HOT LUNCH RECIPE WAGON: Cumin and Coriander Potato Patties

Cumin and Coriander Potato Patties– hot lunch recipe wagon presents a hot lunch you can take to work or school.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is Cumin and Coriander Potato Patties (Aloo Tikkiya)

HOT LUNCH RECIPE WAGON: Cumin and Coriander Potato Patties

1 ½ cups peeled and chopped baking or Idaho potatoes

¼ cup vegetable oil

2/3 cup shelled peas, thawed if frozen

3 slices white bread

1 onion, finely chopped

½ teaspoon ground coriander

¼ teaspoon salt

3 inch piece gingerroot, peeled and grated

¼ teaspoon chili powder

A few cilantro leaves, finely chopped

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

Bring

a pan of water to a broil over high heat.  Add the potatoes and boil 15 minutes, or until tender, drain well and put to the side. Bring a new pan of water to a boil. Add the peas and boil 8 to 10 minutes until tender, then drain well, mash and set aside

Soak the bread in a bowl of cold water 5 minutes while the vegetables are boiling

Preheat the oven to low

Squeeze

out as much of the water from the bread as possible.  Place it in a bowl with the peas, potatoes, ground coriander, onion, salt chili powder, ginger, cumin and cilantro leaves as mix and mash together with a wooden spoon

Dampen

your hands slightly and turn the potato mixture into 12 equal balls, then flatten them until they are about ½ inch thick 

Heat

the oil in a skillet over medium heat include as many potato patties as you can fit, fry them about 4 minutes turning once, until golden brown and crisp on both sides.  Take the patties from the pan, drain,  and keep warm in the oven. Fry the remainder.  You can fry these in advance and reheated in an oven at 350F 10 minutes. Pack warm in a heated lunch tote for a hot lunch on the go.

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