Monday, May 07, 2007

Peas & Corn Pattice

Aah, the quintessential question I get asked by my non-Indian friends: what is a pattice. What is it indeed? A pattice is really the equivalent of a patty but with a twist. The Indian pattice is more often than not filled with a spicy vegetable or meat filling, and always brings back waves of nostalgia of the corner bakery where I grew up.

My version of the pattice came about accidentally one day, where I had loads of peas, corn and ready to bake Pillsbury biscuit dough at hand, and some really hungry guests to feed pretty quickly.

This is my contribution to Nupur's incredible A-Z Indian Vegetable line-up

Peas & Corn Pattice
1. 1 pack Pillsbury ready to bake biscuits
2. 2 tsp olive oil
3. 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
4. 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
5. 1 cup chopped spinach
6. 1 onion finely sliced
7. 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
8. 1 tsp red chili powder
9. 1 pinch garam masala
10. 1/4 tsp lemon juice
11. Salt to taste
12. 1 cup cheese (optional)

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
2. Make sure the biscuit dough is at room temperature
3. In a pan, heat some oil
4. Add the onions and sauté till translucent
5. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till brown
6. Add the spinach, peas and corn and sauté for 2 minutes
7. Add red chili powder and the garam masala and sauté for another 2 minutes
8. Add salt and lemon juice to taste
9. Remove from pan and let the mixture cool
10. Spread out the biscuit dough to form the bottom. Layer with the vegetable mix.
Top with cheese. Roll the biscuit so that the 2 ends touch each other (almost like a croissant).

Serve with ketchup or mint chutney. Enjoy :)