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Appears in
The Food of India: A Journey for Food Lovers

By Priya Wickramasinghe

Published 2005

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These are potato patties sold at street food stalls in Northern India. There are many variations, some of which include meat, and they are served with a variety of chutneys such as tamarind or mint and coriander (cilantro). They are a good starter or snack.


  • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) potatoes, cut into pieces
  • 150


Cook the potatoes in boiling water for 15 minutes, or until tender enough to mash. Drain well until they are dry but still hot. Cook the peas in boiling water for 4 minutes, or until tender, then drain.

Mash the potato in a large bowl and add the peas. Put 1 tablespoon of the oil in a small saucepan and fry the chilli, onion, ginger and spices for 1 minute, or until aromatic. Add them t