North Indian Snacks

Aloo Tikki Chat

It is a very popular North Indian street food made from potatoes, peas and curd, spiced with chilli powder and chaat masala. Aloo Tikki Chat is very easy to make and would be loved by people of all age groups. This snack recipe is ideal for occasions like kitty parties, birthdays or game nights. What I like the most about Tikki chaat is the complexity of flavour and texture. The dish is sweet, savoury, spicy, tart, soft, crunchy all at the same time. You need to try to really understand what I mean. My mouth is watering just by thinking about it.

Preparation Time: 8hrs+10mins  ∏  Cooking Time: 20-25mins  ∏  Servings: 2-3persons

Level: Intermediate(Medium)      ∏  Measurement: 1 Cup ≡ 250 ml ≡ 250gm

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium size boiled potato
  • 1 cup soaked matar (peas)
  • Chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 1/2 finely chopped onion
  • 2-3 green chillies finely chopped
  • 5-6 whisked sweetened curd
  • 2-3 teaspoon coriander chutney
  • Imli chutney
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon amchur (dry mango) powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • Namkeen( Farsan) as per your taste
  • Salt as per taste
  • 4-5 teaspoon vegetable oil

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How to make Aloo Tikki Chat:

Step1: In a pressure cooker add overnight soaked matar (dried peas) along with 1-1/2 cup water, turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon red chilly powder, coriander powder and salt as per your taste. Pressure cook it for 1-2 whistle till the matar is soft and cooked.(Note: It should not be too thick or too watery)

Step2: Peel and mash potato in a bowl, make sure there will be no lumps. Then add green chilly, coriander leaves, chaat masala, amchoor powder, red chilly powder, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder, Cumin powder along with salt as per your taste.(Note: We have added some salt in matar, keep that in mind and add accordingly). Mix everything thoroughly.

Step3: Divide the mixture into equal portion and make patty out of it. Now heat the griddle or tawa on medium flame for shallow frying. Add 3-4 teaspoon let it heat, then add aloo patty and reduce the flame to low-medium and let it fry for around 4-5 minutes till the bottom side is brown and crispy. Once cooked flip the tikki and let it brown other side as well for around 4-5minutes. Once done remove it to a plate and keep it aside. Repeat the steps for remaining tikkis.

Step4: Its time to serve aloo tikki chaat. In a plate take 2-3 tikkis, pour some matar on it. Drizzle 2-3 teaspoon of whisked curd. Add chopped green chilly and onion. Pour some green chutney and tamarind chutney. Sprinkle some chaat masala, red chilly powder and cumin powder. Lastly garnish with sev or namkeen and fresh coriander leaves. Prepare remaining serving plate.

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Aloo Tikki Chaat is ready. Do not keep chaat idle for long time. Serve it immediately. Enjoy the perfect and delectable combination of spicy, tangy, sweet and savoury taste.

Aloo Tikki Chat

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