Monday, September 10, 2007

Aloo Tikkis

Tikkis, an ubiquitous street side food in North India and a hot favorite... are so simple and easy to make but taste real good. Also, most of the ingredients are what we have at home so these can be made at a moment's notice and are perfect for a quick tea-time snack.

ALOO TIKKI

Ingredients:
Potatoes - 2, boiled, peeled and mashed
Green Peas - 1/2 cup, cooked and mashed coarsely
Green chillies - 1 tbsp, chopped
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped
Ginger - 2 tsp, chopped
Chilli powder - 1/2 to 1 tsp
Chaat masala - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Cornflour - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - to shallow fry


Method:

1) Mix all the ingredients above (except oil). Divide this into several portions. and shape each portion into a tikki.

2) Shallow fry these (or deep fry, if you so prefer) until golden brown on either side. Serve with ketchup.

27 comments:

  1. Good one Lavanya......Me and my hubby are great fans of tikkis...my recipe is a slightly different version...I have a crust and a stuffing....Well,one can savour tikkis in any form...they look absolutely delicious dear :-)

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  2. wow lavanya , tikkis look so tasty !! loved them:)

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  3. This looks amazing! I need to get some more spices - used up all of my garam masala...

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  4. Love those Tikkis, you are tempting me to cook mooooreee!!:D

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  5. Lavanya, I am coming right now, this is so mouth watering I love these and always have them at the chaat joints here

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  6. laavanya.. you are definately in the mood for some chaat..first bhel, now tikki...what next..yummy!!

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  7. These are so mouth watering...i wish i could have them with my cup of tea today:)

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  8. That looks good, Laavanya. I love aloo tikkis.You used corn flour just as a binding agent, right?

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  9. Mouth-watering aloo tikis..Sanjeev Kapoor has once used ground roasted chana dal instead of corn flour. It turned out good also. Just wanted to let you know as well. Thanks.

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  10. tikkis are so tempting.... :)
    quick tasty snack

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  11. Sirisha, your version sounds real good.

    Thank you Pooja.

    Jaden, thanks.. I hope you try it when you get all the masalas.

    Asha, that's a funny coincidence because I was tempted to make tikkis after seeing your post (of course yours is stuffed and so on but I just went with a simple version) :)

    Sreelu, hop over anytime to have a go at these.

    Rajitha - I know... every once in a while I crave all things Chaat.

    Tee, it would be perfect. Wish I could send over some.

    Thank you TBC. Right you are abt cornflour being the binding agent.

    Pragyan, thanks for the tip about the powdered dalia - will keep that in mind when I run out of cornflour.

    Richa - thank you :)

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  12. aloo tikki...my mouth is watering already....looks lovely

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  13. I love food like this. Have bookmarked the recipe.

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  14. Yummy tikkis laavanya! My son loves these!

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  15. Feel like having it Laavanya. Lovely photo. Viji

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  16. It looks really delicious. I'v e bookmarked it. Will try on a rainy day.

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  17. I'm making your rava dosas again. Tonight's special is "Laavanya's rava dosa with amma's ulli chutney":-)

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  18. yummy picture. feel like taking a bite:)

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  19. What a coincident my dear I also made aloo tikki for my papa because he is fasting. It looks delicious.:)

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  20. The dosas were gooooooood! :-)

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  21. yummm... absolutely mouthwatering :)

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    Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

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  24. Hi Laavan, I tried out this recipe yesterday to take to my cousin's place, and everyone absolutely loved it!! I didn't have peas alone, so I used peas-carrots-beans-corn mix (yeah, can you believe I used corn?!). But it came out really well. Thanks for the recipe! :))

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