Sunday, April 17, 2011

BM # 4 DAY 1 : Chola Tikki

Kids love to snack on street food!!! as a kid .. i did :) . When i was a kid, my mom always always stopped me eating street food, instead made some lip smacking yummy dishes at home. I do not have kids, but will try to post the recipes i relished as a kid. What could be better than having delicious homemade street food !!!!!!

Ingredients :
1 cup of boiled chickpeas (kabuli chana/garbanzo beans)
2 medium potatoes, boiled and mashed
1 tablespoon shredded ginger(optional)
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
2 chopped green chillis (deseeded)
1 medium onion finely chopped
Few curry leaves
1 teaspoon red chilli powder or to taste
1/4 teaspoon pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon chat masala
1/2 teaspoon amchur powder
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Oil to shallow fry

Directions :
1. Drain the water out of the boiled chickpeas and dry the chickpeas using paper towel making sure there is no access water.
2. Mash the chickpeas coarsely. 
3. To a large mixing bowl, add the mashed chickpeas and potatoes. To this add shredded ginger, chopped cilantro, chopped green chillis, chopped onion, chopped curry leaves, red chilli powder, chat masala, amchur powder and lemon juice. 
4. Mix all the ingredients together, adjust salt and pepper to your taste.
5. With oiled hands, divide the mixture into 8 to 10 equal portions or according to desired size.
6. Make them into the shape of patties keeping them about a half inch thick.
7. Heat oil in a flat bottom saucepan on medium high heat (oil should cover the surface of the pan generously). To check if the oil is hot enough, place a little piece of tikki in the oil, this should make the oil sizzle.
8. Place the tikkis in the pan and shallow fry them on both sides until both sides are golden brown. If the Tikki is very dry use more oil as needed without making them too greasy.
9. You may have to adjust the heat while cooking as needed.
10. Serve Tikki hot with yogurt, tamarind chutney and hari chutney(mint/cilantro chutney) over the Tikki, or simply with ketch up.
Note :
You can increase or decrease the amount of green chillis and red chilli powder according to your taste.

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  1. Tikkis look very inviting....Haven't tried adding kabuli channa to tikkis. Sounds interesting.

  2. Tikkis looks inviting...i dont bother to have some rite now..

  3. i have always deep fried my tikkis...but this version is really healthy....have enjoyed u r cakes..n now street fav food:))

  4. Hi Anusha, this is the first time on your blog dear - This looks really yummy!This is a good start to another week of blogging marathon - running with you this time :) cheers, Priya

  5. First time here, this looks so delicious.

  6. not only kids but I love it too!...miss it a lot!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  7. Its certainly a favorite in our house too. Happy to be running the BM with you, that too kid-friendly recipes!! :-)

  8. the tikkis look so healthy and delicious!

  9. yummy yummy, is all I can say looking at those delicious tikkis. Nice running the marathon with you Anusha.

  10. Its so tempting . wish I had one now .. Am hungry ....

  11. Delicious n healthy tikki's!!!!


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