It was around 3 years back, we had arranged a baby shower for a friend. I decided to make ragda pattis and when I started to cook, I realized it would take me forever to pan fry all those pattis. So I baked them. Everyone enjoyed it and they did not know it was baked at all.
When Ishaan was born, many of my blogger friends also had their first kids. So one mommy blogger created a FB group and we all joined. When all the babies grew up and became toddlers, we started discussing about food. My friend Sia from Monsoon Spice shared a veggie finger recipe. I loved the idea of adding vegetables. Ever since then, instead of ragda pattis, this baked vegetable patties served like a chaat has become a regular at my home. The bread crumbs crisp up when baked, so it tastes amazing served just out of oven. I keep everything ready and bake it just before my guests arrive. I have made this many times for get togethers and it is always a hit.
Take all ingredients (except bread crumb) and mix well.
Make balls and roll in bread crumbs. Top with a little oil and bake.
Take all chutney ingredients and grind.
Mix chaat masala and salt with onion.
Baked Vegetable Patties
- 1 cup mashed potatoes
- 1 and 1/2 cups boiled vegetables green peas, corn, carrots etc
- 1 tea spn garam masala
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 tea spn ginger-garlic paste
- 1/2 tea spn chilli powder
- 2 tbl spn chopped coriander leaves
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 4-5 dates
- 2-3 green chillies
- 1/2 cup coriander leaves
- 2 tbl spn mint leaves optional
- 1 tbl spn chopped ginger
- 1 tea spn cumin seeds
- 1 tbl spn jaggery optional
- 1 tbl spn tamarind or 1 tea spn tamarind extract
- 1/2 chopped onion
- 1/2 tea spn chaat masala
- Preheat the oven at 350F for 10mins.
- Take potatoes, vegetables, onion, spices, ginger-garlic paste, salt, coriander leaves in a big bowl and mix.
- Make small balls from the mix.
- Roll the balls in bread crumbs.
- Slightly flatten them.
- Line them on a greased baking sheet or cast iron pan (Instead of greasing the baking sheet, it can be lined with parchment paper to avoid sticking).
- Keep patties on the baking sheet/cast iron pan.
- Top each with a little oil (helps in crisping, optional)
- Bake at 350F for 15mins then turn them upside down and bake for another 20mins.
- Serve with ketchup or as a chaat (I prefer serving as chaat) as mentioned in next steps.
Serving as chaat
- Grind all ingredients of chutney.
- Mix onions with salt and chaat masala.
- Serve patties with chutney, onions and sev.