Aloo Tikki (The close cousin of potato samosa)

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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

Step-By-Step

1Boil the potato and peas together. Drain off all the liquid and mash them together, make sure the mixture is little dry.
2Now add all the other ingredients EXCEPT oil and corn meal and make a nice potato dough. Use fresh clean hands to make the dough.
3Microwave 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.
4Remove 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.
5Heat a saucepan/cast iron skillet, over medium flame. Hold your palm on top of the pan to see if it has heated enough.
6Dip 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.
7Once the patties have cooked well, serve immediately and hot with ketchup or mint chutney.

About Aloo Tikki (The close cousin of potato samosa)

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