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Aloo tikki (potato patties)

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Ingredients • 4 medium potatoes • ¾ C bread crumbs • 2 Tbsp cornstarch/cornflour • ¾ Tsp cumin powder • ½ Tsp turmeric powder • ½ Tsp paprika • ¼ Tsp red chili powder (optional) • ½ Tsp garam masala • 1 Tbsp finely grated ginger • 2 hot green chilies, chopped • 1¼ Tsp salt • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves • Ghee/oil for pan frying   To serve: • 1 recipe ChickPea Curry (chana masala) {look under grain dishes} • 1 recipe coriander and mint chutney {look under chutneys} • 1 recipe tamarind chutney {look under chutneys} • 3 Tbsp fresh coriander leaves • Sev {Chickpea noodles(optional)}   Preparation 1. Boil the potatoes until tender. Peel the skin and mash the potatoes. 2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except the ghee/oil. Knead until well blended and divide into 12 parts. Roll each part into a ball, and then flatten into a smooth round patty about ½-inch thick. 3. Heat a film of ghee/oil in an iron griddle or nonstick pan over moderate heat. place 3-5 patties arranged in a single layer. Pan fry the patties on each side slowly over medium-low heat until crisp and brownish.  4. To serve: Place patties on a serving platter. Pour some chana masala over the patties. Add some coriander mint chutney and tamarind chutney. Sprinkle some coriander and sev on top. Serve hot. ** Alternatively you may serve these potato patties with just the coriander & mint chutney/tamarind chutney/any sauce.   Yield 12 Patties

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