Aloo Tikki (The close cousin of potato samosa)

Vasupradha Raghav-Vasudevan

By
@VasuorPree

A "chaat corner" in India means any/all of the following:

- a go-to place
- lunch/evening snack spot
- fast-food place
- never a proper restaurant
- each city will have at least 2 of these
- are not/never been till now a national chain

Here is my version of the chaat corner's Aloo Tikki recipe


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Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

1 large
red potato (can use any variety)
1/4 c
green peas
1 tsp
garam masala
1 tsp
dried methi leaves (can be substituted with very finely crushed bayleaf)
1/2 Tbsp
butter, melted and golden brown
pinch
turmeric powder
2
cashews, broken in halves
1/8 c
corn meal
salt to taste
1-2 tsp
vegetable oil for shallow frying
pinch
sambar powder (store-bought)

ALL THESE INGREDIENTS CAN BE FOUND AT YOUR LOCAL INDIAN STORES

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Boil the potato and peas together. Drain off all the liquid and mash them together, make sure the mixture is little dry.
2
Now add all the other ingredients EXCEPT oil and corn meal and make a nice potato dough. Use fresh clean hands to make the dough.
3
Microwave the mixture in a microwave safe bowl for about 1 min to let all the ingredients cook before frying them. This ensures maximum taste and aroma.
4
Remove the bowl from the microwave and let it sit for about 1/2 min. Now with a 1/8 measuring cup, measure 5 small portions of the dough. Flatten and make 5 medium potato patties out of the portions.
5
Heat a saucepan/cast iron skillet, over medium flame. Hold your palm on top of the pan to see if it has heated enough.
6
Dip and coat the patties in corn meal and arrange them on the pan. Add a drop of oil on each of the 5 patties. Now flip the patties and add a drop of oil each on each patty. Just flip the patties every 3 mins, until both sides have been fried well to a shade of golden-brown.
7
Once the patties have cooked well, serve immediately and hot with ketchup or mint chutney.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #potato, #peas, #Indian, #Samosa