Cook's Hideout: Chole-Aloo Tikki Chaat (Chickpea & Potato Pattie Chaat)

December 03, 2014

Chole-Aloo Tikki Chaat (Chickpea & Potato Pattie Chaat)

Blogging Marathon# 47: Week 1/ Day 1
Theme: North Indian Starters
Dish: Chole-Aloo Tikki Chaat
We are starting our last marathon for this year and my theme for this week is 'North Indian Starters'. Starters/ Appetizers are not really my forte because most of Indian starters are deep fried and I try to stay away from deep frying. When I saw this theme, I knew this will give me a chance to research on North Indian starters that I can add to my repertoire.
Valli hinted that we can made Chaats under this theme, so for the first day I have a very filling and delicious Chole-Aloo Tikki Chaat. I think this can be served as a first course for a simple North Indian meal.
Chole-Aloo Tikki Chaat (Chickpea & Potato Pattie Chaat)
Recipe is from Tarla Dalal's site. Delicious potato-pea patties are served with spicy and tangy chickpea gravy, then topped with crunchy sev and yummy mint & tamarind chutnies. This is a dish with lots of textures and flavors. A must try for all chaat lovers.
The dish is a little time consuming, so preparing the chutnies and cooking chickpeas and potatoes before hand makes it less stressful on the day of making it.
Chole-Aloo Tikki Chaat (Chickpea & Potato Pattie Chaat)
Ingredients: Serves 3~4
For Aloo Tikkis:
Potatoes - 2 medium, boiled, peeled and mashed
Green Peas - ½cup
Nigella seeds - ½tsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Green Chilies - 2~3, finely chopped
Cilantro - 2tbsp, finely chopped
Corn Starch - 1tbsp
Salt - to taste

For Chole/ Spicy Chickpea sauce:
Chickpeas - 2cups cooked or 1 15oz., can, drained and rinsed
Onion - 1 small, finely chopped
Green Chili - 1~2, slit
Ground Coriander - 1tsp
Ground Cumin - 1tsp
Red Chili powder - 1tsp (add more to taste)
Amchur powder - 1tsp
Garam Masala - ½tsp
Tomato Puree - 2tbsp (or use 1 ripe chopped tomato)
Salt & Pepper - to taste

To Serve:
Sev - as needed
Date-Tamarind Chutney - as needed
Green Chutney - as needed
Whisked Yogurt - as needed
Red Onion - finely chopped, as needed

Method:
  • To make Chole: Heat 2tsp oil in a pan, add the onions and cook for 2~3 minutes or until translucent. Add the ground cumin, ground coriander, chili powder, amchur powder, garam masala and ½cup of water. Mix well and cook for 1~2 minutes.
  • Next add the tomato puree and cook for 2~3 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  • Add the cooked chickpeas, salt and pepper; mix well and cook for 4~5 minutes, while lightly mashing the chickpeas with a potato masher. Set aside until ready to serve.
  • To make Aloo patties: Heat 2tsp oil in a pan, add nigella and cumin seeds, once the seeds start to splutter, add the green chilies and cook for a few minutes. 
  • In a mixing bowl, combine mashed potatoes, green peas, cilantro, corn starch, salt and the tempering. Mix well and divide the mixture into 8 equal portions. Roll each portion into a round tikki and flatten it slightly.
  • Heat a little oil on a nonstick tawa and cook the tikkis until lightly browned on both sides, about 2~3 minutes per side.
  • To Serve: Place 2 tikkis in a serving bowl, top it with some chole, sev, green chutney and tamarind chutney. Serve immediately.
Chole-Aloo Tikki Chaat (Chickpea & Potato Pattie Chaat)
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 47.
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17 comments:

  1. Your clicks are awesome!!! I am so stuck with your clicks esp the second one!! wow

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  2. Just had my lunch but your channa aloo chaat makes me hungry again..

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  3. It's post dinner time here , yet anything for that tikki chats.. And i LOVED that flowery motif on the table napkin.. Is that hand painted ??

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    1. Thanks Kalyani. That is a printed napkin that I bought.

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  4. Pavani the Tikki Chole pics are so live..I have finished my dinner and sestertius..but these pics are so tempting ..I feel like digging in..Fantastic job there.

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  5. Love the pictures and the recipe. This would be great in a lunch box if picked separately.

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  6. omg tikki chaat is making me hungry such an tempting preparation pavani :) alluring chaat !!

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  7. Tempting clicks and the way you presented the tikkis are awesome..

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  8. Wow what a treat of tikkis in this Marathon. Nice pics.

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  9. love all these tikki chaat's - these I have yet to try at home myself but you all are tempting me so much

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  10. Very tempting spread every thing looks so delicious

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  11. That's such a sinful chaat Pavani..your pictures as always bring the food live!

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  12. That is a delicious chaat. Awesome pictures

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  13. Very tempting chat & it's been long time I had one..

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  14. I cannot believe the spread! I am literally drooling over the pictures.

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