Thursday, 10 December 2009

Chole tikki

Preparation time: 60 mins | Cooking time: 45 mins

Chole tikki are flavourful potato patties smothered with a sauce made with chick peas. It is then garnished with sweet and spicy chutneys, sev, onions and fresh coriander leaves. Chole tikki, sometimes called aloo tikki chaat, is a street favorite in Mumbai.

For the chole
Chick peas (kabuli chana)-1 1/2cups
Ginger-garlic paste-1tsp
Coriander-cumin seed powder-1tbsp
Chilli powder-2tsp
Garam masala-1tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Tomato (chopped)-1
Salt to taste

For the Tikkies
Bread crumbs-1/2cup
Garam masala-1/2tsp
Cumin powder-1/4tsp
Coriander powder-1/4tsp
Corn flour (Adjust acc to requirement)-1tbsp
Oil for frying
Salt to taste

For the chole
Wash and soak the channa overnight. Cook it until done in a pressure cooker. Heat oil in a pan add chopped onions and saute until light brown in colour. Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for another 2 minutes. Now add all the dry masalas and saute until they lose their raw smell. At this stage add the tomatoes and cook until everything blends well.

Add the cooked channa to this mixture and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes. Additional water may be added to get desired consistency.

For the tikkies
Cook potatoes till tender, peel and mash well. Mix in garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt to taste, corn flour, bread crumbs and combine well. Adjust the corn flour as per requirement as it helps in holding the shape of the tikkies while frying. Make a small lemon sized balls and press them down. Shape them into round or oval shape (about 1 cm thick round or oval tikkies).

Heat tawa/griddle and place tikkies on it. Add about 1 tsp of oil for each tikkies and fry them on medium to low heat on both the sides till they turn golden brown. Repeat till you have cooked all the tikkies and place them in a kitchen towels to remove excess oil. Alternatively you can also bake the tikkies till they turn gold and crisp on both the sides.

To serve
Place 2 to 3 tikkies in a serving dish. Garnish with coriander chutney or mint chutney, tamarind chutney, sev, chopped onions and coriander leaves.

I've not used the chutney's instead replaced them with youghurt, ketchup and sprinkled a little chaat masala.


Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!!they look so gorgeous and yummy!!!

prasu said...

wow............yummy yummm snack dear.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Latha
Very nice recipe , specially the tikka mix.
I shall try this but most of the time I over cook the Chole, so I am bit scared. lets see.
Have a nice weekend ahead

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Nice recipe.. Hi friend this is vijay here.. ur doing a really good job.. can we exchange links..

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Sushma Mallya said...

Looks very delicious...wish i could have that one..

Priya said...

Mouthwatering tikkis..wish i could have them rite now..

Akal's Saappadu said...

nice spread there, very appetizing!! I'll love with a mint chutney but "Place 2 to 3 tikkis in a serving dish. nono no, I'll need 5 or 6 minimum :):)

Vrinda said...

Lovely tikkies...those chole making me hungry,yum yummm

Gouri Guha said...

Wow...appetising and mouthwatering tikkis...

kothiyavunu said...

Super & yummy plate ingu thanneru njan theerthu tharam...:)

Shri said...

Very very appetizing!!Its evening here and just perfect time for a snack like this..How I wish , I was your neighbor?

Padhu said...

Looks delicious!I am hungry after seeing those yummy tikkies.

sangeeta said...

yummy platter of chhole tikki , we had chhole n a different puri for brunch today..n this is like another bite..:)

my kitchen said...

Good one,looks mouthwatering

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