Sri Lankan Patties

Patties are one of the most favorite snacks eaten around Sri Lanka.  You can find patties almost anywhere including school and college canteens, bakeries etc.  This is one of the most common snacks served for birthday parties, tea time and even wedding parties.


Curry Stuffing:

  • 2 medium potatoes (about 12 oz)
  • ¼ cup shredded carrot
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • About ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • Water at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon oil

Oil for deep frying



To make the curry:

  • Boil potatoes in water until three quarter done and leave until its cool
  • Add oil to a skillet and add chopped onion and fry until golden brown
  • Add potatoes, salt and chili powder to the skillet and mix well and cook on low flame for a couple of minutes – sprinkle with water to prevent burning
  • Add carrots, green peas and cook for another 3 minutes
  • Add ground black pepper and mix well

To make the dough:

  • Add salt to flour and add water little at a time and mix well
  • The dough should look like bread dough
  • Make small portions of the dough (about 4 or 5)
  • Roll out the portion on a floured surface with a rolling pin
  • Cut out rounds with a cookie cutter and any round sharp cutter
  • Place a spoonful of potatoes in the middle of the rounds
  • Fold into half and seal the edges
  • Deep fry in hot oil
  • Makes about 12 – 13 patties

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