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Nutty Pattice

Course Starters
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 pattice


  • 1 onion, sliced finely
  • 100 gram seedless raisins
  • 100 gram cashew pieces
  • 25 gram chironji seeds (optional)
  • 4 big potatoes
  • Handful of coriander
  • Handful of mint
  • Salt to taste


  • Warm up some ghee in a pan. One after another, fry the onions, raisins, cashews and chironji seeds. Mix all of these together along with the chopped mint.
  • Pressure cook the potatoes until they are soft. Peel and mash completely.
  • Mix in the salt, pepper and coriander into the mashed potatoes and form 12 balls.
  • Take one potato ball and flatten it to form a small cup. Stuff this with the onion & nut mixture. Flatten another potato ball and put it over the cup to form a round closed pattice.
  • Repeat the above step to form six pattice. Coat each with semolina and set aside.
  • Heat up the oil. When the oil is hot, dip each pattice into the whisked egg and then deep fry until golden brown.
  • Serve hot by itself with chappati or with a lentil dish of your choice such as a Dhansak or Masoor.