AALU TIKKI - Spicy to munch and best Coffee & Tea companions!
Its been quite sometime since I shot pictures using my DSLR. I just find out reasons like low battery charge or its just sheer laziness for not using a heavy object. I should admit that I missed my point and shoot camera that I have been taking food pictures with it for a while now. But this time, I compelled myself to do a little experimental photography and shot pictures using a Samsung Mobile phone ( Courtesy - FIL). Neither the snack nor the photo shoot was planned,. But when I transferred the pictures, I was quite satisfied with the results. Not bad at all!
I happily munched on these Aalu Tikkis while I sipped on coffee and clicked. It is evident from the pictures below. Had to downsize few images for better clarity and I am liking the idea of doing photo shoots with a mobile.
Aalu tikkis are easy to prepare and is a quick fix for chaat evenings and as party starters. A few Chaat chutneys in hand.... you can begin the party in no time. The recipe source is from our family friend who used to run a restaurant in London and hubby used to help them around whenever he was free from his PhD routine.
Prepartion time: 15 min
Cooking time : 10 min
Recipe Level : Easy
Category : Snacks, Street food
Source : Venkatraman Uncle
Yields :6 big or 8 medium sized Tikkis
Nutrition Information: approximate
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 16 g||25 %|
|Saturated Fat 10 g||50 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Trans Fat 1 g|
|Cholesterol 41 mg||14 %|
|Sodium 163 mg||7 %|
|Potassium 46 mg||1 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 8 g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1 g||4 %|
|Sugars 3 g|
|Protein 2 g||4 %|
|Vitamin A||13 %|
|Vitamin C||3 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
- 4 Medium sized Potatoes boiled
- 2 green chillies chopped fine
- 1 inch piece ginger, chopped fine
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds crushed
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp Garam masala powder
- 1/2 tsp Chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp Aamchoor powder/ juice of 1 small lemon
- chopped coriander leaves
- 1 tbsp corn flour
- 2 Bread slice crumbled / 3 tbsp of roasted gram flour
- a pinch of sugar
- 2 tbsp oil for sauteing and more for pan frying tikkis
- Heat oil in a pan and crackle cumin seeds. Add chopped ginger and green chillies and sautee well.
- Add in the mashed potatoes followed by salt, sugar, turmeric, chilli powder, masala powder and corn flour. Sprinkle very little water and mix until everything blends well.
- Switch off and transfer to a bowl. When the mixture cools down, add the bread crumbs/ gram flour powder, aamchoor/ lemon juice and coriander leaves and give it a good mix.
- Divide into small even rounds. Gently flatten into thick discs.
- Heat a skillet and drizzle some oil.
- Arrange the tikkis 3 or 4 at a time based on size of your skillet. Cook until the sides brown. Flip and cook the other side until crisp.
- Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot with Chaat chutneys, Tomato ketchup or Mint Yogurt dip.