Friday, October 2

Aloo tikki chaat..


Few weeks back invited some of my friends for dinner, so thought of making chat in starters, and guess what, they came out perfect (though they turned out to be too filling). For making tikki chat, if you think of making everything from scratch, than indeed we feel it's a long long process, but as i already had my tamarind as well as green chutney ready in my fridge, and one of the dish in the main course as chole itself, so it was a lot easier... :). Even though, if it needs to be done at one go, still its worth the effort.

Ingredients:

For Aloo Tikki:

Potatoes 5 large
Bread Slices 2 -3
Garam Masala pwd ½ tsp
Roasted Jeera/Cumin Pwd 1 tsp
Coriander Powder ½ tsp
Corn Flour 1 tbsp+
Oil, for shallow frying
Salt to taste

For Date and Tamarind Chutney:

8 10 deseeded dates
2 tbsp tamarind pulp
1/4 cup jaggery
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp cumin powder
Salt to taste

Chole
Green chutney

Curd, beaten till smooth
Cumin powder
1 tbsp sugar
Finely chopped Onions
Fine sev to garnish
Red chilli powder
Chopped coriander leaves.


Method:

1. Prepare green coriander chutney

2. Prepare tamarind chutney.(better make both chutney's one day in advance)

Bring tamarind pulp to a boil. Add date paste and jaggery.
Then add red chilli powder , cumin powder and salt to taste. Adjust the spices and consistency, switch off the gas and let it cool. This can be stored in the air tight jar in the fridge for later use.

Alternatively, grind all the ingredients, along with little water, to make a thick chutney.

3. Make spicy Chole.

4. Yogurt Filling:


Beat the curd till its smooth without any lumps(add a bit water ,if too thick). Now mix in roasted cumin powder, sugar and salt to taste.

5. Aloo Tikki:

Boil potato till tender, peel and mash well(or better grate them for even consistency).
Remove the edges of bread slices. Dip the slices in water and squeeze them between your palms to remove the water. Crumble them with hands and add to the mashed potatoes. Also, bread crumbs can be directly added to mashed potatoes.
Mix in all the spices ; garam masala, roasted cumin powder, coriander powder, salt to taste and corn flour and mix well. Adjust the corn flour as required, it helps in binding and hence proper shape of tikki's.
Take a small lump and make a small ball. Press it down to shape it into round shape (about 1 cm thick ) to amke a tikki.
Heat tawa/griddle , put about 1 tsp oil, and shallow fry all the tikki's on medium to low heat on both the sides till they turn golden brown in color.
Repeat with all the tikkies and place them in a paper napkin to remove excess oil.


Assemble and Serve:

Place 2-3 hot Aloo Tikkies on serving plate.
Pour about 2 ladles full of Chole. Then add about 2 tablespoons of spiced yogurt.Then drizzle about a spoon each of Sweet Date-Tamarind Chutney and Green Chutney.
Finally garnish with chopped onion, sev and chopped coriander leaves.
Sprinkle a bit of red chilli powder and cumin power on top of it and serve immediately.

Tips:

Instead of bread slices can add one cup Bread Crumbs too
For oil consicious people, can also bake the tikkies till they turn gold and crisp on both the sides


33 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

These golden crisp curd cutlets must taste heavenly!

Angie's Recipes

Soma Pradhan said...

Tikki looks nice and perfect

Prathibha said...

one of my fav chaats..I m craving for that already..

Sunshinemom said...

I just peeled boiled potatoes to make them tomorrow and here you are making me hungry with your visuals!

Pari said...

The tikkis have come out very well. Very well presented dear.

mona said...

Oh so delicious, you are teasing me with those delectable clicks!

Priya said...

Am craving for this, delicious!!

chakhlere said...

Wow!! It is yummyyyyyy!! I just love it too much!!

Neha said...

Thanx you all girls, for all the lovely comments..

Chitra said...

wanted to try this for a long time..thanks for the recipe..will try

Sireesha said...

Looks so good, wish I could taste it!

Neha said...

Sure chitra, try it out..., its really awesome..

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Hi Neha,

Thank alot for ur comments.U have a wonderful blog.Following u :)

Rohini said...

Wow.. You just made me drool!! Lovely tikkis and fab presentation!
You have great space dear.. Thanks for dropping by. Following you! :)

*sangi* said...

Thank u so much for stopping by simplydelicious Neha...
U have a fabulous space with wonderful recipes!!!
Aloo tikki has come out well&xllnt presentation!

Neha said...

Thanx sree and rohini for following...
Thanx sangi for the lovely comment..
All of you have lovely blogs too

kitchen queen said...

you have a nice blog. you can visit my blog view my recipes and give ur comments.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Those tikkis look perfect. I love chat - great idea for the party next time...

my kitchen said...

Perfect tikki, do visit my blog when u find time

Gulmohar said...

tikkis look delicious :-)

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Hi Neha,
Thx for stopping by kothiyavunu and for ur lovely comments...:) Aloo tikki looks fabulous.I love it..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog dear..yes originally from Singapore..Ur tikka looks so tempting and very nice presentation too..u too have a selective range of recipes to try..hope u will join as a follower of my blog too...

Simply Life said...

Oh wow, this is one of my favorite things to eat - it looks amazing!

jayasri said...

wow, That's quite gorgeous, lovely pics, they look so yummy

Supriya Nair said...

Amazing and very colorful. The recipe is fab and the click...simply lovely...Kudos!

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats a lovely click,i love chats and will surely try this one...looks really mouthwatering

Sonal said...

Hi Neha
Thanks for sharing such a nice recepies i want to cook aloo tikkis in microwave if i dont want them to be shallow fried

Neha said...

Yep sonal you can microwave the tikkis too.., just put some oil, and cook them , i think better in grill mode(never tried before). But you know i think shallow frying will have the best crisp effect, and as i believe, its better to eat in lesser quantity than using other less oil methods..
Just my way of thinking.. Eat healthy, eat less... :)

Now Serving said...

I made these not to long back - Yours looks awesome too :))

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Caca said...

wow, my favourite

Echo's Kitchen -- A Taste of Memories said...

This looks soo tempting.. I shall make it once!

Naveena Sukumaran said...

I have chole and chutneys.....making this for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing. Great collection. Keep it up.

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