These easy vegetarian patties are great for a snack or as an appetizer. Serve with ketchup or Indian style mint chutney on the side. You can also add cauliflower or corn if you choose.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 carrot, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped
- 1/4 cup frozen green peas
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt to taste
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying
Place the potatoes, carrot, green beans, and peas in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Drain vegetables, transfer to a bowl, and mash with a potato masher, leaving a few small chunks.
Mix the egg, 3/4 cup bread crumbs, garam masala, cayenne pepper, and salt into the bowl with the mashed vegetables. Form the mixture into small patties about 1/2 inch thick. Dredge the patties in the remaining bread crumbs to coat.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and fry the coated patties until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.