Friday, September 26, 2014

Sama and Potato Tikki - Navratri Special Recipe

Crisp and delicious patties made with barnyarn millet,potato and spices (food for fasting)

Most of the people in North India fast during Navratri and eat only satvik food as grains and pulses are prohibited during fasting .
Sabudana(sago),Singhora ka atta(Water chestnut flour),kuttu(buck wheat flour), Sama(Barnyarn millet ),Rajgiri atta,Ramdana are commonly used  for making pattices, pooris and pilafs.
All fruits can be used but in vegetables only Potato,sweet potato,colacosia ,yellow pumpkin,yam,bottle gourd,cucumber,raw banana are prefered,and only some selected spices can be used during fasting i.e sendha namak(rock salt),pepper powder,mango powder,asafoetida and cumin seeds.But it may vary from region to region and family traditions and rituals.

I often make sabudana vadas but today I wanted to try something different, so just tried this sama and potato pattice and it turn out crisp and delicious,we all loved this new and delicious recipe:)

sama and potato pattice

aloo and samak pattices-fasting recipe

Prep time-20 minutes
Cooking time-10 minutes
Difficulty level-easy
Spice level-mild
yields-approx 25 pieces

  • Sama/Maraiyo/Mordhan/Varai -1/2 cup
  • Potatoes/aloo ,boiled-4 (medium size)
  • Green chilies,chopped-1.5 tsp
  • Ginger/adrak, chopped- 1tsp
  • Fresh coriander/dhaniya,chopped- 3 tbsp
  • Pepper powder/kali mirch- 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds/jeera- 1 tsp
  • Mango powder/amchoor - 1.5 tsp
  • Salt/namak -to taste
  • Cooking oil/Ghee- 3 tbsp 
  1. Add sama and 1 and 1/4 cup water in the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles on medium heat.
  2. When cooker cooled down completely then take out the cooked sama in a bowl and mash with a spoon and then let it come to room temperature.
  3. Mix together grated potato,sama and all the ingredients and mash well.(the proportion of cooked sama and boiled potato mixture should be almost same)
  4. Grease your palms and make patties of same size from the mixture.
  5. Heat oil/ghee in a flat nonstick pan and shallow fry the patties on medium flame till  they become golden and crisp from both the sides.(avoid deep frying)
  6. Drain on a paper napkin and serve hot.
you can also add 2 tbsp of crushed peanuts at step-3

For more fasting recipes please check -vrat ke recipes


Kitchen Queen said...

even without fasting i can eat this, looks yummy.

Meena Selvakumaran said...

simple yet neat presentaion.perfect for tea.

Julie said...

beautiful patties,yummy!!

divya said...

wow i want to grab them from the screen,yummy!!!

Vidya Chandrahas said...

Yummy and tempting patties...great tea time snack.

Sapana Behl said...

I always use sama atta , this is new to me ! Will try it .

TraditionalDiva said...

Nice Recipe, looks so tempting, what is Sama is it Sayamak?

I will love to try this one.

check out my blog as well

Sanoli Ghosh said...

yummy and very delicious patties for fasting days.

today's post:

Maayeka said...

yes sama is sayamak.I have updated the post with the pic.

Rani Acharyulu said...

Delicious patties looks tempting.

TraditionalDiva said...

thank you so much

Chitz said...

Wow.. Perfect looking patties.. Perfectly round and nice texture.. Could gulp down that whole plate in one sitting ;)

Priya Suresh said...

Healthy patties, prefect for the fasting.

Priti S said...

Looks so yum ..nicely done

Bea Neumann said...

I like your food blog, there are delicious recipes!

Greetings from Ireland

themustardseed said...

It looks so delicious, I would keep a vrat just to eat this!!

Shobha said...

They look so crispy and nice..feel like grabbing one .

Ruchi Surana said...

Hi..tried the pattice...turned out very delicious but dunno y....dint turn out crispy at all???

Maayeka said...

Hi Ruchi.thanks for trying and liking the recipe..may be you cooked them on high heat or used very less oil or ghee to shallow fry them,I cooked them on medium to low flame and used enough ghee so the pattice are almost half dipped in it.
take care

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Nupur UK-Rasoi said...

very tempting patties Anjana.. love the color, very bright and look very crispy

Jeena suraj said...

Well Presented... And I love tikkis...yummy