December 27, 2011

Peas Tikkis | Matar ki Tikki

Street Food and me go together. Although my consumption has come down drastically after marriage, thanks to an over paranoid husband, I do indulge in street food delights - at home ! Which is very healthy, and pocket friendly. And come holidays or long vacations for kiddo, I usually go overboard in recreating that street magic right inside my own kitchen. And today's post - Peas Tikki or Matar ki Tikki - is something I have been longinggggg to make ! Somehow I usually end up making Beetroot Cutlet or Makai Tikki, but now being December, peas are available in abundance. And fresh peas works best for this recipe. I have already confessed my love for Peas in my post on Peas Pulav, so decided to make the most of this season through this yummy recipe. This goes well with homemade Green chutney and / or ketchup too ! And makes for an excellent appetiser at any party or a quick snack for kids too.

Sending this to: BM week 2 under "Colourful Palette for Kids" theme, My event HLI Peas, hosted by Veena,  Radhika's Winter Carnival , CWS Peas – event by Priya and also to Valli’s Snacks Mela along with Kid's Colourful Palette - hosted by Veena.  Check my fellow Marathoners here
Check other Chaats / Street food delights here 
Prep time : 20 mins
Cook time : 20 mins
Makes : 8 - 10 Tikkis

Ingredients:
  • Fresh Shelled Peas - 1 cup
  • Potato boiled - 1 
  • Onions - 1/2 minced fine
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 TBSP
  • Garam Masala - 1 TBSP
  • Salt - to taste
  • Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • White Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Anaradana Powder - 1/2 tsp (dry pomogranate seeds - powdered)
  • Amchur / Dry mango powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chaat Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Kasuri Methi - 1 TBSP - crushed slightly
  • Green chillies - minced - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander and mint leaves - a handful
  • Oil - to shallow fry
  • Topping: Roasted gram powder /Yellow fine cornmeal - 5 TBSP
Method:
1) Boil and slightly mash the green peas. Grate the boiled potato to the mashed peas. Add all the ingredients except the oil and topping and mix well. Make into equal portions and refrigerate for 1/2 an hour in a cling wrapped plate
2) Take one portion of the tikki, flatten it a bit and roll it in the topping mixture to cover all sides
3) In a fry pan, add 2 TBSP of oil and shallow fry for 6 - 8 mins (flipping at intervals) to ensure uniform browning and crispy texture on the outside
4) Repeat for all the peas-potato mixture. Drain on absorbent paper
5) Serve hot with Green chutney and/or Tomato Ketchup ! The holiday is made :-)


15 comments:

  1. Tikki looks so delicous..and easy to prepare..loved it!!!!

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  2. tikkis looks absolutely yummy..

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  3. Tikki looks inviting and yummy...

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  4. Yum, matar tikki looks super crispy and amazing,delicious snacks,thanks for sending to CWS.

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  5. Healthy and delicious tikki.. looks absolutely perfect.. thanks for sharing dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  6. yummy dish..Should try it sometime..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  7. Droolworthy tikkis. I too am planning to make some this week.:)

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  8. I love these tikkis and a lovely click and color.

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  9. Mouth watering recipe dear looks so perfect and colorful.

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  10. Lovely and perfect looking snack!

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  11. Peas tikkis look fabulous, crispy and delicious.

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