Have you tasted the famous Street Food of Delhi - Aloo Tikki ? If you haven't then you must try it whenever you visit the Capital city of India. Otherwise, the next best thing is to try and make it at home. We just love this Street food that is served piping hot. Usually there is a queue, waiting time to get your tikkis in the chaat shops as this is one of the most frequently ordered dishes . It is also called as Aloo Tikki Chaat in some places . The Chaat bhaiya has a huge shallow tawa/skillet with the shaped and ready to fry Aloo patties. When you order for the Aloo Tikki, they fry in desi ghee ( cow ghee/clarified butter) and then serve the tikkis smeared with the chutneys.
I had made this in my Snap Kitchen ( Episode 14) in my snap chat and so many of you who are following me there loved it. Thanks for the awesome response.
Though every Chaat shop has it's own recipe to make the tikkis, the main ingredients and the method they are made are almost the same. For those of you who missed watching me make this chaat, here is the recipe that is very close to the Delhi Street Style Aloo Tikkis. I have also given you tips to make this dish Vegan .
Needless to say, they are always a super hit in my kitchen and they dissappear even before I finish making the entire batch😋
Delhi Style Aloo Tikki :
Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 25 minutes
Serves : 4
1 cup = 250 ml cup
Important Note : When you boil the potatoes, boil with just enough water not too much water. Once the potatoes are boiled, drain the excess water , peel and mash the potatoes when they are hot. Also add 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric powder while boiling the potatoes.
2 potatoes ( large) ( boiled, peeled and mashed)
2 tablespoons cornflour/corn starch
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon amchoor powder OR lemon juice
2 tablespoons ghee/clarified butter
1 teaspoon oil ( for greasing hand )
salt to taste
For filling :
1-2 green chillies ( finely chopped)
5-10 mint leaves/pudina leaves
Handful of coriander leaves ( finely chopped)
1 garlic pod ( finely chopped)
1/2" fresh ginger (finely chopped)
10 cashewnuts ( roughly broken into smaller bits)
For serving :
3/4 cup Whisked Curd
1. Take the mashed potatoes in a medium size bowl.
2. Add the corn flour, chilli powder, amchoor powder, salt and mix well to form a stiff dough.
3. Divide this dough into two parts.
Tip: Grease your hands before you start working with the dough.
4. In one part add the ingredients given for filling , mix well and divide them into equal size portions.
5. Grease your hands well and roll into balls. This will be the filling.
6. Divide the other half of the dough into equal portions and roll them into balls too. This will be outer shell.
7. Take the dough rolled out for outer shell, roll them between your palms and just like making a paratha, make small impression in the centre of the dough , place the filling and cover the ends of the outer shell to cover the filling completely.
8. Flatten them up in the shape of cutlets/patties.
9. Repeat this process for the remaining dough.
10. Heat ghee in a pan and shallow fry the aloo tikkis till they are well crisped/browned on the outside.
Note : If you are vegan, you can substitute oil instead of ghee.
11. Remove and drain them on kitchen towel/tissues.
To assemble the Aloo tikkis:
1. Place one or two tikkis in each palce.
2. Using a fork or spoon, just make small cuts in the tikkis.
3. Drizzle green chutney, meetha chutney and dahi ( you can omit if you are vegan).
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Happy Cooking !