Tuesday, June 29, 2010


If it looks appetizing, I hear you! Its exceptionally delicious and very simple to make. I had a phobia for making chaat, each attempt up till this one had been a disaster :( However, when I checked out this recipe in a recipe book(I cant recollect the name now) I thought I must give it a try. Pushing my phobia aside I ventured and the end result? It was to die for, seriously! I am totally enamored :)


For making Tikkis:

1. 2-3 large potatoes (boiled and mashed)
2. 3 finely chopped green chillies(or as per taste)
3. 2 tps Cumin-Coriander powder
4. Pinch of Hing (optional)
5. 2 Bread slices soaked in warm water
6. 2-3 sprigs of cilantro finely chopped
7. 1 tsp lemon juice or alternately amchur powder(dry mango powder)
8. Salt as per taste

For making Chole(chickpeas):

1. 1 can of chole or if you like to make your own: soak whole dry chole overnight->drain->pressure cook
2. 1 Tomato chopped
3. 2-3 Green Chilies finely chopped
4. 2 tbsp Besan(chickpeas flour) dissolved in water(stir well to avoid lumps)
5. 1 tbsp cumin-coriander powder
6. 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
7. 2 tbsp oil
8. pinch of turmeric
9. 2-3 sprigs of Cilantro and mint chopped (optional)
10. 2 tbs Oil
11. Salt as per taste


For Chole

1. Heat oil in a pan
2. Add cumin-coriander powder, green chillies, turmeric, ginger-garlic paste and saute for 1 min
3. Add tomatoes,stir and saute until the tomatoes cook
4. Add Chole and salt. Mix well
5. Pour Besan liquid cover the lid and let it cook until Chole is soft and slightly mushy.

For Tikkis:

1. Mix all the ingredients for potato patties in a bowl
2. Make round balls(ping pong ball sized) and flatten them in your palm in the shape of a patties
3. Heat a griddle or pan on medium heat, spray some oil to avoid sticking and then place the patties on the pan one by one.
4. Let the patties grill until golder brown and then flip over to grill the other side.

Once done serve Tikkis with the chole. It tastes amazing!


  1. Hi,

    lovely tikkies....great accompaniment, or on its own...or even as a burger filling...i love mixing and matching even in cuisines!!!


  2. @Shobha- thank you so much for the kind and encouraging words. I will try to post recipes more often. Thanks for dropping by and checking..