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

Ingredients
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
Method
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
Method
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
Method
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.

Garnishing
Cherry tomatoes
Cheese
Capsicum
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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