December 23, 2012

How to Make Aloo Tikki

Recipe By Naiya Sheth : Learn how to make Aloo - Potato  Tikki. Aloo tikki is a very popular and delicious recipe. It's an Indian snack recipe which can be enjoyed with chhole or alone with lots of chutneys and dips. Aloo Tikki is really very delicious I must say mouth watering recipe. In fact, it takes some efforts but it's worth. Here in this home made recipe we are going to make aloo tikki with mung dal stuffing and chaat style serving. 




Preparation time - 15 to 20 minutes
Cooking time - 20 to 25 minutes
Serves - 2 persons

Ingredients to make Aloo Tikki:

For tikki:

2 to 3 boiled and mashed potatoes
salt to taste
1 green chilli finely chopped
1/2 cup bead crumbs

For stuffing:

1/2 cup mung dal
2 tea spoon oil
1/4 tea spoon ginger paste
2 to 3 green chillies
A pinch turmeric powder
A pinch asafoetida
Salt to taste
1 tea spoon lemon juice

Oil for frying

To serve with: 

Masala curd
Chaat masalo

For garnishing:

Finely chopped onion
Pomegranate seeds
Finely chopped coriander leaves
Nylon sev

For masala curd:

Curd
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder
Roasted cumin powder

Method to make Aloo Chaat:

For tikki - outer layer:

  • Mix boiled and mashed potato with salt and green chilli. 
  • Add some bread crumbs if needed. Knead to smooth paste and keep a side covered.

For stuffing:

  • Wash and soak mung dal for 2 to 3 hours in warm water. Cook them in a pressure cooker for just one whistle only. 
  • Heat oil in a pan and add asafoetida, green chillies and ginger to it. After that add boiled mung dal. (make sure mung dal is not over cooked.)
  • Add salt and turmeric powder to it. Mix well and at last add lemon juice and mix well. 
  • Let it cool to room temp. 

How to proceed:

  • Make equal size balls from potato mixture.
  • Make equal parts from stuffing.
  • Take outer layer ball on palm and make it flat, place stuffing over it and seal it properly.
  • Make a flat tikki from it. Repeat the same for remaining.
  • Roll tikki in bread crumbs and fry in hot oil till light brown. To avoid frying shallow fry it with less oil.
  • When ready drain over an absorbent tissue.

To make masala curd:

  • Beat curd properly.
  • Mix all ingredients of masala curd and mix well.

How to serve:

  • In a serving bowl place some masala curd and then place hot tikki over it.
  • Spread some green and sweet chutney over it. Sprinkle some chaat masalo over it and then garnish with onion, pomegranate, sev and coriander.
  • Hot and mouth watering Aloo Chaat is ready to serve. Serve immediately.

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