I recently got a wonderful cookbook called Complete Book of Indian Cooking by Suneeta Vaswani. Its filled with 350 delicious recipes and beautiful photographs. This one was particularly good. And quite healthy too.
Hara Bhara Kabab
(Spinach and Potato Patties)
2 Russet or gold potatoes
2 cups Spinach, cooked and squeezed dry
1/4 cup Peas, cooked and coarsely mashed
1.5 tbsp Green Chillies, chopped
1 tbsp Ginger, finely chopped
3 tbsp Cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp Cornstarch
1 tbsp Chaat Masala
Salt, to taste
3 tbsp Oil
In a saucepan of boiling water, cook whole potatoes until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain, peel and mash.
In a bowl, mix together potatoes, spinach, peas, chillies, ginger, cilantro, chaat masala, cornstarch and salt, until well blended. Divide into 12 portions. Form into 2-inch round patties.
In a large non-stick skillet, heat 2 tbsp of the oil over medium heat. Add 6 patties at a time and pan fry on both sides until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.