Introduction: Meat Patties

This is one of the famous snack  that every body likes.It takes a while to make,so I always make a huge amount  and freeze them.
When ever I have guests or  feel like having home made Patties ,I take it out from the freezer  an hour early to defrost. It is already semi fried/semi baked , so that it does not get pasted in the fridge.. Once it is defrosted I fry it over again until golden brown.
If you don't want to fry, you can apply egg yolk on top of the patties and bake them until golden brown.
Baking is much more healthier,but I like it Fried ,as it is much  more tastier.
I am  publishing  with more pictures ,so that every body understands well looking at the pictures alone.

Enjoy with your favourite choice of  Sauce...Super delicious...

Step 1: Ingredients

For the dough
Butter or Margarine
Cold Water

Curry leaves
Spring onions
Lime or lemon (option)
Turmeric Powder
Paprika powder

Step 2: Making the Dough

1. Shift flour and add 2 or 3 table spoon melted butter or margarine and 1/2 tea spoon salt .
2.  With you fingertips mix the melted butter, flour and salt until the mixture resembles fine sand. Then add cold water  little by    little to make the dough.Do not add too much butter,as it will become very soft.In case you add too much butter or water   don't panic,just  add more flour.
3.With floured hands  mix  and knead well  until it becomes  soft.
4. Make small balls so that it is easy to roll out one by one.Now  set a  side.

Step 3: Making the Filling

1. Cut the beef  in to medium size pieces add salt and turmeric powder.
2.  Pressure cook the beef for few minutes.
3.  Boil the potatoes and cut them in to small cubes.
4. Drain the water off and  chop the beef  also in to small pieces.
5.  Finally chop  the spring onions

Step 4: Cooking the Filling

1. Temper the onions in oil,add garlic paste.
2. Add the ginger paste,cook until golden brown
3. Add the chopped beef ,curry leaves and salt to taste.
4. Add turmeric powder and paprika powder.If you want it hot and spicy  instead of paprika powder add chilli powder and a little curry powder.
5.  Add  the spring onion.
6. Mix well and let it cook on slow fire.
7 Finally add the potatoes and mix well.

8. Let it simmer on slow fire..Add a little more water if needed.The consistency should be thick.Once it is cooked set it a side to cool.

Step 5: Combine Dough and Filling

1.  Lightly dust a clean surface.
2. With clean fingers  roll out the dough one by one until it is 1/8 inch thick.
3.  Lay the rolled flat dough on top of the Patties cutter.
4.   Spoon 2  tablespoons of the filling onto one side of the dough.
5+6 Fold the other half over to make a half-moon, press to seal.
7.  Remove the excess dough which is out side the cutter.
8. Press well so that it gets sealed properly,if not it will open out when frying.

9+10 When you open the cutter ,the Patties can be on to any side you turn to.
11+12 If you do not have a Patties cutter here is another  way to cut the dough with a bottle.
      Press the glass rim on to the rolled dough a bit harder ,  so that it  cuts a shape of a round.Remove the extra dough.
13.  Spoon in the filling  and press the edges together.if your dough is on the dry side you may need to run wet fingers around the edge of the circles to help get a good seal
14. Lightly press a floured fork around the edge of the patties to make ridges.
15. Ready to be fried.

Step 6: Frying

1.  Fry in hot oil.
2.  Transfer it to a sieve so that the excess  oil drips, and then to a tea towel.
3.  You can make a lot at one time and  semi fry  part of it ,cool, and Freeze  them.
4 . A delicious plate of  snack
  called PATTIES

Step 7:

Enjoy with your favourite sauce!

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