Farali Pattice #Fasting Diaries

I’m always on the hunt for delicious recipes for when I’m fasting during religious occasions.  This dish is one of my favorite dishes that allows me to feast and fast at the same time !
Farali Pattice is a popular Gujarati fasting snack that contains mashed potatoes, grated coconut and dry fruits.  Having grown up in a Gujarati neighbourhood in Mumbai, this dish is a trip down memory lane.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
1. 4 potatoes (boiled n mashed)
2. 2 tbsp of arrowroot starch
3. Oil for fryingFor Stuffing: 
1. 4 tbs fresh coconut (grated)
2. 2 tbs crushed (roasted) peanuts
3. 1 and 1/2 tbsp chopped raisins
4. 1 tbsp chili ginger paste
5. 1 tbs chopped coriander
6. 1 and 1/2 tsp sugar
7. 3 tsp lemon juice
8. Salt to taste
Boil, peel and mash the potatoes nicely until smooth. Next, Add 1tsp of arrowroot  powder to the same mixture. Add salt to taste. Mix well and keep aside.
For the stuffing:
In a bowl, mix all of the above ingredients.
Now, make medium sized balls from the potato- starch mixture. Next, Take a portion of the potato mixture and
flatten it.
Make a small disk shape covering and add the stuffing and bring together the edges of the potato mixture in the centre to seal the stuffing.
Shape it into a small ball with your finger. Roll the ball on your palms.
Coat the prepared ball in some arrowroot starch.  Keep aside. Repeat the procedure.
Heat oil in a pan on medium heat and deep fry until it becomes crispy on the outside and golden brown in color.
Blot the excess oil on some paper towels.
Finally, serve with dahi chutney – and enjoy your feast with a cool mango lassi.

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