This Chaat is so delicious that it can be had any time when you want to have a filling snack!The taste is unbeatable and it actually satiates your tastebuds.Initially this chaat was the favourite in North India but gradually it has become the favourite in the whole of India.
I have added Chana Masala to the potatoes as it gives a very delicious and tangy taste to the Tikki.However you can also add Garam Masala powder if desired.
Sharing the recipe gives me the greatest pleasure as this is one of the best things I love to eat!
Preparation Time – 30 minutes
Makes – 5-6 Tikki/2 servings
2 cups Potatoes – boiled and mashed
1 tsp Salt(or to taste)
2 Green Chilies – minced finely
2 tsp Chana Masala/Chole Masala
1 tbsp Cornflour – to bind the potato dough
3-4 tbsp Oil for shallow frying
For the sprinkling:
1 cup thick,sweetened yogurt
1/2 cup thick Tamarind Chutney
1/4 cup Coriander-Mint Chutney
4-5 Papdi/Puri (a crisp fried Maida cracker available in supermarkets/can also be made at home)
2-3 tbsp Nylon Sev (very fine and small Sev)
1 tsp each of Cumin Seed powder(jeera),Pepper powder(kalimirch) and Black Salt(kala namak)
2 tbsp Coriander Leaves
To prepare the Tikkis:
Mix the mashed Potato with salt,Green Chilies,Chana Masala/Chole Masala and cornflour.Mix very well and make 5-6 small patties or Tikkis with the potato mixture.
Heat the Oil in a non stick pan on medium heat and shallow fry the Tikkis on both sides till golden brown and crisp.
The Tikkis being shallow fried
After shallow frying one side
The Fried Tikkis
To assemble the Chaat:
Place 2-3 Tikkis on a small serving plate.
Break 2-3 Papdis on top of the Tikkis.
Now add 2-3 tbsp sweetened Yogurt over the Tikkis.
Spoon over 2 tbsp of Tamarind Chutney and 1 tbsp of Coriander Mint Chutney.
Sprinkle 2 tbsp of the Nylon Sev on top and garnish with the spice powder mix and 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves.Serve immediately!Enjoy!