Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Some Aloo Tikki Chat For My Taste Buds .......
Kolkata is famous for its foods & that too for snacks & chats . That can be "Phuchka" , "Jhalmuri" ,"Alu kabli" ,"Moglai" or so on .....
But here in Dubai I don't feel the tastes of the chats like Kolkata . There are few chat corners are here but I don't get them that easily . I don't want to go for 30 min ride to get some good chat . So Last weekend when I was curving for some snacks I thought to make it by myself . At least to give it a try . So I made Aloo Tikka chat & surprisingly it tastes great .
Here is the recipe :
Ingredients for Tikki :-
1. 3 - 4 medium size potatoes
2. 1 onion finely chopped
3. 1 tbsp grated ginger
4. 1 green chilli finely chopped
5. 3 - 4 tbsp bread crumbs
6. 1 - 2 tsp garam masala
7. 1 - 2 tsp jeera powder
8. 1 - 2 tsp red chilli powder
9. Oil for cooking
10. salt as per taste
11. Handful chopped coriander leaves .
1. Pressure cook the potatoes and mash them well . Mix all the above ingredients properly , except oil .
2. Now make small balls of the mixture by placing in between your palms, & press it to flatten a bit .
3. Heat a non-sick pan and drizzle some oil. Place the tikki and cook it on medium flame till light brown . Once brown, flip it to cook on the other side. Add some oil if needed.
Ingredients for Chole :-
1. 3 canned chickpea drained & washed properly
2. 3 medium size onion chopped finely
3. 2-3 green chilli chopped finely
4. 2 medium size tomatoes finely chopped
5. 1 tsp ginger paste
6. 1 tsp gerlic paste
7. 2 -3 tsp red chili powder
8. 1 1/2 tbsp Coriander powder
9. 1 tsp Turmeric powder
10. Whole garam masala ( cumin , cloves ,1" Cinnamon stick, black peppercorns , green cardamom , black cardamom )
12. Salt to taste
13. Sugar ( optional )
14. 1 cup water
1. Heat oil in a pan and add the Sugar till caramelized . Now add whole garam masala .
2. Once they start splutter, add the chopped onions, green chillies and saute well.
3. Once onion become soft add the ginger paste & saute for 2 min .
4. Now add the red chili powder ,Coriander powder , Turmeric powder & saute for another 2 min .
5. Once aroma of the spices is released, add the tomato pieces and saute well.
6. Now add the chickpeas , salt and water . Allow it to boil till the gravy become thick .
Now in a plate put the aloo tikkis , add some chole over it . Drizzle of yogurt , tamarind date chutney , chopped cilantro , chopped onion , black salt & enjoy .
I am sending this post to Served With Love who is hosting this month's RCI "Mumbai Street Food" , originally hosted by dear fellower Lakshmi of " Veggie Cuisine " & also sending this to Simple Indian Food for WYF Fried snack event .