Aloo Tikki Or Potato ChopFrom raushni 8 years ago
- 1/2 kg potatoes shopping list
- 2 slices white bread, medium size shopping list
- 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered shopping list
- 2-3 green chillies chopped shopping list
- 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled shopping list
- A small bunch of green coriander leaves finely chopped shopping list
- salt to taste shopping list
- 1/2 tsp turmeric shopping list
- 1 tsp. roast cumin powder shopping list
- 1 cup of oil for shallow frying shopping list
How to make it
- Boil potatoes in their skin, until soft. I cook them in pressure cooker for 4-5 minutes or microwave in a plastic bag, with 2-3 tbs. water, for 8 minutes.
- Cool, peel and mash potatoes. You can grate them coarsely. They do not need to be too smooth.
- Chop finely or process onions, ginger, green chillies.
- Chop bread slices finely in a food processor, to make crumbs. They should not be ground to a paste. Slightly 'rough texture' of ingredients adds to the taste.
- Add crumbs, chopped coriander leaves, salt, garam masala and roast cumin powder to the boiled potatoes.
- With oiled hands, divide it into 10-12 equal portions, roll them into balls and then flatten them into 'tikki' or burger shapes.
- Heat 2-3 tbs. of oil in a heavy bottomed frying pan. I use a non-stick pan, and fry 3-4 tikkies at a time, on medium heat, until nicely brown and crisp on both side. You may need to add more oil for subsequent batches. they can be cooked up to this stage in advance.
- When ready to serve, press each tikki with a flat spatula, squashig it flatter and cook it a little more, so more of it's surface gets crisp. A finished and properly squashed tikki does not have smooth edge.
- Take out and place on absorbent paper.