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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Potato Croquettes "Aloo Tikki"

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Yesterday was "Potluck Day" at hubby's workplace. After pacing back and forth over thinking what I should make, I settled on this one. MIL wanted to make something too -- she decided on "Deep Fried Cabbage and Dhal Fritters", a variant of "Dhal Fritters" I posted ages ago. Hubby picked up a hot tray of both these appetizers around noon. An hour later he calls me to tell that they were a big hit and were gone in 5 minutes. I was really happy and upset. Happy that people liked it and upset that my hubby had refused to take the chutney I made to go with these croquettes cause I didn't say about that beforehand. Which meant that this chutney wouldn't have a food tag etc etc. The "Dried Apricot, Prune and Tamarind Chutney" is a Pan Gravy Kadai Curry Original.Now I have put it in the freezer, waiting to consume it with either Samosa or a new batch of these croquettes.I will be posting about that in a couple of days. Tikki recipe was minimally adapted from here.
Ingredients(For 35-40 Aloo Tikkis):
  • 12 medium firm White Potatoes (Yukon Gold maybe used instead)
  • 6 Hot Green Chili, seeds and membranes removed
  • 1 large Carrot, peel and grated using the small-eye of the box grater
  • 1/4 Cup Frozen Green Peas
  • 1/4 Cup Golden Raisins
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro, cleaned and finely cut
  • 6 Stale Whole-Wheat Bread, toasted and crumbed
  • 1 Large Onion, finely cut
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice 
  • 1 tsp dry-roasted cumin seeds, coarsely ground 
  • Salt for taste
  • Oil for shallow frying
Tools:
  • Wire Potato Masher
Procedure:
  • Add potatoes to a pot with cold water. and bring to a boil. Cook the potatoes until tender and drain.
  • Peel the potatoes once they are able to be handled with hands. 
  • Mash the potatoes roughly using a Wire Potato Masher. Don't make a smooth paste.
  • Fry the chopped onions in very little oil until they become translucent.
  • Mix all the ingredients except the last one(Oil for shallow frying) in a large bowl.
  • Divide the mixture into 35-40 lemon-sized balls.
  • Flatten the balls into patties using both hands.
  • Coat a non-stick wide-skillet with little olive oil and add the patties in batches.
  • Fry the patties for 2-3 minutes per side on a low-medium flame with little oil until they are lightly browned.
  • Serve them warm with Ketchup or tamarind based chutney.
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26 comments:

  1. wow this looks so tasty yum hubbys colleagues must have been thrilled

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  2. tempting recipe, adding raisins is new to me, thanks for sharing

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  3. those look really good...and the chutney u say was left...sure pass some over to me....I can never get enough of aloo tikkis...I can keep on at them...make it into chat and reminds to of those old by gone days!!!
    Good one CL!

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  4. I can see why these appetizers were gone within 5 minutes. I love the complexity of flavors in Indian food, and had your chutney made it to table, it would have been gone in 5 minutes too.

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  5. No words I simply love this..I can eat many too.. love the tikki as well as the chutney..simply drooling seeing the first and second picture.

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  6. It has been raining and I would have loved to grab a few. I am so glad that it was a big hit. I know all the stress involved when you have to send stuff for pot luck.

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  7. Délicieuses ces boulettes.
    Je note.
    A bientôt.

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  8. aloo tikki is an all timer....and i dont know anyone who can say no to tikki....looks perfect!!

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  9. They look so very tempting & sure persuasion to indulge in..... Perfectly prepared & can make any time SNACKY!!!!! :)

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  10. nice aaloo tikki..i was trying to search this recipe....thnk god i gt it from ur blog...such a good croquettes!!perfect click..

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  11. Those patties look absolutely delicious! I can see why they were a hit at your husband's office.

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  12. i love these too. your hubby's officemates missed the opportunity to enjoi these delectable bites with that tangy chutney! the platter looks real yummy.

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  13. Nice tikkis, turned out beautiful golden color ! :)

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  14. Feel like grabbing, beautiful looking tikkis..

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  15. am drooling here CL, reminds me of street food :)

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  16. Thats a perfect crunchy and yummy snack....

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