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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Aloo Tikki Choley Chaat

Aloo tikki is a very popular north Indian snack. These aloo tikki's are stuffed with channa dal in the center and shallow fried. You can put any veggie filling you like instead of channa.Now these tikki's can be served along with tamarind-date chutney, green chutney and yogurt. Then the next thing you can do is make chaat with Aloo tikki and serve along with choley.

Aloo Tikki - Stuffed with Channa dal


6 medium - Potatoes, boiled
2 tbsp - Bread crumbs
1/2 of a - Onion, finely chopped
2 - Green chili, finely chopped
2 tbsp - Coriander leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste

Masala powders

1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Coriander powder
1/2 tsp - Amchoor powder
1/2 tsp - Roasted jeera powder
1/2 tsp - Garam masala powder

For filling in center

1/3 cup - Channa dal
Salt to taste


1 ) Soak channa dal for 1/2 hour and cook dal in enough water with salt to taste. Dal should not get over cooked. Cook till the dal is cooked and grainy, not mashed.

2 ) Boil potato with the skin. Discard the skin and mash potato finely. Add bread crumbs, mix and knead to make a smooth dough. Now add all the masala powders, salt to taste, onion, green chili and coriander leaves. Mix well.

3 ) Now take a small portion of potato dough, make a ball, then flatten it. To the center of the dough put little cooked chana dal and wrap it with potato dough, like it is done with stuffed paratha. Wrap the dough and then make like a ball and flatten little to get a pattie shape.

4 ) Heat a flat pan with little oil. Place the tikki in the oil and shallow fry on both sides to a golden brown color. Take off the pan and drain in a paper towel. Similarly make tikki's with rest of the potato dough.

Serve with Tamarind-date chutney, green chutney and yogurt. You can drizzle the chutneys and yogurt on the tikki and serve. I have not made green chutney for this picture. It was yummy even without green chutney.

To make Aloo Tikki Choley Chaat

You need to make choley to serve with aloo tikki. This is a simple choley preparation to go with aloo tikki.

For choley


29 0z / 822 grams can - White chick peas, drain water and wash well
1/2 of a - Red onion, chopped finely
1 - Tomato, chopped
1.5 tsp - Coriander powder
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 tsp - Amchoor powder
1/2 tsp - Garam masala powder


1/4 tsp - Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp - Hing powder
2 - cloves
1 - Big black cardamom /Badi Elaichi
1 small - Cinnamon Stick
1 - Bay leaf


1 ) Heat oil in a saucepan, add cumin, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon , bay leaf and hing powder. Let the spices give out the aroma. Then add onion and fry till golden brown.

2 ) Add coriander, red chili, turmeric, garam masala and Amchoor powder. Fry for a second. Add tomato and cook on low heat till tomato is well cooked and oil separates. Add cooked channa, little water and bring to a boil. Smash little channa, simmer, add salt to taste and cook till all the water is used up and is dry. Take off the stove.

Now that the Channa is made, to make the chaat.

1/4 cup - Beaten yogurt
1/4 cup - Tamarind-date chutney
1/4 cup - Green chutney
1 tbsp - Red onion, chopped ( instead of onion, white radish julienne can be used)
Little ginger julienne and coriander leaves

In a serving plate, place tikki, little choley then drizzle with yogurt and chutneys. Sprinkle onion, ginger and coriander leaves. Serve this yummy Aloo tikki choley chaat as a evening snack.


Kalai said...

OMG, Pravs, you are soooo making me hungry!! That looks absolutely fabulous! :)

EC said...

Mouth watering...just pass on the plate to me please

Purnima said...

I have tasted Sindhi aloo tikki wt choley,though m not a huge fan of it, its tasty.Your tikki photos r awesome! Tks for sharing the recipe!!

Uma said...

Looks so yummy! nice pics.

Red Chillies said...

Aloo tikki with daal in the centre? Now that is a new concept. The picture looks great!

J said...

I have a soft corner for tikkis....I'm in a mood to head off to make it right now! :)

FH said...

Droolliinggg! Oh, I love that reddish color Pravs. Good job!:))

Unknown said...

hi pravs my first time here and saw those tikkis and can't stop drooling.this chaat is my hubby's favourite and i make them a lot:)

Finla said...

Wow that the best looking aloo thikki plate i have ever seen in my whole life

Anonymous said...

I have to say that your aloo tikkis look absolutely MOUTHWATERING! So beautifully fried to a golden red... yum!

Anonymous said...

The pics are awesome and really makes to crave for it. Very Tempting one. I've bookmarked it def gonna try this week.

Dhivya said...

Wow!pravs really wonderful entry...pic makes me hungry...awesome entry

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

oh wow!!! Thats so beautiful! Love the way those tikkis look!!! :)

Seema said...

Thats so yummy & mouthwatering! Great dish.. i simply love chaats :-) Excellent photo & presentation Pravs!

Richa said...

mouth watering pics, love all kinds of chatpata chaats ;) can I hv the full plate please :)

Trupti said...

these tikkies looks very yummmmy.. Photos are tooo gooood

A Cook @ Heart said...

Oh!! this is so yum!! I have a weakness for tikkis! I too hv blogged abt tikki chole.. ur post reminded meo f this, must make some!!!

VINI said...

perfect pic. It's so tempting. Can imagine myself enjoying them on a rainy day...:)

Seena said...

Nice picture! will eat it the whole day..:D

Sia said...

oh pras...its a pure torture to see my fav tikkis and not to have them :(
girl, parcel me one plate of tikki...oh!! make it two:)
here is my version of aloo tikki stuffed with green peas. learnt from sanjeev kapur. they taste grt.

Suganya said...

Aloo tikki is my fav....Love it...Nice recipe...mouthatering one...

Swati said...

Its perfect Pravs..Mouthwatering !!

Pooja V said...

OMG ...I am craving for these now. Looks so gorgeous that i can bit eit right off the screen.

Pravs said...

Thanks to all of you for the lovely comments.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Looks the way , it should be...

Anonymous said...

Wow...this looks so tasty!! My mouth is watering just looking at the pic!!

Namratha said...

Delicious Prava, love the look of it...and am going to try this very soon! :)

Sagari said...

stuffed aloo tikki wowwww beautifulllll pravs

Unknown said...

wow...yummy looking treats...i had aloo tikki today....making me have more of them....cheers for the recipe

Pooja said...

OMG!!! it looks so tempting, enough o kill a hungry person , just by a pic. :)
I never tried this combo at home , thought i always love it. yours one is too much tempting , will try and let you know. well , did i told you ? i tried Kadala curry ( black chickpeas curry ) from your post and it was wonderful .thanks for it.

Pravs said...

Pooja : Thanks for trying kadala curry. Glad to know you liked it :)

EC said...

Hey pravs...i made these with some changes..to be specific without onions and they were superb. here is the link to my post on it

thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this great recipe...I tried it and the taste was awesome. The green chutney and channa came out very well, but had the following issues: I was not able to stuff the aloo with chana dal as the aloo mixture was breaking. So i made the patties just with aloo, even that was breaking. I had a hard tie to put in the tawa and remove it. I am not sure what was the mistake. Inspite of this we had the chaat and it tasted yummy...

Pravs said...

Anonymous : Thanks for trying out this recipe and for the feedback. For the problem you faced, a point to note is, there should not be any water when making the potato dough. So boil potato with the skin and then peel. Breadcrumbs will help in binding the dough.So add breadcrumbs to the dough, then shape pattie, but don't add too much of breadcrumbs. More breadcrumbs will result in losing potato taste. Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

I tried the aloo tikki with choley chat and tamarind date chutney today. It was great.. and I got great applause from my family.

Am crazy behind chats, but unfortunately am not able to get it here(US). Todays snack was a treat for me after long!

Thanks for the recipe!

Mansi said...

always a favorite in any Indian household:) looks great Pravs!

Do send it in for the Magic Bullet recipe contest/giveaway being hosted at my blog. Your recipe could win you a Free Magic Bullet To Go!

Priyanka Agrawal said...

i like it. also posted the same on my blog.


Lady (Go)diva !!! said...

Lovely !!!