Submitted by: Hela H.
Recipe Source Country: India
Cooking/Prep time: 30 minutes to 1 hour


The Filling:

  • 4 boiled potatoes
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground Roman cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander
  • salt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • a piece of freshly grated ginger
  • 1 cup of grated cheese

The Dough:

  • 3 cups of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • butter for the top coat

The Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 handful of fresh mint


  1. Knead the flour, salt, oil and hot water (only 3/4 cup for now, then add more as needed) into a smooth elastic dough. It needs to be perfectly worked through for a few minutes to ensure it is lump-free and not sticky. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes to make it easier to work with later.
  2. Now, the filling. The herbs and spices listed are more for inspiration – you can choose any other you like. Curry powder, ground coriander, chilli powder, ginger or fresh parsley and mint are also great combination.
  3. Mash the potatoes with the chopped spring onions, other ingredients and mix with grated cheese (eidam, balkan).
  4. Divide the dough into 8 pieces Form 8 balls with similar size and shape. Roll out the dough into a pattie on a floured surface about 10 cm long, put an eighth of the filling in the centre, fold the edges over it, join it together like a pouch and carefully flatten it into a thin ppattie with your hands or a rolling pin.
  5. Bake the patties dry in a really hot frying pan. After a while, take the flame off to let the dough cook through. Turn the patties and do the same with the rest of the dough. Stack the patties and brush them with a little melted butter or ghee while still hot.
  6. Serve the patties just as they are or with a refreshing yoghurt dip or with fresh salad.

Patties are vegetarian, delicious hot or cold, with or without dip. Perfect for any occasion.