5-Ingredient Potato Patties


When it comes to quick Indian snacks, you’ll usually find quite a few varieties of fried food. Not that we don’t watch our calories or take care of our health. But we love fried food, especially when its raining outside, or there’s a bit of chill in the air and you crave for something hot and spicy, just like these mouth-watering Sabudana Vadas (Sago Vadas) If you are looking for a quick fix with less than 5 ingredients, yet something that will tickle your tastebuds, then you have got to give these a try. Soft and moist, with a crunch in every bite, these Potato patties are made even simpler by using Simply Potatoes Mashed Potatoes, made with real butter. SO you don’t need to waste time boiling, peeling and mashing your own potatoes. The result is an amazingly delicious recipe for an Indian snack that will have you licking your fingers, I promise, perfect for the Simply Potatoes Recipe Contest going now now.


This is the first time that I tried ready-made mashed potatoes. I was a bit hesitant of how this experiment would turn out, especially because firmness of texture is important to keep your patties intact while frying. But the Simply Potatoes products are fresh, not frozen, so it keeps the starchy content alive. I removed the mashed potatoes in a bowl and left it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes; you could even prepare the whole mixture and then refrigerate it for some time, just to make sure that your patties don’t disintegrate while frying.


This is a great recipe when you are looking for an option to entertain, or simply need a tea-time snack. These patties can stay fresh for 3-4 days in the refrigerator, and they make excellent picnic or pot-luck items too. As a 5-Ingredient Fix, I know this is a recipe that you will keep coming back to, again and again!



Quick Potato Patties
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Serves: 4
  • 1 cup Sabudana (Sago pearls)
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • ½ cup peanuts, roasted and coarsely ground
  • 2-3 Green chillies & fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • salt & lemon juice, add to taste
  1. Wash the sabudana well and then soak it overnight with just enough water to cover it. You will find that the water has been absorbed by the sago and it will look plumped up.
  2. Now drain the sago well - at least 15-20 minutes. Make sure there is no water in them before using in the recipe.
  3. Make sure there is no water in the sabudana, as well as the mashed potatoes, otherwise the patties might break while frying.
  4. Now mix all the ingredients together and form into small flat patties. Oil your hands, or use plain flour to dust them if the mixture looks sticky.
  5. Heat oil in a frying pan, and fry them at medium heat until nice and brown on both sides.
  6. Serve hot with ketchup or chutney


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