Boil the potatoes and plantains together. Peel and mash when cooled.
Add green chilli, ginger paste, cayenne, salt and roasted and pounded peanuts to the mash and make a mixture. You may add finely chopped cilantro and mint to the mix for added flavour.
Now with your hands, make thin, round patties.
For Air frying
Preheat Air fryer to 200 C or 390 F for 5 minutes. Brush oil on the basket. Arrange the patties in one row. Lightly brush with oil.
Now Air fry for 15 minutes at 200 C or 390 F. Turn the patties and brush again with oil if needed, half way through the cooking time.
For pan frying
Cook them on a non-stick tava or griddle with very little oil. It just takes a couple of minutes on each side to get a lovely brown coating. Serve the patties hot as an evening snack along with ketchup or chutney. Goes really well with tea.
You may use breadcrumbs or amaranth flour in case you feel that the mash is a bit damp or lacks adequate binding.You may use roasted and pound almonds or walnuts in place of peanuts if you so like.You may also use some crumbled cottage cheese or tofu for added protein.If making for fasting, use only black salt in place of regular salt.