Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Crispy Cashew Coated Carrot-Pea Patties!

Last year, when I visited India, I talked quite a bit to my MIL about our very favourite topic - FOOD. She mentioned these patties, which she had had in a restaurant and liked very much. She wasn't sure of the coating but she said, the patties tasted really really good and the highlight of the patties was the crust, which she thought were cashews, very very finely crushed.



These patties have been on my mind ever since, and last week they made it to our platter, too. I obviously improvised (well, some habits are hard to die) - I mixed some carrots too in there, and the coating was done with coarsely crushed cashews rather than really finely crushed ones. And, they not only looked elegant but also tasted great.



I must mention that I used canned peas since fresh ones aren't available at this time of the year. But, next time around I shall make these with fresh peas :-)


Ingredients


1/3 cup - carrots, boiled and chopped
1/2 cup - peas
1 inch piece - ginger, finely chopped
1 tbsp - coriander leaves, chopped
1/4 tsp - garam masala
1/4 tsp - red chilli powder (more or less)
salt to taste
12-15 pieces - cashew, coarsely crushed, for coating the patties


For the marinade


1 tsp - all purpose flour (maida)
2 tbsp - water
1/4 tsp - sunflower oil
a pinch of salt
a pinch of garam masala


Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degree C and line a baking tray.
  2. Mash together the carrots, peas and ginger in a bowl. Add the coriander leaves, salt, garam masala and chilli powder and mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture into 4 parts and make rounds and flatten them slightly.
  4. Mix all the ingredients of the marinade in a bowl.
  5. Brush the patties with the marinade and roll them with the crushed cashews.
  6. Place the patties on the lined baking tray and place the tray in the center of the oven. Bake until the cashews turn a little brown.
  7. Serve hot with a dip/chutney of your choice.

Sending these patties to Champa's Weekly Bake-Off Event.

Enjoy!

57 comments:

  1. Wow, they sound delicious!
    :-) I admit that I like anything with cashew nuts :-)

    ciao

    Alessandra

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  2. Well they seem to be delicious Rachana... Cashews coated patties are quite new to me... Looks very royal to me...the chutney looks so fresh and green... Definitely will try this out... Have a lovely day:)

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  3. Rolling cutlets in cashews is such a good idea, so crunchy, healthy and delicious cutlets...

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  4. Patties look fantastic Rachna..love the use of cashew for crust…superb idea !!

    US Masala

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  5. Very interesting and healthy dish, great idea to coat them with cashew...yum..

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  6. patties looks awesome..love the idea of using cashews for the crust..looks so crunchy and delicious..

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  7. looks inviting n mouthwatering....drooooolworthy pics too dear...

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  8. Wow looking patties. Thanks for the entry.

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  9. they look awesome..can i use peanuts instead of cashew? not too fond of cashew:(

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  10. tempting ...drooling over your pics...

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  11. wonderful idea..They looks so lovely. Feel like having some. Will try it soon rachana :)

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  12. Wow, these sounds so interesting I have to try it! They look awesome too!

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  13. patties looks fantastic rachana...love this healthy yummy recipe..very innovative dish

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  14. Ooooo....I knw that gonna be yummy and healthy and crisp and .....simply irrestible clicks!
    Sinfully Spicy

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  15. Woww cashew coated patties looks fantastic and soo crispy, very tempting..

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  16. Those sound like a tasty little treat.
    Mimi

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  17. Yum!! I love cashews and cutlets!

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  18. OMG! I am drooling. Very beautiful crispy patties. Good snack to munch on.

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  19. These patties look healthy ad delicious. Great even for snacks. I love it. Thanks very much for sharing.

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  20. looks so good and delicious.

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  21. I am very sure these would taste good. I made something similar with couscous and nuts and it was superb. You have artistic fingers dear.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  22. Yum, what a great recipe. i love patties, my favourite has to be sweetcorn patties.

    Rose

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  23. Sounds perfect Rachana, I am all ears for baked crispies. This goes to my " Must try" List. thanks for sharing

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  24. Perfectly crispy patties... awesome clicks!

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  25. Great idea..sounds super delicious crispy patties,

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  26. I love the cashew crust on these!

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  27. Yum! Slurp! Drool! What crispy and lovely patties!

    Nandini's Food Page

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  28. tikkis look awesome and love the combo of carrot,peas and the cashew touch in it.nice click

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  29. Very nice and wonderful recipe. Patties looks crispy, yummy and mouth watering.

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  30. Looks delicious, loved the flavors used in this patties !

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  31. All ur creations make me wanna try 'em rite away and this one is no exception:-)
    Love the flavs and the crunchiness of the crust!!
    And congrats on making it to foodista!!
    GOrgeously good bread and am sure and thanxxx a ton for that cake!!
    Missed ya too and glad to be around again!!

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  32. Ces petites galettes doivent délicieuses et nourrissantes.
    J'ai envie de les essayer.
    See soon.

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  33. This is seriously the ULTIMATE veggie burger! I love how many good ingredients are stuffed into it and that crust looks fantastic!

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  34. It is been a long time since I made any real time patties. The cashew coating sounds wonderful

    and congrats on the foodista ccokbook!!

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  35. Patties in the air...
    I m loving it.. cashew... a perfect starter..treat.. and baking is making it healthy. Very well balanced.

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  36. Oh my oh my!! How amazing! Would love a lil taste!
    xo tash

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  37. Woaw, I heard about them, now I see them: they look awesome! The cashew crust is definitely a yummy thing ;-) And I love that they are baked in the oven!

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  38. wow that looks absolutely delicious!!

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  39. Baked patties with cashews - what more cud a person possibly want!

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  40. elles sont à croquer ces galettes bien riches et délicieuses
    bonne soirée

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  41. YUM! These patties look delicious.

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  42. Love the crust. Looks like an awesome burger patties. Just need some bread now.

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  43. Happy Ganesha Chaturthi to you and your family. Hope Lord Ganesha brings happiness and peace in your life.

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  44. These patties look great with cashew!
    Maybe the frozen peas? They are not worse than the fresh one at all.

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  45. What can I say that has not already been said. Except they look so Delicious.

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  46. Very new to me,excellent post,looks so so tempting! Lovely clicks!

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  47. droolworthy patties...very yummy!!

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  48. Baked Patties.... gr8 concept...
    Unique...

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  49. Cashew coated pattie sounds so nice Rachana.Well thought.
    hugs and smiles

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