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Healthy and easy Potato tangy snack ( Aloo Tikki )
This recipe is also a famous street food in India like the puffed rice. To know the recipe of puffed rice, read http://dipsmi.hubpages.com/hub/Spicy-puffed-rice-Jhaal-Mudi.
This dish is a famous North Indian street food. You can pair it up with garbanzo beans or chole and it becomes an entirely different dish. This is one of the most easiest snack I have ever prepared and it uses very less oil. Though some prefer to deep fry it but I find it not so healthy.
My husband usually puts it between bread and eats it like a burger whereas I just love to eat it after dipping it in tomato ketchup. This dish is a favorite dish among all the kids I know. Whenever my friends drop in at my house with their kids, I am specially demanded for this dish by the kids!
Cooking time 15 minutes
- Potato 2- 3 medium sized.
- Chili as per taste
- Chili powder 1/ 4 tsp ( optional )
- Salt as per taste. My husband prefers a little bit of rock salt in this snack. You can also use it. Using of rock salt is optional.
- Coriander / Cilantro a bunch - chopped in small pieces. ( I used coriander powder 1/ 4 tsp because I cannot stand the smell of coriander leaves )
- Cumin powder 1/ 4 tsp
- Curry masala 1/4 tsp (optional)
- Chat Masala 1/4 tsp
- In case you do not have chat masala, use 1 tsp lime juice.
- Bread crumbs 1 cup (optional)
- Carrot 1 chopped in small pieces. (optional)
- Peas 1/4 cup (boiled) (optional)
- Ginger paste 1 tsp
- OIl 1-2 tsp
- Boil and peel the potatoes. Once they have cooled, mash the boiled potatoes and keep them in a bowl.
- Mix all the ingredients together excepting the bread crumbs ( i.e, mix boiled potatoes, chili, red chili powder, chat masala, ginger paste, carrot pieces, peas, salt, coriander powder, cumin powder, curry masala). Do not add water.
- Make small balls of he mixture and then flatten them a bit. This shape is called tikki (cutlet)
- Now simply coat the cutlets in bread crumbs. I do not use bread crumbs in my recipe.
- Simply brush little oil in the tikki.
- Preheat the oven at 250 degree for 15 minutes
- Place the tikki in an oven safe dish.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes and then turn the tikki (cutlet)
- Bake again for 10 minutes.
- In case you are cooking the potato snack at the stove top :-
- Heat a skillet and cook the potato balls at medium flame. Use a non stick pan. It is preferable.
- Cook till the side is golden brown, flip and cook the other side of the tikki (cutlet)
- Remove from the stove when they are golden brown.
- You can add a little more oil if you want.
- Serve this dish hot with tamarind chutney or tomato ketchup.
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