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Homemade Aaloo Tikki Chaat Recipe

Sakina is an Indian who loves Indian street food and also spends her time occasionally cooking snacks of different cuisines.

Aaloo tikki chaat served in a bowl.

Aaloo tikki chaat served in a bowl.

Aaloo tikki chaat is a famous healthy Indian snack filled with abundant flavors and colors. It is loved by everyone, be it a kid or an adult. It is also found in many street food shops, where people enjoy this delicacy. This recipe can also be made at home with many variations.

Here, I have made a simple aaloo tikki chaat topped with boiled chickpeas, tamarind-jaggery chutney (sauce) and coriander-chilly chutney. It can also be made by topping the potato patties with spicy chickpeas curry. This way, the recipe is named as chole tikki chaat.

The leftover chaat can also be made into a veggie burger or sandwich. This dish is wholesome and easy to make.

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

45 min

25 min

1 hour 10 min

4 Servings (8 potato patties, 2 pieces per person)

Ingredients for Four Servings

  • 4–5 Boiled Potatoes
  • 200 grams Boiled Chickpeas
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 5 Green Chillies
  • A piece of Ginger
  • 3–4 pinches of Cumin
  • 1 pinch of Chaat Masala Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilly Powder
  • Salt for taste
  • 1 tsp Oil, to saute chopped spices
  • Pure Ghee, for shallow frying potato patties
  • A large bunch of Coriander leaves, to be added to mashed potatoes and for chutney/sauce
  • A large piece of Tamarind, for chutney/sauce
  • A large piece of Jaggery, for chutney/sauce

Instructions Summary

  1. Wash and make slits in potatoes (for quick boiling). Put potatoes in a pressure cooker and let them boil till 3–4 whistles.
  2. Put tamarind and jaggery pieces together and add half glass water and leave to boil until the consistency is fine. After it is cooled, squeeze the tamarind pieces till only the seeds are left. Your sweet chutney is ready.
  3. Put ginger, garlic cloves, chillies, little salt, and cumin in a mortar and pestle and grind them into a fine paste.
  4. Take 1/2 tsp oil and saute the chopped spices for a minute.
  5. Mash potatoes finely. Add sautéed spices, turmeric powder, red chilly powder and chaat masala powder. Chop coriander leaves and add few lemon drops. Mix everything properly.
  6. Take a small amount of this mixture and make tikkis/patties with your palms.
  7. In a non-stick pan, add pure ghee and potato patties to it. Shallow fry until patties are golden brown.
  8. Take coriander leaves, little salt, water and 1 green chilly and grind them to a fine sauce. Your spicy chutney is ready.
  9. Take a bowl. Place two aloo tikkis/ potato patties, add few chickpeas and two tbsp of both the sweet and spicy chutneys.
  10. You can also sprinkle fresh pomegranate seeds, chopped onions, and sev on it, for more taste.
  11. Serve after cooking immediately as patties may turn soggy if left for long time.

Detailed Instructions

  1. Make slits in potatoes and boil them for 4–5 whistles in a pressure cooker.
  2. Strain boiled potatoes properly and make sure no water is left in them. Mash them finely.
  3. Add garlic cloves, ginger, green chilles, salt and cumin in a mortar and pestle. Grind them into a fine paste.
  4. Take 1/2 tsp of oil and saute the ground spices for a minute. Make sure you don't burn them!
  5. Add sauteed spices, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chaat masala powder, chopped coriander leaves, and a few lemon drops. Mix everything properly.
  6. Take a small amount of the mixture and make a ball out of it. Press it in between your palms to give it the shape of a patty.
  7. All potato patties are ready. You can sprinkle some bread crumbs on the patties to make them firm. This step is optional.
  8. In a non-stick pan, add the potato patties and sprinkle pure ghee on them as well as the sides of the pan. Shallow fry till patties are golden brown.
  9. Make tamarind-jaggery and coriander-chilly chutneys. Assemble all ingredients together.
  10. Place two aaloo tikkis/potato patties in a bowl. Pour some plain boiled chickpeas on top. Add two tbsp of both the sweet and spicy chutneys (sauces).

I have included a video showing how chole tikki chaat is made. My recipe is aaloo tikki chaat just topped with plain chickpeas. If you watch the video, ignore the part where the chole/chickpea curry is made. If you would like to make it that way you can do that too!

Please Rate After Trying this Recipe.

© 2017 Sakina Nasir

Comments

Kenneth Avery on March 09, 2017:

Dearest Sakina :)

You are truly welcome. You are worthy.

Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on March 09, 2017:

Thank you so much Kenneth, my dear buddy. Your comment is so sweet as always. :)

Kenneth Avery on March 07, 2017:

Dearest Sakina :)

If you offered a take-out order service, I would buy five big orders of this nectar-of-great-food.

Please continue to provide such great hubs as this.

Peace and Love.

Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on March 07, 2017:

Thank you so much Araaz for stopping by and appreciating. Do try this recipe and let me know how it turns out to be. :)

Umme Salma from Ohio,USA on March 07, 2017:

I just love indian street food. I myself have tried this several times but your recipe has new twists and ingredients. I am going to try this soon. In sha Allah

Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on March 05, 2017:

Hi ShailaSheshadri! :)

Thank you for the kind comments and for stopping by to read my recipe. I'm not sure about that myself, I want to ask this question in the forum.

ShailaSheshadri from Bengaluru on March 05, 2017:

A tempting chat recipe. The video you have uploaded is also nice. I wanted to know whether we can legally upload other's video? I am also new in the writing field. Thank you.

Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on February 07, 2017:

Hi Louise! :)

Thank you for compliment and for stopping by to read my hub. Please try and let me know how it is. This is a dish filled with so many flavors that you won't get bored of it any day. :)

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on February 06, 2017:

Hi Sakina,

Oh my word, my mouth is watering now. The pictures and the video you posted are lovely. This is definitely something I'll be trying. Thankyou for sharing your recipe!

Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on February 01, 2017:

Thanks a lot Hatim! :) Do try this recipe and share your opinions about how it turned out. I appreciate your valuable feedback on my hub.

hatim on February 01, 2017:

woww it seems soo yummy i have never tried this before but after reading your hub on aloo tikki which really looking amazing and attractive i would like to try this once in my life.

Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on January 29, 2017:

Hi Natalie! :)

Thanks a lot for stopping by and appreciating my dish. Yes, you are right about this recipe being gluten free. Also, shallow frying in ghee adds a rich flavor and enhances the taste. Thanks once again for flipping my article. It means a lot! :) Do try this recipe and tell me what you think of it.

Natalie Frank on January 28, 2017:

This sounds wonderful and seems pretty easy to make! Also without the breadcrumbs it would be gluten free. I flipped your recipe to one of my magazines. Thanks for providing it! I keep watch for more great recipes.

Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on January 17, 2017:

@Hamza Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my article! ☺

Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on January 12, 2017:

@Kenneth

Thank you very much buddy. I am very glad to have your warm words. Peace to you too. Take care. :)

Kenneth Avery on January 10, 2017:

Sakina :)

You just keep producing great hubs like this and you

will go far on and off of HP.

Peace!

Your Friend Forever, Kenneth

Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on January 10, 2017:

@Kenneth Avery Thank you so much my dear friend for commenting once again. I am so happy to receive your warm words of appreciation. I mean it. Have a nice and peaceful day you too. ☺

Kenneth Avery on January 09, 2017:

Dearest Sakina :)

I meant every word of my comment. You deserve them and lots more.

Keep up the great work and have a safe and peaceful day.

Kenneth

Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on January 09, 2017:

@Ashish Dadgaa Thank you so much for your appreciation! I am so glad you liked my hub. God bless you too. ☺

Ashi on January 09, 2017:

Hey Sakia, The Cook :p

This is super yummy recipe hub. Your photos are tempting me :p

Very nicely written with good detailed description and video.

You shall regularly write such recipe hubs :)

Bless You dear :)

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on January 05, 2017:

Dearest Sakina :)

You are very welcome. I truly enjoyed this piece although it did

make me very hungry. I love spicy foods very much.

You just keep up the great work and success will be yours soon.

Sincerely,

With Love and Respect,

Kenneth

Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on January 05, 2017:

Aww! Thank you so much Samitha! ☺

Samitha on January 05, 2017:

This looks soo yummy

Will definitely try

Sakina Nasir (author) from Kuwait on January 05, 2017:

Hi Kenneth! ☺

That's so sweet of you. I am so glad to recieve your warm comments. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my work.

Your budette for life

Sakina

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on January 04, 2017:

Dearest Sakina,

This hub was phenomenal in writing style, lay-out, graphics, and topic.

If HubPages still had the voting choices above the comments, I would have already voted this up; interesting; colorful; and all positive remarks.

I am so hungry now. A great sign that this hub was GREAT!

Your Fried Forever,

Kenneth