Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Peas Stuffed Aloo Tikki | Peas Stuffed Potato Patty



Winter or monsoon .... whatever may be weather, we always crave for some yummy, hot and spicy street food. And if that is purely homemade, then what a bliss !!




This post is about stuffed potato patties or stuffed aloo tikki. Basically aloo tikkis are some mashed potato combined with some binding agent and spices and finally shallow or deep fried in a tikki / patty shape. Since these days fresh green peas are plentily available in market, so I thought of making some mashed peas stuffed into the regular aloo tikkis. If green peas are not available then just boil some normal peas, roughly mash and use. Binding agent used here is cornflour. Breadcrumbs or soaked poha can be used as binding agent. Some rice flour also I have added to absorb moisture in potato if there. 




The roughly mashed peas first saute with some spices and then stuff. These stuffed patties can be shallow fried or deep fried until crispy and golden brown on both sides. If you are health conscious, then just go for shallow fry. These are easy to prepare and used a few ingredients and the result is bursting with flavors. Kids'll love these flavorful patties as well as adults.

An awesome snacks, these can be served as along with any preferable dip like green chutney, tamarind chutney etc. So why to wait; lets go in details.




Preparation Time : 40 mins      |      Cooking Time : 20 mins


Ingredients :        

Ingredients
Measurements
Tikki
Potato (medium)
3 no.
Corn flour
2 tsp + some more (for dusting)
Rice flour
1tsp
Ginger (grated)
¼ tsp
Green chili (chopped)
½ tsp
Coriander leave (chopped)
1 tsp
Red chili powder
¼ tsp
Turmeric powder
1 pinch
Oil
For shallow frying
Stuffing
Green peas
1 cup
Ginger (grated)
¼ tsp
Green chili (chopped)
¼ tsp
Coriander leave (chopped)
1 tsp
Coriander powder
¼ tsp
Chat masala
½ tsp
Lemon juice
1 tsp
Salt
As needed
Oil
2 tsp

​Method :
  1. Boil the potatoes and peel them off.
  2. Grate all boiled potatoes and keep in a mixing bowl. 
  3. Add cornflour, rice flour and roughly mix using a spoon.
  4. Next add chopped green chilies, grated ginger, chopped coriander leaves, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and keep aside.
  5. Now crush all the green peas in a mortar or blender to get a rough mixture of peas.
  6. Heat oil in a pan. Add grated ginger and chopped green chilies. Saute a bit.
  7. Next add peas mixture and saute for few minutes.
  8. Then add coriander powder, chat masala, chopped coriander leaves, salt and mix everything well.
  9. Squeeze lemon juice and give a quick mix. Turn off the heat and allow the stuffing to cool completely.
  10. Now dust palms with cornflour and knead the potato mixture a bit.
  11. Take 2 tbsp of the potato mixture at a time and make smooth balls.
  12. Then pick one ball, flatten the ball on palm, put some peas stuffing at center and finally cover it properly to give a patty or tikki shape.
  13. Repeat the above step for rest of the potato balls.
  14. Shallow fry all the stuffed ones until golden brown on both sides.
  15. Serve these crispy stuffed potato patties  with any choice-able dip !



Notes :
  • Cornflour helps in binding and the rice flour helps in absorbing excess water while making tikki.
  • These stuffed patties can be deep fried too.
  • While boiling potatoes, avoid salt addition. Otherwise there'll be moisture inside potato and difficulty in binding the patties.

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