Saturday, 12 January 2013

"Aloo Tikki" or Potato patties - A Popular Indian Snack/Street Food

"Aloo tikki" is a North Indian snack made of boiled potatoes and various spices.
"Aloo" means potato, and the word "tikki" means a small cutlet or patty.
It is found in almost every chaat shop or stall in Delhi as well as in other parts of India.
It is served hot along with coriander-mint chutney (sauce), known as Hari chutney, and sometimes yoghurt or chick peas curry.
We love Aloo Tikki in any form, with chutney, with chole or chickpeas curry or Ragda.
Makes 6 to 8

Potato - 3 large - boiled and peeled
Hing or Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Black salt - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - chopped - 2 tbsp
Mint leaves - chopped - 1 tsp
Green chilly - 1 - finely chopped
Ghee or Oil for shallow frying
Salt to taste

Take a large bowl, add the boiled potatoes and mash while still hot. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Divide into 6 to 8 equal portions, make into flat cutlets shapes or patties and shallow fry them gently on a hot griddle using oil or ghee.
Fry them till golden.
Serve hot with Coriander and Mint Chutney.

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