Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chole Tikki Chat

Hello Everybody,
  How are you all?? At my end everything is great and exciting. Exciting because of the arrival of the new one at home. YES you heard it right we are blessed with a little angel and she completed 5 months this month. A new phase with 2 girls growing up just like a wink… the elder one schooling...and the younger one falling on her tummy… Ahhh time flies. It just feels like yesterday I was blesse with darling Manya and now she has turned 3. Soon the younger one will start crawling, its fun I must say. But along with fun things keep me so busy when I am done with one the other one gets ready for all the attention she needs, and that’s the reason I am all away from here.
 I think I must post atleast one dish once a month what say??
I will try my best to post my experimented and yummy dishes here…. J.

Today I will post something yummy,tangy and chatpaty.

I had made chole tikkis for M’s tiffin box(I made them one bite sized) and had a few left overs. Soon I decided to make this chat and got things ready in the afternoon as both the little girls were on the bed fast asleep. And it’s the only time I get to finish my leftover chores or cook something special!
Here’s the recipe for Chole tikki
Ingredients:
Chickpeas (kabuli chana),boiled 1 cup
Ginger 1 inch piece
Potatoes,boiled and peeled 2 medium
Fresh coriander leaves,finely chopped 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder  1/2 teaspoon
Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
Oil to shallow fry
Bread crumbs as required




Method
Finely chop ginger and put into a bowl. Grate potatoes and add. Add chickpeas and mash lightly. Add coriander leaves, salt, black pepper powder and lemon juice and mix well.

Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into tikkis. Heat sufficient oil in a non stick grill pan. Spread rice flour in a plate.

Roll each tikki in bread crumbs and place in the tawa. Cook, turning sides, till the tikkis are golden on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot.
To make Ragda:
250gms Boiled Chick peas
1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
1 tsp Chaat masala
1 Small onion, finely chopped
1/4 inch ginger (grated)
1 Tomato, deseeded, medium chopped
2 Green chillis, deseeded, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
2 tbsp Chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp Oil


How to make aloo chana chat:
  • Wash chick peas and cook until done.
  • Heat oil in a non stick pan and over moderate heat put the chopped green chilies, onion and ginger and saute for a minute.
  • Put in the chick peas and salt to taste  and toss it, mash the chickpeas slightly.
  • Finally add the tomatoes and toss it on medium heat.
  • Sprinkle cumin powder ,red chilli powder and chaat masala powder.
  • Place the mixture in the bowl and sprinkle fresh coriander.
Other Ingridients :
Sweet Chutney :
Ingredients:
1 cup deseeded dates
2 tbsp deseeded tamarind
1/2 cup grated jaggery
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
salt to taste
Method
  1. Wash the dates and tamarind and put them in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add the jaggery and 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape and then blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  4. Strain the mixture through a sieve.
  5. Add 1½ cups of water, chilli powder, cumin seeds powder and salt and mix well.
  6. Refrigerate and use as required.

Green Chutney:
Ingredients
2 cups chopped mint leaves
1 cup chopped coriander
1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice
4 to 6 green chillies, roughly chopped
½"piece of ginger
salt to taste
Method
  1. Combine all the ingredients and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using a little water if required.
  2. Refrigerate and use as required.
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Chat masala
Finely chopped onion – 1
Finely chopped tomato
Finely chopped coriander leaves
Chat masala to sprinkle on top

To Assemble :

  1. For one serving, place 2 patties on a plate and pour the ragda over.
  2. Top with all the chutneys. Sprinkle onion,corriander leaves a spoon of chopped tomato and chat masala top.
  3. Serve immediately.
You can even serve it just like this with sweet chutney or make yummy chat out of this.

Many more yummy recipes to come at Aps Kitchen,
Till then take care,
  



3 comments:

Sayantani said...

awww Aps a big congrats!!! and we are in the same boat as I have been blessed with a daughter 3 months back as well. love and blessings to your lil one. love tikki chaat and this is one perfect thing for the summer.

Priya Suresh said...

Congrats dear on ur bundle of joy, so Lil darling is elder sister now..Can guess u need for two more hands for help.

Chole tikki chaat is just irresistible.

Hari Chandana said...

Congratulations! :)