Makes about 15 tikkis
Aloo tikki is my all time favourite appetizer. It is mashed potato mixed with various spices. Here is a simple recipe of this snack which can be served with cilantro chutney or Chole.
4 large Idaho Potatoes, boiled and mashed
1 small Onion, finely chopped
1" piece Ginger, finely chopped
1/3 cup Cilantro Leaves, chopped
1 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Chunky Chaat Masala
1/3 cup Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil for frying
In a large bowl, mix all the above ingredients together except the oil and bread crumbs. With the help of an ice cream scoop, shape the mixture into 15 balls.
Spread the bread crumbs on a dinner plate and roll the potato balls in it. Flatten them a little bit.
Heat the oil in a large skillet and shallow fry the tikkis and remove them in a platter lined with paper towels. Serve them hot with cilantro chutney.