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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.

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.

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Chole-Aloo Tikki Chaat (Chickpea & Potato Pattie Chaat) Yum
Chole-Aloo Tikki Chaat (Chickpea & Potato Pattie Chaat)
Course appetizer
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
For Aloo Tikkis:
  • 2 Potatoes - medium, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • ½ cup Green Peas
  • ½ tsp seeds Nigella
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 ~ 3 Chilies Green - finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps Cilantro - finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • to taste Salt
For Chole/ Spicy Chickpea sauce:
  • 2 cups Chickpeas - cooked or 1 15oz., can, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Onion - small, finely chopped
  • 1 ~ 2 Green Chili - slit
  • 1 tsp Coriander Ground
  • 1 tsp Cumin Ground
  • 1 tsp Chili powder Red - (add more to taste)
  • 1 tsp Amchur powder
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree - (or use 1 ripe chopped tomato)
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
To Serve:
  • Sev - as needed
  • Date Tamarind Chutney - - as needed
  • Green Chutney - as needed
  • Yogurt Whisked - as needed
  • Red Onion - finely chopped, as needed
Course appetizer
Cuisine north indian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
For Aloo Tikkis:
  • 2 Potatoes - medium, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • ½ cup Green Peas
  • ½ tsp seeds Nigella
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 ~ 3 Chilies Green - finely chopped
  • 2 tbsps Cilantro - finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • to taste Salt
For Chole/ Spicy Chickpea sauce:
  • 2 cups Chickpeas - cooked or 1 15oz., can, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Onion - small, finely chopped
  • 1 ~ 2 Green Chili - slit
  • 1 tsp Coriander Ground
  • 1 tsp Cumin Ground
  • 1 tsp Chili powder Red - (add more to taste)
  • 1 tsp Amchur powder
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree - (or use 1 ripe chopped tomato)
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
To Serve:
  • Sev - as needed
  • Date Tamarind Chutney - - as needed
  • Green Chutney - as needed
  • Yogurt Whisked - as needed
  • Red Onion - finely chopped, as needed
Chole-Aloo Tikki Chaat (Chickpea & Potato Pattie Chaat)
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Next add the tomato puree and cook for 2~3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Heat a little oil on a nonstick tawa and cook the tikkis until lightly browned on both sides, about 2~3 minutes per side.
  7. To Serve: Place 2 tikkis in a serving bowl, top it with some chole, sev, green chutney and tamarind chutney. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 47.

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17 thoughts on “Chole-Aloo Tikki Chaat (Chickpea & Potato Pattie Chaat)”

  1. 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 ??

  2. 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.

  3. 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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