Sunday, July 6, 2008

Aloo Masala/Potato tikki chat

Here is a tasty snack with potato and dried white peas. This dish is inspired by the famous chat "Ragada Patties" but more on the southern tinge...

For the Aloo patties:
3 big russet potatoes (boiled and mashed)
4 wheat bread slices (you can use regular white bread if you want)
1tsp tamarind date chutney
1tsp chillie powder
a pinch of turmeric and a pinch of hing
1/2 cup chopped coriender

soak the bread slices in warm water for a minute. Squeeze out the water and mix the mashed bread with mashed potatoes. to this add the powders and hing and the chutney and mix well. Add the coriender and mix. Make patties on your palm and shallow fry in a pan with a tbsp of oil till brown and crispy

For the Masala
1 cup dried white peas (soak it overnight and pressure cook with salt and a bay leaf till soft)
1 onion chopped
2 raw tomatoes, 1tsp sambhar powder, 1//2 inch cinnamon stick, 2 cloves to a paste.
In a pan, add a tsp of oil, fry the onion and add the ground paste. To this add the boiled peas and in a medium flame boil the masala for 10mins till all the flavours blend and the consistency is right. Add salt to this.

Putting it together
Serve by adding the patties to a ladleful of masala . Garnish with chopped onion..


Shelly said...

Wow, I was browsing the foodie blog roll tonight and came across your fantastic blog! This recipe looks delicous!

Paru ... said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog..I love this dish as well..