I love gardening. I love the sight of flowers. It has healing effect on me. I have a small balcony where I have limited plants on pots. Couple of years back I used to grow flowers but then they dried out as we left for our native for a week or so. Hence I quit growing flowers because I can’t see the plants die. The current plants I have is aloe vera, curry leaf, amaranth, cactus, baby pineapple and 2 show plants. I also have some plants that I grow in vases inside the house. Those are like small stems of decorative leaves. So you see when my parents visit me I ask them to get some leaves or flowers. Just so I can brighten up my home with their smell at least for a day . The flower you see in this picture is brought by my mom. She wanted to see how I will use it for my food photography. And she was pleasantly surprised and happy. She loved the pics.
Anyways coming to today’s recipe Aloo tikki is a famous snack. It is quickly and easily prepared. Even kids love it firstly because it has potatoes and secondly because it is crispy from outside and soft from inside. I make it as a tiffin snack. This tikki is the base for a whole lot of other chat items.
Potatoes – 2 big ones
Coriander Leaves – 1 tblspn
Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder – 1/4 tsp
Bread crumbs to coat
Salt to taste
Oil to shallow fry
- Pressure cook potatoes so it is properly cooked.
- Peel and mash the potatoes.
- To the mashed potatoes add coriander, chilly, cumin and garam masala.
- Add salt and lemon juice and mix properly.
- Heat a griddle/ tawa with oil for shallow frying.
- Take bread crumbs in a plate.
- Make small balls out of the potato mixture and then flatten it in your palm to make tikkis.
- Coat the tikkis in breadcrumb.
- Place them on tawa.
- When one side is browned turn over and let it brown the other side.
- Once both sides are done remove from tawa and plate it on kitchen towel.