Monday, March 29, 2010

Aloo Matar Tikki, Fruit Chaat

Chaats are popular street food in india, especially in the northern regions. These are savoury snacks that are lip smacking and filling. Aloo matar tikki, a potato- green peas pattie, that is served with fruits and garnished with onion, coriander leaves, spice powders and drizzled with curds, is a very filling and delightful snack. With the tartness and sweetness of the fruits and the savoury taste of aloo matar tikki, it's a combination of taste in your mouth. Also check out aloo tikki choley chaat, i had posted some time back.


Ingredients

For Tikki

3 big - Potato, boiled with skin
1/2 cup - Green peas, boiled
2 - Green chili, finely chopped
1/2 '' piece - Ginger, finely chopped
1/2 cup - Coriander leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp - Garam masala powder
Salt to taste

To coat

4 tbsp - Bengal gram flour

To Garnish

1 cup - Mixed fruits, diced
1 - Onion, chopped
1 cup - Thick curds, beat with a little sugar
1/2 tsp - Roasted cumin powder
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
Few sprigs coriander leaves

Method

1 ) To make tikki - Mash potato, while still warm very well. There should not be any lumps. Then crush peas with hand lightly and add to the potato and mix. Add green chili, ginger, coriander leave, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt to taste. Mix well, then take a little of the mixture, make a ball of it, then flatten to make a pattie / cutlet /tikki shape.

2 ) Heat oil in a pan. Spread some bengal gram flour on a plate, roll the tikki, in bengal gram flour and deep fry or shallow fry until golden brown in color. Make tikki's in the same manner with rest of the mixture.

3 ) Now to garnish and serve the tikki with fruits - Place two tikki's in a serving plate along with some diced fruits. Add some beaten curds around the plate. Sprinkle roasted jeera powder and chili powder. Garnish with chopped onion and coriander leaves.

Fruit suggestion - Pomegranates, grapes, apple and like. Cut fresh fruits when ready to serve.

15 comments:

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. fantatic & awesome.. nice click..

Sushma Mallya said...

i love chaats, and this looks so very tempting and so delicious pravs, beautiful with colourful clicks...

ARUNA said...

That's a gorgeous plate!

PranisKitchen said...

looks good..
we love chat..very easy to prepare
n tasty to have...
have to try this ...

Sarah Naveen said...

Awesome!!! loved it..

PS said...

wow the pics make me drool..

Chitra said...

Looks as we get in chat shops..Superb recipe.thnx :)

3 hungry tummies said...

Oh what a beautiful plate! I bet it tastes really good too!

sayantani said...

ummm favourite chat. my mouth is watering.

Mahek said...

Looks soo Yummy!!!

srikars kitchen said...

Thxs for visiting my site & ur lovely comment..

Supriya Nair said...

Mouthwatering Chaat...love the click...

sayantani said...

thats a sure shot combination of health and tanginess...slurp slurp

Cham said...

That is an appetizing pict!

Pavithra Srihari said...

This is very tempting ... mouth watering one