Pithiwali Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki is one of the most popular street food of India ,aloo tikkis are made different ways in every region  of Indian ,today I am preparing pithiwali aloo tikkis .Pithiwali aloo Tikkis are stuffed with spicy dal mixture and pan fried till crisp and brown .

  • img_0190

 

 

Ingredients-

For Aloo Tikki Covering-

  • Potatoes-2 medium (Boiled and peeled)
  • Rice Flour -1 tbsp
  • Poha -1/4 cup
  • Cilentro-1 tbsp(Finelyo  chopped)
  •  Ginger-1/2 tsp (grated)
  • Red chili powder-1/4 tsp
  • cumin seeds-1/4tsp
  • fennel seeds-a little
  • salt -to taste
  • oil-1 tsp(potato dough)
  • oil – cup (tikki 3/4 part should be in oil)

 

For Filling –

  • Gram dal or Chana dal- 1/2 cup (soaked and boiled )
  • Mint leaves -1/2 tbsp(finely chopped)
  • Green chili -1to 2 (finely chopped)
  • Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/4 tsp
  • Aamchur powder-1/4 tsp
  • Chatmasala-1/2 tsp
  • Black salt – to taste
  • Turmeric -1/2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil – 1/2 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds powder -1/4 tsp (coarse)

Directions-

  • Soak the dal for 2 hours,then boil it in a pan along with turmeric and salt  for 15 -20 minutes.
  • Grate boiled and peeled potatoes  and sprinkle the rice flour ,mix a little.(Make sure don’t mash it )
  • To activate the poha (flattened rice )  add little bit of water ,keep a side for 10-15 minutes,then sprinkle the activated poha over the potatoes and rice mixture,mix gentle and don’t mash it (don’t add salt Now )  ,cover the lid and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile prepare filling mixture- heat oil (1tsp) in a pan ,add asafoeitida,cumin ,cook till cumin starts to pop ,then add green chili ,grated ginger ,saute for a minute. Now this point, will add boiled gram dal ,black salt ,aamchur powder ,cumin powder,coriander,mint leaves,fennel powder  and sprinkle little water and cook for 5 -7 minutes .then turn off the flame to cool down a bit .finally mash everything together .
  • Now take potatoes mixture ,you will notice mixture becomes very dry  , now you mash everything together throughly and make a dough of it .
  • Take some dough in your hands and roll it like a ball .
  • Flattened the ball by using hands (apply little oil on your hands )
  • Add  1 tbsp mixture in the center ,start bringing all the sides together and seal the potato ball from all sides making it look like a big tennis shaped ball .
  • Gently flatten the ball
  • Raw aloo Tikki are shaped and ready to be fried or toasted.
  • Heat oil in a pan on a medium flame ,level of oil while frying the Tikki should be 3/4 of the Tikki.
  • Fry  Tikki well ,Don’t flip more than 2-3 times let the heat penetrate the patties itself.fry them until it’s golden brown.
  • Serve this pithiwali aloo Tikki with Green Chutney,tamarind sweet Chutney ,curd and some chat masala .

Thanks !!

Tips-

  • You can roast it with very little oil but I have used to more oil to make little more crisper
  • You can use bread crumbs and corn flour too as binding agent and to make Tikki crispy but using rice flour and rice flakes  (poha) ,Tikki will become very crisper.

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s