Aloo Tikki Chat/ Ragda Patties
If you are from the north you will call it Aloo Tikki Chaat. If you are from Mumbai or Maharastra, you will call it Ragda Patties. So you belong to north, west, east or south, this mouth-watering street food is the king of all street foods. I feel nostalgic when I hear the name "chat". So many childhood memories with this street food.
How many of you had bunked a lecture for this tangy chatpata chaat?
I don't know if anybody has ever. But I have bunked many classes in my college days for this ragda/ chaat. I have always seen the chat stall crowded with students. You go at any point of time you will not find any chat stall empty. Especially if they are placed near school and colleges.
Normally these tikkis or patties are made from potatoes. They are deep-fried and that to double-fried many times. But here in this recipe, I have shallow fried the potato patties or the tikkis. And I have used only 1 tsp oil for the whole process. Isn't it healthy than the fried original street food of tikki chaat? The dish is known as chaat because of its tangy taste i.e. "chatpata". This recipe is a blend of sweetness, spicy, sour taste
Preparing this aloo Tikki chat or ragda patties is a 3 step process in short.
- Boil and prepare tikki or patty when cooled
- Prepare ragda/ chole
- Assemble them with other chutneys
Basic Ingredients to Make Aloo Tikki Chaat
Potatoes: This is the base ingredient along with peas as we are going to make the patty of them. Just boil the potatoes, cool them and mash to shape. Add some starch and spices after mashing the potatoes. Add corn starch or rice flour to make them little crusty on the surface. But since we are only shallow frying it, you can skip the flour part also. Just grease your palms and shape the potato dough.
White Peas: This will add additional flavor and texture to the chat. Boil and then saute with spices to bring out the flavor of the peas.
Onion, tomato, chilli, coriander: Finely chop them and add for an extra dose of flavour to the chat.
Sauces/ Chutney: Sweet tamarind sauce and green coriander and mint sauce are essential. these make the chat delicious and tangy. Add other dry spices like roasted cumin powder, chat masala, red chilli powder.
When you add all of them it's going to be a tasty tangy spicy dish that is irresistible.
Now let's start preparing this Aloo Tikki Chaat/ Ragda Patties.
Aloo Tikki Chat/ Ragda Patties - A Street food in a healthy way
- 1 tsp Oil to shallow fry
- 4 boiled potatoes
- 1/2 cup white peas soaked overnight
- 1 Onion finely chopped
- 2 tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped
- 1 Tomato finely chopped
- 4 tbsp green chutney (coriander + mint + green chilli)
- 1 tsp Chat Masala
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp sweet chutney
- 2 tbsp tamarind paste/ juice
- Clean, wash and soak white peas over night. pressure cook them for 5 - 6 whistles or they are cooked soft.
- if you find some are cooked well and some are still bit hard, then cook for another 4 - 5 whistles. We need is over cooked or mushy for the recipe.
- Boil potatoes. Once they are cold peel off the skin and mash them completely. Its advised to boil and cool them for at least 4 - 5 hrs. It will help in binding as they release starch.
- Add salt and mix well. Make balls and press them to form patties like structure.
- Greeze a pan with 1 tsp oil. Place the tikkis on pan. Shallow fry both till they turn light brown in color. Flip gently as they are soft.
- Remove from pan and keep aside to assemble with other ingredients.
- Take a deep plate. Place 1 - 2 aloo tikki. Add 5 tbsp ragda. Add in green chutney and sweet chutney, finely chopped onion, green chillies, coriander leaves, curd. Add chat masala, garam masala, salt, black salt, curd (optional) and mix well.
- Sprinkle sev and papdi (I didn't have papdi so i have skipped this).
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