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

  • 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
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 Foodie Comments:

Anu on December 27, 2011 said...

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

Kalpana Sareesh on December 27, 2011 said...

tikkis looks absolutely yummy..

Chandrani on December 27, 2011 said...

Tikki looks inviting and yummy...

Priya on December 27, 2011 said...

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

Hari Chandana on December 27, 2011 said...

Healthy and delicious tikki.. looks absolutely perfect.. thanks for sharing dear !!
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Aarthi on December 27, 2011 said...

yummy dish..Should try it sometime..


Suma Gandlur on December 28, 2011 said...

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

The Pumpkin Farm on December 28, 2011 said...

platter looks great

Sensible Vegetarian on December 29, 2011 said...

I love these tikkis and a lovely click and color.

Gayathri Kumar on December 29, 2011 said...

Looks so inviting..

Vardhini on December 29, 2011 said...

Tikkis look perfectly made Kalyani.

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Nalini's Kitchen on December 30, 2011 said...

Mouth watering recipe dear looks so perfect and colorful.

Cool Lassi(e) on December 30, 2011 said...

Lovely and perfect looking snack!

Pavani on January 01, 2012 said...

Peas tikkis look fabulous, crispy and delicious.

Archana on January 03, 2012 said...

Looks super delicious.

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