Thursday, October 24, 2013

ALOO TIKKI

ALOO TIKKI

Tea time in the evenings is a good time to have a snack. Kids in particular look forward to grabbing a bite. I got this recipe for this tasty snack from my friend Usha Bhat, who manages a very active online cookery group in which I am a member. You may recall she had contributed the first guest post here for a delicious Bhojpuri Aloo.

I added a little cornflour for binding, and I chose to use frozen sweet corn and frozen peas to save time. As I am more used to it, I decided to shallow fry rather than deep fry the tikkis which turned out to be really yummy!




Ingredients:
Boiled Potatoes (Aloo),  300 gms
Boiled Peas, 1/2  cup * I used frozen peas
Boiled Sweet Corn, 1/2 cup * I used frozen corn
Ginger, chopped, 3 tsp
Green Chillies, chopped, 2-3
Coriander leaves, finely chopped, 2 tbsp
Salt, to taste
Red Chilli Powder, 1 tsp or as per taste
Garam Masala, 1/4 tsp
Chaat Masala, 1/2 tsp
Cornflour, 1 to 2 tbsp, as required, for binding
Oil, as required for shallow frying

Method:
Mash the boiled potatoes and mix them with all the other ingredients (except oil!) 
Divide the mixture into equal-sized balls and flatten them on your palm into tikkis
Putting a little oil around each of the tikkis, shallow fry them on the tawa and flip them over when done  to get them cooked evenly on both sides
 

















Serve hot with ketchup.