Mini Potato cutlets -quick n healthy Aloo tikki – Indian way

Had this sudden urge to have mashed potatoes but in a different way.. this is not deep-fried.. And i used olive oil. So it’s easy and a healthy option. 

Ingredients:

  • Boiled and mashed potatoes – 2 medium
  • Cilantro – handful chopped finely
  • Onion – 1 medium chopped finely
  • Green chilly – 2 or 3 chopped finely
  • Boiled green peas (optional)
  • Cumin seed – 1/2 tsp
  • Shah Jeera – 1/4 tsp
  • Chaat masala – 1 tsp 
  • Semolina – 1tbsp
  • Salt
  • Oilve oil – (about 2-3tbsp) 
  • Lime juice – a few drops (we don’t want our snack even close to ‘sour’)

Method:

  1. Take the 2 medium potatoes and cook it in a closed pan or cooker (3 whistles) until skin opens up.
  2. Keep open on a wired rack till cool, peel and mash well. Keep aside.
  3. Take a separate bowl and add the rest of the raw chopped ingredients with spices – Onion, cilantro, chillies, chaat powder, cumin seeds, shah jeera,salt,semolina and a few drops of Olive oil to roll and keep as dough.
  4. Before making small rounds, sprinkle a few drops of lime juice.
  5. Keep a non-stick pan on medium flame.
  6. Slightly oil the palm and flatten it until all done.
  7. Add about 2 tbsp of olive oil and drop in the Tikkis onto the pan. 
  8. Flip slowly once golden and let the other side lightly brown as well. (the first flip should be done carefully without breaking)
  9. Serve hot with the dip you enjoy – I had them with fresh lettuce, a dash of mustard mayo and ketchup…. yummm…

 

Notes:

  • the authentic Indian recipe includes mashed green peas with a slice of white bread (soaked in a bowl of water;drained and mashed per medium potato) and more spices as per taste.
  • I didn’t use bread to avoid extra carbs.
  • The purpose of bread is to absorb the extra moisture of the potatoes.
  • I used semolina instead to get the tikkis a little crispy and to hold the mixture without breaking. 
  • All lies in the cilantro – so use lots of it 😀

 

#mashedpotatoes

#alootikki

#differentlydone

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