How to Make Matar Pattice
To make Stuffing:
1.Heat ghee or oil in a pan.
Add cumin seeds, ginger paste, chilly paste and saute.
2.Then add blanched green peas.
3.Cook it to 3-4 minutes.
Turn off the heat.
4.Then add grated coconut, chopped coriander, cashews and raisins, lemon juice, sugar and salt to the mixture.
5.Mix it and mash a bit.
Set it aside for cooling.
6.To make cover :
Take potatoes in a bowl and mash it into fine paste.
7.Add salt, sugar, ginger paste and chilly paste to the mashed potatoes.
8.Also add corn flour if required.
9.Make lemon sized balls of the mixture.
To make Pattice:
1.Grease your palms with oil.
2.With the help of thumb make a deep hole into the potato ball in order to give it a shape of a hollow cup.
Make sure that you do not make a hole in the dough.
3.Press the cup such that it becomes bigger and bigger.
4.Now add the filling to the hollow cup such that it fill 80% of the cup.
5.Bring together the edges in the centre to seal the stuffing.
6.Now shape it into a round ball
Use circular motion of the hand while doing this.
7.Make sure that potato cover does not break from any side.
8.Roll the pattice in the corn flour till they are evenly coated from all the sides.
9.Now, heat oil in a deep pan.
10.Deep-fry the pattice on a medium flame till they turn light brown in colour.
Drain on absorbent paper.
11.Serve hot with fresh coconut chutney
13.You may substitute corn flour with and/or add bread crumbs also to enhance crunchiness.
14.The healthier version of these pattice can be made by shallow frying the pattice instead of deep frying