Farali Pattice Recipe - A Popular Fasting Food
Farali Pattice Recipe is a popular fasting dish that is made using potatoes, arrowroot powder and peanuts. This snack can be served otherwise as well as a high tea snack.
Farali Pattice Recipe is a healthy fasting food of the Gujarati's.
Faral means ‘fast’ and these patties are specially made for those who are fasting. The patties are made with an outer covering of mashed potatoes and filled inside with spiced dry fruits mixture, coconut and peanuts. The patties are traditionally fried but as a lover of healthy non fried food I am sharing the procedure to bake these patties. You could optionally fry Farali Pattice Recipe to suit your taste.
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Ingredients for the outer cover
- 3 to 4 Potatoes (Aloo) , boiled, peeled and mashed
- 1/4 cup Arrowroot flour , or corn flour
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- 1 cup Whole Wheat Bread crumbs , or sesame seeds or poppy seeds or even rajgira lahyas
- Salt , to taste Ingredients for the filling
- 1/4 cup Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali) , coarsely powdered
- 1/4 cup Fresh coconut , grated
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Raisins , finely chopped
- 1 Lemon , juiced
- 1 tablespoon Cashew nuts , finely chopped
- 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- 1 inch Ginger , grated
- 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , small bunch, finely chopped
- Salt , to taste
How to make Farali Pattice Recipe - A Popular Fasting Food
To begin making the Farali Pattice, into a bowl we will first combine all the ingredients for the filling and bring them together to form a nutty dough.
In another bowl combine the potato, arrowroot powder and butter together to form potato dough.
To make the filling in a mixing bowl combine the roasted peanuts, freshly grated coconut, sugar, lemon juice, raisins, cashew nut, green chillies, grated ginger, garam masala powder and a small bunch of coriander leaves, finely chopped.
Mix well to combine.
Divide the potato mixture and the filling mixture each into 8 equal portions. Grease your palm with oil and flatten a portion of the potato mixture on your palm and place a portion of the filling mixture in the centre.
Bring together the edges to seal. Roll the filled potato balls between the palms of your hands to a round shape and set aside. Repeat the above procedure with the remaining potato and filling and make the pattice.
Now we will prepare to bake the Farali Pattice in the oven. So for that first preheat the oven to 180 C.
Roll the filled farali pattice on the bread crumbs (or sesame seeds or poppy seeds or even rajgira lahyas) until it is well coated on all sides and place these filled potato balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place the bread crumb coated pattice in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, until crust turns golden and crisp evenly on all sides.
Take the patties out from the oven place them on the serving platter.
Serve the Farali Pattice as a fasting food during Healthy Appetizer for your parties.