Today I read in the newspaper that Monsoon is not a good time to eat fried stuff. I think no season in Bombay is good to eat fried stuff because it's always humid and always hot. So my conclusion is, eat fried stuff when it rains cause at least you have a good reason to do so. But make sure you eat homemade food because you can trust what you get on the streets. Aloo tikkis are something that you can make easily and since they are not deep fried they are not so bad. I made them to curb the husband's potato craving.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Potatoes - 5 large (boiled and peeled)
Salt to taste
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Crushed cornflakes - 1 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
Peas - 1 cup (boiled and crushed)
Green chilies - 2 (finely chopped)
Onion - 1 small (finely chopped)
Panch Phoron powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
- Mash the potatoes, add salt and red chili powder and keep aside.
- Add all the filling ingredients together in a bowl and mix well.
- Make medium size balls with mashed potato (you'll be able to make at-least 12)
- Make some space in the potato balls, like a bowl, add some filling and close it to make a flat patty.
- Press the patty on cornflakes. Make all the patties/tikkis like this.
- Heat a non-stick pan, spread some oil on it and place the tikkis on it to fry.
- Fry from both the sides till they are golden brown.
- Remove from pan and place the tikkis in a bowl, pur over some whipped dahi, green and red chutney and serve.
- You can also garnish it with some aloo lachchas.