Yesterday I made mashed potato balls with fenugreek leaves. They were good, and today I expounded on the idea and made something similar and even better.
It started with boiled potatoes lightly mashed and a little lumpy. To the potatoes I added:
- chopped onion
- chopped jalapeños
- frozen fenugreek leaves
- chopped curry leaves
- chopped cilantro
- chopped Indian hot green chillies
- mango powder (amchur)
- cumin seeds
- ajwain seeds
- kalonji seeds
The last three items were dry roasted and coarsely ground with coarse sea salt in a mortar and pestle. The thawed fenugreek leaves were salted with kosher salt and allowed to sit for a time, then they were squeezed dry and chopped.
To all of the above ingredients I added chopped fresh spinach and mixed it all together.
My intention was to bake this mixture in a muffin pan but time was short, so I made patties instead.
Other than potato nothing was added as a binder, but the patties held together well. They were delicious too. We both went back for seconds. I enjoyed mine with Greek yogurt and Amla Pickle.