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Agra ka Bhalla

Tikki Chat from Agra, which is stuffed with yellow lentils, fried to a crisp golden and laced with creamy yogurt and chutneys.
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Tikkis

  • 500 gms potatoes boiled , peeled and mashed
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • Salt to taste

Stuffing

  • 1 cup yellow moong daal
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cuminseeds
  • Pinch asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp dry mango powder
  • Salt to taste
  • leaves Coriander
  • leaves Mint

Accompaniments

  • Sweet tamarind chutney
  • Spicy green Chutney
  • Fresh whipped curd
  • Grated radish
  • pomegranate pearls
  • leaves Coriander

Spices

  • red chilly powder
  • yellow chilly powder
  • black salt
  • Chat masala
  • salt

Instructions

Tikkis

  • Peel and mash the boiled potatoes .Make sure the potatoes do not have any lumps .
  • Add salt and cornflour .
  • Mix well and divide into even sized little larger than lemon sized balls .

Stuffing

  • Wash and the moong daal for an hour.
  • Heat oil in a pan .
  • Add cuminseeds and asafoetida .
  • Add the soaked daal .
  • Sauté for a minute , add turmeric powder , salt and just enough water for the daal to cook .
  • We want each grain to be separate.
  • Once the daal is cooked add rest of the ingredients, mix gently .
  • Let the stuffing cool .

Assembling the Bhallas

  • Take the potato ball , making a deep depression , fill in a heaped teaspoon of the prepared stuffing .
  • Bring the sides together and form the ball again .
  • Lightly flatten the ball .
  • Heat a griddle , pour in oil .
  • Fry the Tikkis till golden .

Serving Style

  • Place the Tikki in the serving bowl .
  • Add whipped curd , tamarind chutney , mint chutney .
  • Sprinkle yellow chilly powder ,red chilly powder, salt , black salt , chaat masala .

Notes

Agra ka Bhalla
You could enjoy Aga ka Bhalla and many other chats at
Chaat Gali in Sadar Bazar, Agra
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