I remember eating these in Mumbai. They pack such a punch in a small package. They are super easy to make, and of course you can adjust the ingredients to your liking.
* When I make recipes like this, I like to cook the potatoes in the microwave, as there is no moisture left. This helps to bind ingredients.
*You can add whatever you want to this recipe. Sometimes I add onions. Sometimes I add methi leaves. For more spice add more green chilis or red chili powder.
*If you want to get fancy, use a grater to grate the potatoes after boiling. It gives a different texture. But remember, all moisture must be out of potatoes.
What you will need:
4 medium to small potatoes or 2 large, either peeled and diced and boiled or cooked in microwave, then peeled and diced
2 green chilis, diced
salt, to taste
tumeric, 1/4 tsp
coriander powder, 1tsp
cumin powder, 1 tsp
chaat masala, 1tsp
coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp
peas, 1/4 cup boiled, smashed a bit
oil, to sautee
bread crumbs, to coat
Add all ingredients in a bowl except for bread crumbs and oil. Mix all together, and adjust spices according to taste. Take equal amounts of the potato mixture and use your hand to roll into a patty. Roll the patty on the edges as well to create a flat side. If patties are having trouble sticking together, either smash the peas more or you can add some bread crumbs. Once rolled, coat each side in bread crumbs. Sautee in a pan with a little oil on medium to medium high heat until golden brown on each side.
We eat these as burgers. Use yeast rolls or a bun. Serve with cilantro chutney, onions, tomatoes, and lettuce. Get creative.