aloo tikki (the close cousin of potato samosa)

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By Vasupradha Raghav-Vasudevan
from Chennai

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 time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For aloo tikki (the close cousin of potato samosa)

  • 1 lg
    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)

How To Make aloo tikki (the close cousin of potato samosa)

  • 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.