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Healthy Snacks: Potato Tikki Chaat Recipe

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Potato tikki chaat with yogurt and chutney.

Potato tikki chaat with yogurt and chutney.

What Is Potato Tikki Chaat?

Potato tikki chaat, or aloo tikki chaat, is a tongue-tickling street snack made of boiled potatoes, onions, peas, and spices. Tikkis are small cutlets, usually oval or round in shape, that are shallow-fried on a flat pan.

Tikkis are typically served with mint coriander chutney (also known as green chutney) and sweet and sour chutney. Sometimes, potato tikki chaat is also served with yogurt on top. This is just another serving option.

Making this snack is easy and does not take much time. Let's get started!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

20 min

35 min

10 tikkis

Ingredients

  • 2 cups potato, boiled and mashed
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion, sauteed
  • 1 tablespoon peas, boiled (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander-cumin powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder)
  • 1/8 teaspoon chat masala
  • 1/8 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Oil, for shallow frying

Instructions

  1. Boil the potatoes and then mash them in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add all of the other ingredients (except for the oil) to the mashed potatoes. Mix well. Check for salt and spices. Adjust accordingly.
  3. Pinch out a fistful of dough, making a round or oval shape. Flatten it a little. The tikkis should be thick.
  4. Heat a flat pan over medium-high heat with a generous amount of oil. Place the tikkis on the pan. Once the tikki starts to become golden, reduce the heat to a minimum. Flip them upside down. Add some oil on the edges and allow the bottom become golden, as well. Shallow-fry both sides until the tikkis become a bit crispy.
  5. Remove the tikkis from the pan and place them on a paper towel to absorb excess oil, if any.
  6. Place two warm tikkis on a serving plate. Pour a spoonful of yogurt on each. Pour some sweet-sour chutney and green chutney over it.
  7. Sometimes, people sprinkle some boondis, or red chili powder, on top. Toppings may vary according to your liking. Enjoy!

How to Make Green Chutney

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons coriander leaves
  • 1/2-inch piece of ginger
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 garlic cove
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a mixer/grinder, add the mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, green chilies, garlic clove, lemon juice, and salt. Grind, adding water, to get a smooth paste.
  2. Transfer the chutney to a bowl.