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Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki is a very popular Indian snack recipe which is typically enjoyed as chaat with Chole or chickpeas and chopped onion, chillies and chutneys as topping.

Ingredients:
3 large boiled aloo (potatoes)
1 tsp salt or as per taste
1/4th tsp ground black pepper

For Stuffing:

2/3rd cup matar (green peas) cooked or frozen peas defrosted
1/2 tbsp scrapped and minced ginger
1/4th tsp garam masala
1/4th tsp salt or to taste
Red chili powder to taste (optional)
1tsp coarsely ground dry-roasted cumin seeds
Oil for pan-frying.

How to make aloo tiki :

Take the cooked or defrosted peas (matar) and mash them using a spoon or a fork. Add all the stuffing ingredients except oil and mash briefly. Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions and keep aside.

Peel the potatoes and mash them very finely into smooth mashed potatoes. Add salt and pepper and knead until properly mixed.

Divide it into 10 equal portions.

Now wash and dry your hands and rub them with little oil.

Take each portion of potato mixture and make a ball. Now
Taking one at a time, gently flatten each ball into a round patty of about 1/2-inch thick and place a portion of stuffing in the center and fold the edges together very finely so that mixture does not come out.

Now very gently flatten it into a 2-inch patty. Repeat the procedure for all pieces.

Heat 1 tsp. oil in a non-stick pan over a low heat. Slip in the patties, not too many at a time, and pan-fry on both sides till crisp golden brown, adding oil if required, on a very low heat.

Serve aloo tikki hot with chutney and stirred curd.

Note : Boil potatoes until fork-tender. Preferably, potatoes should be boiled well in advance before use. It would be better if they can be refrigerated for a short time.

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