Friday, September 2, 2016

Potato Cake

BM # 68
Day : 2
Theme : One Category - Bread Sandwiches
Sub Theme - Sandwich Cakes

For the second day of Cooking Carnival  I have a very very desi cake . This is a cake that my sister in law used to make years back, say more than 30 years back. A lot of food habits have changed over the years and so many old recipes are just memories. This is one such memorable recipe.

The recipe is made with three slices of bread, make sure you take a small sized bread. The fillings could be your choice but traditionally we use fresh green peas and green chutney for one filling and ketchup and macaroni for the second. After filling the layers the complete sandwich is coated with potato mixture and then deep fried.This becomes like a monster sandwich to be fried and it is rather tricky to fry . One has to be really careful. Actually we can bake it too, wonder why I have never thought of it before. Anyway this is a fried version, if you try the baked version do let me know how it turns out.

Potato Cake

3 slices of bread

Filling no 1
1 tbsp green chutney
1/2 cup fresh green peas, boiled and mashed
1 spicy green chilly
Pinch Garam masala
Coriander leaves
Mint leaves
Salt to taste
Except the green chutney mix all ingredients to the boiled mashed peas.

Filling no 2
1 tbsp tomato ketchup ( hot and sweet )
1/2 cup macaroni, boiled with salt and pulsed for a second in chopper
1/4 tsp red chilly powder
Pinch garam masala
Salt to taste
Add red chilly powder and garam masala to the chopped macaroni.
Salt is added while boiling he macaroni.

Outer coating
2 1/2 cups boiled mashed potatoes
4 slices bread, churned in a mixy to make fresh bread crumbs
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala
Salt to taste
Mix all ingredients .
Make a small ball and test for deep frying. The ball should not break.
In case it does add more bread crumbs.

Cherry tomatoes
Or anything you fancy.

Assembling the Cake
Place a bread slice and apply green chutney.
Spread filling no 1
Place the second slice.
Apply ketchup.
Place filling no 2.
Place the third slice sealing the sandwich.
Make a big ball of potato mixture and flatten it into a big disc.
Place the prepared sandwich in the center of this mixture and cover the sandwich from all sides.
Sprinkle some semolina flour.
Deep fry or bake.
Garnish the cake.
Let the cake cool a little.
Cut into desired slices.

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  1. Interesting potato sandwich cake. Yes some of the old recipes are just memories now and happy you shared one of your families old recipes which is forgotten. Wonderful recipe

  2. Interesting cake. This looks something like a break pakoda, save the besan. Such a twist to sandwich with this potato cake!

  3. This is one such interesting sandwich,looks gorgeous.Though it's deep fried I won't mind having this,bookmarked it.

  4. Wow ! Like bread pakora with macaroni ! Great recipe, thx to ur SIL for d same

  5. That surely is a jumbo sandwich cake Vaishali. Looks super yummy..

  6. wow , i mean wow...30 years ago...this is superb recipe....bookmarking

  7. The sandwich looks yum... Must be quite filling

  8. The sandwich looks yum... Must be quite filling

  9. OMG that surely looks so sinful Vaishali..wish my kids eat this, I am so tempted to make it!


  10. Nice recipe have a nice collection of recipes..happy to follow you back :)'
    chowringhee satyaniketan

  11. Wow Vaishali!!1Each of your recipes are mind blowing. Looks too good

  12. Omg, this is absolutely fantastic and so delicious. How wonderful to see this beautiful potato cake.

  13. Sinful sandwich Vaishali. I shall try to bake it and let you know. This sounds like something my family would love!!

  14. Did you deep fry that sandwich! That should have been so tricky. It is so sinful that I will be gobbling up like crazy.

  15. WOW, what an amazing sandwich Vaishali. It must have tasted soooooooo good. I will have to try this for my family :-)

  16. OMG.. I second harini.. it's so sinful and full of flavors. Love it to the core.

  17. I am seeing this for the first time and am absolutely loving it. Looks like my husband's kind of dish and bookmarking it.

  18. stunning yaar, i m wondering how you managed to fry it so beautifully. Love the filling and definitely hatke sandwich!! :)

  19. This must be very filling. I am wondering how you managed to fry this as a whole. Some tips or pics would be really helpful. I am not getting any ideas...

  20. That's a cool idea. I have never seen this kind of potato cake before. Have to try it