When you have a child who asks for hash brown patties at least three times a week, you might end up with something like stuffed hash browns as well. Kids' version of hash browns at my home, is simply grated potatoes mixed with salt and a little flour, shaped into patties, fried until golden brown, and served with a dip.
Potatoes are wonderful in any recipes, especially when it is fried. So I tried to spice up the plain hash browns by stuffing it with cilantro chutney mix, and it turned out great. Sounds like an easier version of the good old aloo tikkis? Yup!
Green chilli - 1 or more to taste
Shallots - 1
Curry leaves - a few (optional)
Grated coconut - 4 tbsp
Salt - to taste
I have learned that small capacity food processors are good for making chutnies(without water) in small amounts rather than the big 11 cup capacity food processors. My blender came with a one cup capacity food processor attachment(actually I was badly looking for a blender with a small attachment like that!), and I love it for making chutnies without water.
First, process all the ingredients except coconut and lemon juice. Then add coconut and process again. Do not add any water. Add lemon juice at the end.
To make the patties:
Potatoes - 3 big. (one big potato makes 2 patties)
Salt - to taste
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 tbsp(acts as the binding agent here)
Oil - for shallow frying
Peel and grate the potatoes using a fine grater. I use the medium grating side of my box grater. Squeeze out all the water from the grated potatoes and place it in a bowl. Add salt and flour and mix well. (You may also add pepper powder and a little minced onion to this.) Shape into patties with 1 tbsp chutney stuffed inside. Fry on medium heat until golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes each side.
I have also tried stuffing it with cheese and it came out great.