Thursday 8 December 2011

Aloo Tikki (Potato Patties)

aloo tikki

Aloo tikki is one of the most popular chaat and street food of Northern India. It is served drizzled with hari chutney, tamarind chutney and beaten yogurt. Aloo tikki is also served as tikki chole chaat when it is with white chickpeas (kabuli chana). Potato patties shallow fried to golden makes for a delicious snack.
Recipe of aloo tikki
6-8 medium aloo (potato) - boiled, peeled
2 green chillies- chopped
Chopped coriander leaves (cilantro)
2 tbsp bread crumbs
Salt to taste
1 inch piece ginger- grated
1/2 tsp amchoor (dried mango powder)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
Oil to shallow fry
1. Mash the potatoes well or you can grate them. Mix all the ingredients except oil and make smooth potato dough.
2. Make small balls from the aloo dough and flatten them between your palms to make round patties or tikkis.
3. Heat a non- stick flat pan or a tawa (griddle) and drizzle oil on it. Place the tikkis on it and shallow fry till golden brown. Then turn over and cook from other side also. Place as many tikki on the pan or tava as their surface area allows and you can manage easily. Serve hot aloo tikki with coriander chutney or tamarind chutney.

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