Friday, January 20, 2006

Aloo Tikki

The ubitquitous potato.There's nothing one can not make with it .Everything from appetisers to desserts can be made with this humble looking, brown, oblong ,smooth and sometimes rough skinned vegetable.

So from the vast array of possible appetisers ,sides, main course dishes and desserts ,I decided to make aloo tikki the other day .Aloo tikki is one of the items from amongst a collection of hot and spicy snacks that is called chaat.(Others being golgappa, bhalle, papdi etc) .Each of these items are particularly spicy and induce a "kick" into a boring day:)

I used to visit the local ‘chaat walla (street hawker) to eat aloo tikki and chaat when I visited the local market with ma and dad .His shop would be abuzz with customers at any given time and his tikkis and chaat always sold like hot cakes . He fried fresh aloo tikkies on a hot griddle or tava .The wonderfully aroma was often enough to set my stomach churning with hunger .
Standing in the line always paid off in the end because the taste made up for everything .


The best part is , one can always make them at home , they are very easy ,delicious and serve as a wonderful appetiser. Let's get started .

You need:
7-8 potatoes boiled, peeled, mashed
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
3 green chillies grouned1/2 tsp.
garam masala
1/2 cup bread crumbs
salt to taste
chilli flakes/powder to taste
oil for shallow frying

This is how you cook it
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly
Press gently into rounded flattish patties.
Shallow fry on a griddle, drizzling oil to crispen crust.
Serve hot with tamarind chutney and green chutney. or with tomato ketchup

(you can do an optional filling with boiled chana dal or paneer& peas .This mixture is made with mixing either chana or paneer& peas with ginger, corriander seeds , cumin seed powder, salt and chilli .Take a tbspful of potato mixture, spread on palm and place a tspful of dal mixture in centre.Roll so as to keep dal mixture inside and potato out. Press gently into rounded flattish patties)


32 comments:

aparna said...

you know, i totally love aaloo tikki! and green chutney most definitely!

this looks delicious!

Actually, i like aaloo in all forms :-)

Lera said...

Meenal, love these veggie tikkis, more so,if it's aloo based!

happy weekend!

Tarun said...

Looks yummi...tomorrow is saturday...perfect day for such a dish in b/f.

Meenal, u have given a wrong link for my blogs, that one is group blog.

Meenal Mehta said...

aparna ,

iam delighted ..you are keeping your promise .Iam getting complete and coherent comments that dont read hmm, uff or something like that ... hope it stays that way

Meenal Mehta said...
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Meenal Mehta said...

yeah lera ,

almost everyone i know loves aloo tikkis , they are scrumptious:)

Meenal Mehta said...

tarun,

which blog do u want me to put on my links ..let me know

and yeah you should try these. Do you cook , btw?:)

sailu said...

Meenal,who can resist aloo tikkis..:)

Tarun said...

tajosh or apniduniya, whatever you read...becuase these two blogs get updated regularly. Thanks.

Arz000n said...

The recipe sounds yummmy too me

Which reminds me of ma lunch time too....here I goooo :)

Arz000n said...

Meenal,
Pls update ma lnik from the blog-pals section too...the new one is

www.arz000n.com

Thanks :)

anthony said...

i knew a Meenal Mehta in Pune..

anthony said...

and of course u know my love for aloo

Pallavi said...

I love making Tikkis.. too.. :)

vkn said...

Meenal - one more tag if you dont mind from me too. :-) Check that out. You write brilliantly.

aparna said...

Achcha, how much effort does it take to click a picture... You do cook everyday!

Time for an appetising picture please? :)

How are you? Shorir kaemon aekhon?
Take care.

PS. the word verification sounds like 'gyaan'! :P

GYOUAN

Meenal Mehta said...

sailu , u are right ...no one i know ..is able to resist these scrumptious little potato patties

vkn said...

Meenal - to answer your query, the tag was passing on to you a meme baton to post something about Natural home remedies to fight common cold. Check out this link - http://mydhaba.blogspot.com/2006/02/onion-kheer-payasam-aka-pudding-recipe.html

Also, inviting you to participate in the virtual cooking competition - Q1 2006; the deadline is March 31, 2006.

Tarun said...

Meenal I tag you right here http://apniduniya.blogspot.com/2006/02/blog-post.html

Meenal Mehta said...

tarun and arz00n

will do ..

Meenal Mehta said...

hey anothony ,

no I ddnt know of your love for aloo .I do now :)

As for me and Pune, I have never been there .Meenal is fairly common name in Pune, Bombay and Gujarat . Me, iam a Delhi girl and niether Gujrati nor Maharashtrian .Iam punjabi-bengali

Meenal Mehta said...

sorry I meant Anthony ...

Meenal Mehta said...

pallavi ,

have u made aloo tikki many times ? I have linked your name on my blog .

Meenal Mehta said...

Hey Vkn

thanks for the compliment and the clatification as well :)

Meenal Mehta said...

Aparna ,

gato soptah ami ranna kori ni..aikhon bhalo achi ..so I had no new pictures .Back to it again though

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