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Aloo Tikki


Prep Time: 15 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Makes: 8 aloo tikki


Ingredients for Aloo Tikki:

  1. Potatoes – 4 (medium sized potatoes)

  2. Green chillies – 2 (chopped)

  3. Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp (chopped)

  4. Ginger - 1/2 inch (chopped)

  5. Onion – 1 small (chopped)

  6. Bread crumb - 1 slice

  7. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

  8. Salt to taste

  9. Ghee for shallow fry – 1tsp oil + 2 tbsp (you can use oil instead of ghee) +




Method:

1. Boil the potatoes, peel, and let it cool.


2. Meanwhile, you can chop onions, ginger, green chillies and coriander leaves and keep it aside.


3. Take one slice of bread and put it in a dry grinder. Make a powder out of it. Keep it aside.


4. Once the potatoes are cooled down, mash them using a potato masher or with a fork.


5. Now add chopped green chillies, ginger, onion, coriander leaves, red chilli powder and salt to the mashed potatoes.


6. Mix everything well.


7. Grease your hands with oil and prepare 7 to 8 balls out of this potato mix. Now flatten each ball with your palm in the shape of a tikki.





8. Now put a frying pan on gas flame. Add some desi ghee and oil in the pan.


9. Shallow fry the tikkis in hot ghee.



10. Roast on low flame.


11. Do not touch the tikkis for 10 minutes, until it turns golden brown.


12. Flip over and cook on both sides.



13. Now your aloo tikkis are done. Enjoy it with green chutney and/or tamarind chutney.



Aloo tikkis also goes well with chaunki hari matar.




Tips:

  1. Firstly, do not overcook potatoes as it absorbs water and turns mushy.

  2. Instead of bread, you can use poha or cornflour to make aloo tikki extra crunchy.

  3. For a variation, you can also make stuffed tikki with peas stuffing.

  4. Always fry on low flame to get a crispy coating.

  5. Aloo tikki tastes great when served hot and crispy.


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