Chaat is an integral part of Indian cuisine...always available at every "galli nukkad" (small street corners) and you don't have to break the bank to enjoy it! Be it pani puri, dahi chaat, bhel or ragda...classic combo never fails :) !!
Ingredients: Serves 4
250 gms green or white peas, soak in water overnight and pressure cook till soft
Onion: 1 large
Green chilies: 1-2
Ginger: 1 inch
Turmeric powder: 1/4th tsp
Cumin powder: 1 tbsp
1 tsp coriander pwd
Garam masala powder: ¾ th tbsp
Fresh cilantro leaves finely chopped for garnish
Salt to taste
1/2 tbsp oil
Wizz onion, tomatoes, ginger and green chilies in a blender. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let them splutter; now add the onion- tomato paste. Cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Add the spice powders and salt, followed by cooked peas, stir well and bring to a boil.
Aloo tikki/ Patties:
Combine 3-4 mashed potatoes and 2 bread slices, pinch of red chili powder or finely chopped green chilies, 1 tsp jeera(cumin), little grated ginger and finely chopped cilantro and mix well. Make small patties/cutlets and shallow fry till golden brown on both sides.
To serve: place two aloo tikkis, spoon some warm ragda over the tikkis. Add some tamarind chutney and cilantro chutney over it…with some finely chopped onions and cilantro… dig in that fork….!!