February 12, 2015

Tikki Chole Chaat | Spicy Chaat recipes

Chaat is welcome in any form at my place. I had a batch of cooked and frozen chickpeas, and when my elder girl asked me to make something chatpata (spicy) on a rather chilly Sunday afternoon, I suggested that I make this. She was more than eager to help me assemble the chaat, and thanks to inspiration from Vaishali who had posted a similar post that morning, we enjoyed making it and wolfing them down. Although slightly tedious, this is very similar to the Ragda patties or the Dry Tikki Chaat.  The base instead of dried peas gravy is similar to the Chole (chickpeas gravy) served with Puri or Bhature.  Topped with sev , chutneys and a dash of yoghurt, this makes for a lipsmacking and colourful chaat for any party or get together. 

Sending this to Day 3 of Kids Colourful dishes. Hope u enjoyed the series with Hung Curd Canapes, Badam Palak Shorba and today's post with Tikki Chole Chaat.  Linking it to Varada's Kids Delight - Colourful Dishes event, who's hosting it this month

Prep time: 45 mins | Cook time : 15 mins | Serves : 6
Type : Snack / Chaat, Indian, Spice level : Medium to high


(A) For the Tikki:
Potatoes - 3/4 kg - boiled , peeled and grated
Boiled Peas - 1/4 cup
Onions - 2 large, minced
Bread Crumbs - 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste
Green chillies - 2 or 3 - chopped fine
Cashews - 4 to5  - broken into bits
Oil - to shallow fry
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
red chilli powder, Garam Masala powder - each 1 TBSP
Coriander leaves

Chole :
Cooked Chickpeas - 2 cups
Oil - 4 tsp
Soda - 1/2 tsp
Tomato - 4 ripe - pureed
Onions - 2 large - minced
Salt - to taste
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 TBSP
Minced Green Chillies - 1/2 TBSP

Dry Masalas:
Garam Masala Powder - 1 TBSP
Chole Masala - 2 TBSP
Red Chilli powder - 1 TBSP
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 TBSP
Kitchen King Masala - 1/2 TBSP
Amchur / Dry Mango Powder - 1/2 TBSP
Dry Anardana Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder / Dhania powder - 2 TBSP
Clove powder - 1/4 tsp

For Topping:
Coriander leaves
Chat Masala 
Sev / Ompudi
Lemon juice
Minced Onions & tomatoes
Pomogranate pearls
Beaten yoghurt - 1/2 cup (optional)

Chole: Follow this method to make Chole. If you have cooked / canned chickpeas, drain and make the usual recipe with Chole. Let the gravy be little dry and not too runny.

To make the tikki, mix all the ingredients under Tikki list and make into tikkis. If not making immediately, refrigerate for upto 12 hours. Else blast freeze for 10 mins to make them firm. Shallow fry in oil and drain on paper tissues. 

To assemble the chaat: 
Take 2 tikkis per serving, mash them up slightly. Add a ladle full of prepared chole. Top with chopped onions, tomatoes, a dash of yoghurt and all the chutneys and toppings. Add sev and serve immediately. 


  1. Agreed your plate is so colourful!..very nicely done..

  2. that is such a colorful platter!!! lovely presentation..

  3. What a colorful chaat recipe! Love the presentation!

  4. That looks chatpata. :D Superb!

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  5. My fav chaat ,looks so delicious .Clicks are stunning Kalyani.

  6. What a colorful and drool worthy chaat!

  7. Very very tempting. This is welcome anytime.

  8. Omg, extremely alluring and irresistible chaat, mouthwatering here.

  9. What a tempting and colorful looking chaat. Looks sooo good.


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