3-4nosGreen Chillies , Finely Chopped ( +/- ) based on your preference
1inch Ginger, Finely chopped or grated
fewMint leaves, chopped
fewCoriander leaves , chopped
1tsp Red chilli flakes
1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
1/2tsp Kala Namak / Black salt
In a cooker, take around 5-6 potatoes . Add around 2-3 cup water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles , till the potatoes are well cooked . Once cooker is cooled ,take out the cooked potatoes from water and allow to cool.
Once potatoes are cooled , peel the potatoes.
Grate or mash the potatoes nicely. Note that ,Potatoes should be nicely cooled and shouldn't be watery .
To the mashed potatoes , add all the other mentioned ingredients one by one ie Rice flour , Green chilli , Grated ginger , Chopped Mint leaves , chopped coriander leaves , chilli flakes , aamchoor , kala namak , garam masala powder and salt to taste .
Combine everything nicely to form a non sticky dough. Very important, If sticky, add few more tsp rice flour. Sticky or soggy dough will make soft aloo tikki.Taste test the aloo dough .
Divide the dough into equal portions. Flatten them between your palms and roll lightly along the edges to smoothen the crack . Don't make too thin or thick tikki . they should be of medium thickness.
Once they are ready, refrigerate them for 10-15 minutes. This helps them to set .
Place the tikkis on a greased hot tawa, drizzle few tsp of oil along the edges of the tikki. Keep the flame on medium low and let the base get firm and crisp. You can use non stick tawa or cast iron tawaPlease not to cook in low medium flame only to get a crisp texture.
Once , the base is cooked and crisp ,gently flip to cook other side . Fry both the sides crispy and golden.
crispy and golden .. it's ready
Enjoy hot aloo tikki with some mint chutney / sweet chutney / ketchup . You can also make a tasty aloo tikki chaat out of it or place them between a burger or sandwich .
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