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Amritsari Aloo Tikki Chole

Aloo Tikki Choley is a lip-smacking street food from the streets of Amritsar , Punjab . It makes a delicious  platter with a patty, chickpeas and chutneys.
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 7 hours

Ingredients

Aloo Tikki

  • 4 potatoes boiled
  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 tbsp chickpeas boiled
  • 2 tbsp cottage cheese finely cubed
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp mint leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp kasoori methi
  • 1/4 tsp kitchen king masala
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • Salt to taste

Chole

  • 2 cups chickpeas boiled
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 big cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp black salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp ginger juilliene
  • 1-2 green chillies roughly chopped
  • 2 tomatoes purée
  • 1 tbsp tamarind water
  • Salt to taste

Chutney

  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • tamarind water

Other ingredients

  • Onion slices
  • Fried green chillies
  • Pickle

Instructions

Aloo Tikki

  • Mash the boiled potatoes while they are warm , make sure you do not grate them .
  • Add all the ingredients , except chickpeas and cottage cheese cubes .
  • Once mixed well add the chickpeas and cottage cheese cubes and give a gentle mix .
  • Pinch out balls , roughly a orange size .
  • Flatten these balls and fry them on a griddle .

Chole

  • Warm the ghee in a pan.
  • Add bay leaf , cardamom and carom seeds.
  • Add onions , sauté till almost pink .
  • Add all the dry spices , ginger and green chilly .
  • Sauté on slow flame till the spices are well roasted and a wonderful aroma is released .
  • Add the boiled chickpeas .
  • Sauté again .
  • Add tomato purée and let cook on slow flame till all the moisture is dry .
  • Add tamarind water .
  • Add additional water to adjust the gravy .
  • Simmer and cook for a 4-5 minutes for spices to infuse well with the chickpeas .

Chutney

  • Blend everything to a watery chutney .

Assembling the Aloo Tikki Chole

  • Place two tikkis , serve a big ladleful of hot chole on the side .
  • Place chutney on the side and on the chole .
  • Serve garnished with coriander leaves , fried green chilly and pickle .

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