juice and salt. Mix in well.
Divide the potato mixture into portions the size of golf balls and shape into patties.
Heat the remamining oil in a kadhai and fry the potato patties in batches until they are crisp and golden brown. Serve them hot.