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

  • 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.


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

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

  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 ??

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

  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.

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

  6. Stunning and tempting pictures!

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

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

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

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

  11. Very tempting spread every thing looks so delicious

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

  13. That is a delicious chaat. Awesome pictures

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

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


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