It was Divu's Pizza Party before his school reopened. Divu is my 6 year old friend. So there was no way I could miss this party. There were 4 more friends of his along with their moms'. The party was in full swing with these lil monsters running all over the house. Toys were all over the place with little or no place to walk. One could hear intermittent fights about sharing toys and about deciding which game they wanted to play. The girls tried to boss over the guys and these boys refused to listen ..... guess that's how it is everywhere !!
Anju (Divu's mom) was busy in the kitchen preparing pizza ...... sorry let me correct myself. She was busy preparing customized pizza for everyone. The kids demanded cheese pizza .... that was the perfect time when they could escape their mom's feeding them with any green stuff. Mom's were no less demanding ..... including myself. I wanted one topped with bell peppers, mushroom and onion with extra cheese.
But when it was time for 'Alu patties', everybody jumped in. We all made a bee line at the table to grab one. They were baked to perfection. That was the only time when the all the noise subsided and everyone was busy eating. But this was not for long. The kids went back playing and fighting. And mom's got busy asking the recipe for 'Alu Patties'. I made my trip to Anju's kitchen to grab my custom pizza.
Alu Patties are perfect for parties and get together. They are hassle free to prepare and you can never go wrong with them. Thanks Divu for the invite :-)
Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves - 4
Puffs Pastry Sheet - 1 packet
Boiled Patoto - 3-4
Finely chopped Onions -1 Cup
Red Chilli powder per taste
Turmeric powder per taste
Salt per taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Method of Preparation
Thaw the Puff Pastry sheets for 30-40 minutes before
making the patty in room temperature. Thawing time also depends
upon the room temperature.
1 Mash the Boil Potato .
In a pan heat oil and sauté the onions and add turmeric, chilly powder and salt.
2 Mix the mashed potato and keep the prepared filling aside.
3 Set the oven to 400 degrees F.
4 Lay the Pastry sheets flat. If the sheets are thawed too much and becomes little sticky, use the all purpose flour
or maida to dust your hands a little.
5 Cut the single pastry sheet in small 9 squares. (So out of 1 packet you will be able to make 18 patties).
6 In the middle of the square put 1tbsp filling and fold the pastry square from middle in triangle shape.
7 Seal the ends of the filled triangles by applying little pressure on the edges.
8 Lay the filled triangles on the greased baking tray.
9 Once the oven is preheated to 400 degree, put the baking tray in oven and bake the patties for 12-15 minutes. Make sure to flip the patties in between so that they are evenly baked from both sides.
Serve hot as snacks/starters or as breakfast . Serve with tomato sauce, chilly sauce or green chutney.
You may add green peas along with potato to make it more healthier. You may make any filling of your choice. Also you may egg wash them before baking them. This gives a nice golden color to it.
All purpose flour/Maida, Green Chutney/Coriander sauce/cilantro sauce.