Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Alu Tikki / Potato Cutlet

Potato cutlet is famous all over the world, known by its various names.
In India its called Alu tikki, mostly relished as a snack.
Anytime can be SNACK time and especially on a rainy day, theres nothing more heavenly than sipping a cup of hot tea along with some fried snack.

Try out these garamagarm Alu tikki and give a kick to your taste buds.

How to prepare Alu tikki?
Ingredients :
1. Boiled Potato - 5
2. Boiled Peas -1 cup
3. Onion(finely chopped) - 1/2 cup
4. Garam Masala - 2 tsp
5. Dhania Powder - 1 tsp
6. Jeera Powder - 1 tsp
7. Lemon Juice -2 tsp
8. Ginger paste - 1 tsp
9. Green chillies (finely cut) - 3
10. Salt as per taste
11. Rava/Sooji - 2 tbsp
12. Oil for shallow frying - 1/2 cup

1. Mash the boiled potatoes and peas.
2. Mix all the ingredients ( expect Rava/sooji and oil)
3. Make the mixture into small round/rectangular pieces.
4. Spread the Rava on a plate, roll the cutlet pieces over the rava.
5. Heat a Pan/tawa and place the cutlet pieces on the hot tawa.
6. Apply oil( 1 tsp). After 3 mins turn each of the cutlet pieces upside down and apply oil again.
Repeat once more.

Alternatively to get a uniform texture, you could deep fry the tikkis

So easy. Ain't it?
This can be an excellent weekend snack. Have it along with tomato sauce or sweet chutney

Tips: Sometimes the tikkis break. Why does this happen and how to prevent the tikkis from breaking?
This happens if the water content in the tikki is high. While preparing the mixture, remove/sqeeze the water from the potatoes.You could also add bread crumbs/corn flour/maida to prevent the tikki from breaking.

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