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Friday, October 16, 2020

Aloo Tikki


Aloo tikki is an Indian street food. Made from boiled potatoes and shaped like patties. They are crispy from outside and soft from inside. These crispy potato patties are served with tamarind and green chutney. On cold winter evenings you can see people in North India flocking on aloo tikki stalls. The tikkies are made with different types of stuffing. Today I am making them with the easiest stuffing . This does take much time and therefore you can easily serve them as evening snacks today. 

We need:

  • 500 gm boiled potatoes

  • 2 Tbsp All purpose flour

  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch

  • Oil for shallow frying. 

For Stuffing:

  • 100 gm boiled Green Peas

  • 1 Tbsp Boiled grated Potatoes

  • 1 Tsp Chaat Masala

  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder

  • 1 Tsp roasted Cumin Powder

  • 1 Tsp Salt. 

For Serving:

  • 1 Cup Curd

  • ½ Cup Green Chutney

  • ½ Cup Tamarind Chutney. 

  • 2 Tbsp roasted Cumin powder

  • 2 Tbsp Red Chilli Powder

  • 2 Tbsp Chat Masala

  • 1 Large Onion Sliced

  • 1 Large Tomato Sliced

  • Black Salt as required


Here We Go:

  1. Wash and Clean Potatoes. Put them in a pressure cooker. Add enough water to cover the potatoes. Pressure cook them upto 3 whistles. Don't release the steam. Let it cool by itself. Keep them in the refrigerator for ½ an hour. 

  2. After half an hour of refrigeration , grate the potatoes. Then mix cornflour and all purpose flour to them. Mash and Mix them thoroughly till there are no lumps. Keep aside 2 tbsp of this mixture. 

  3. Grease your hands and Make balls from this mixture and flatten them between your palms. Shape all the patties and keep aside. 

  4. In a bowl take all the ingredients listed under for stuffing. Mash them thoroughly . Add the potatoes mixture which we have kept aside to bind the whole stuffing. 

  5. Take one patty in your palm. Create a depression in it with your thumb. Fill the peas mixture in the depression which you have created . Seal the ends and shape them like patties again. 

  6. Heat a pan or girdle ( tawa) on medium heat. Put 3 Tbsp of oil on it. Shallow fry tikkies on it till they are nice and crisp on both sides. 

  7. Serve them hot with curd, tamarind chutney, green chutney and sliced tomato and onions 


Tips:
When refrigerated boiled potatoes don't turn starchy and are easier to shape. Always keep them in refrigerator for half an hour before preparing any dish from them. 

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