HOT LUNCH RECIPE WAGON: Vegetable Patties

Vegetable Pattieshot 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 Vegetable Patties (Sabzi Tikkiya)

HOT LUNCH RECIPE WAGON: Vegetable Patties

A Tikki is either chopped meat or vegetables with spices that are fromed into a bell, pressed into a patty like a hamburger, and then pan fried. Tikkiya, the plural of Tikki are also often called cutlets.

2/3 cup peeled and chopped baking or Idaho potatoes

1/3 cup diced carrots

2 green chilies, finely chopped

1/3  cup shelled peas, thawed if frozen

1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

½  teaspoon rice flour

About 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Bring

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

Preheat the oven to low

Mash the potatoes and vegetables.  Put them all in a bowl with the lemon juice, chilies, and salt, mix until smooth.

Put

the rice flour on a plate.  Dampen your hands and make 8 equal balls of potato mixture.  Flatten them until they are about 1 ¼ inches thick.  Coat them in the rice flour and put aside.

Heat

2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add as many vegetable patties that will fit , fry 4 minutes.  Turn once until browned and crisped on each side.  Remove the patties from the pan, drain. Keep them warm.  Fry the remaining patties.  Pack warm in a heated lunch tote for a hot lunch to go.

Keep Lunch Warm Legend Heated Lunch box

You can carry your hot lunch in a heated lunch tote