Aloo Tikki Chaat is one of the fav chaat dishes. It is a popular street food of India and is loved by many. Here is how to make Aloo Tikki Chaat Recipe at home.
For Indians, shopping and chaat are highly correlated with each other. Having a plate of chaat whenever you go out on a shopping spree is just like performing a traditional Indian ritual. (Just Kidding)
That’s why one can easily find stalls serving a variety of chaat on every corner of the street in famous Indian markets. Their menu generally includes aloo tikki chaat, aloo chaat, pani puri, bhelpuri, papdi chaat, dahi bhalla and various other things. Amongst all of them the chaat which is absolutely loved by everyone is the aloo tikki chaat.
Hot and crispy aloo tikki when served with some of the most delicious toppings such as tamarind chutney, green chutney, sev, ragada, curd, finely chopped onions, pomegranate seeds and various other aromatic spices is the most flavourful dish you can ever have.
It is basically a North Indian speciality but has now become quite popular across the country. Everyone has their own version of making this scrumptious chaat. Some people like to add curd, while some don’t.
Some like to serve it with sev or beetroot juliennes or ginger juiennes or paneer cubes or anything else on top of the chaat. Hence, there is no definite way of making this delicious chaat.
You can modify its topping as per your taste and preferences. One thing that stays constant everywhere is the basic aloo tikki and the tamarind and green chutney which are the heart and soul of this palatable dish.
My recipe to make this Aloo Tikki Chaat is just like the ones they serve at the stall in UP or Delhi. No tomatoes, onion, sev etc. Just some chutneys, matar, curd and spices. The flavours of crisp hot aloo tikki still shines through.
Now let’s get started and know all about the heart of street food of India and see how we can make it at the comfort of our home.
What is Aloo Tikki Chaat?
Aloo tikki chaat is a lip-smacking spicy and tangy dish which is perfect for your snack time. This delectable chaat has hot and crispy aloo tikki which is coated in some nice yoghurt, chutneys and a bunch of other flavours, which when enjoyed with the chit-chat of our friends and family just tastes amazingly delicious.
Aloo Tikki Chaat ingredients
How to make chutneys for Aloo Tikki Chaat?
There are two types of chutneys that goes in making this delicious aloo tikki chaat. These are spicy green chutney and tangy tamarind chutney.
Green Chutney – To make spicy green chutney just add a bunch of coriander and mint leaves along with 2 green chillies and an inch of ginger in a mixer jar. Flavor them with half teaspoon each of cumin seeds, chaat masala and salt.
Add juice of half a lemon and 2 teaspoons of water and grind everything into a smooth paste. Now transfer it in a bowl and your spicy green chutney is all done and ready. I have a detailed recipe here so do check it out.
Tamarind Chutney – To prepare tamarind chutney soak half cup of seedless tamarind in water for 4 to 5 hours. Squeeze all the pulp from the tamarind in the same bowl and strain the mixture. Now heat oil in a pan and add half teaspoon each of cumin seeds ginger powder, red chilli powder, asafoetida and saute them well.
Add tamarind paste and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add 8 tablespoons of jaggery powder and salt to taste and cook for 4 to 5 minutes more. When the mixture thickens, turn off the flame and let it cool down completely. Tamarind chutney is ready. Now if you wish you can also add soaked raisins and roasted lemon seeds as well in the chutney. Check out my detailed recipe here.
How to make Aloo Tikki?
The main ingredient of Aloo Tikki Chaat is Aloo ki Tikki or Potato Patty. It has to be perfectly crisp from out side and super flavourful to make the best aloo tikki chaat.
To make Aloo Tikki, boiled potatoes are mashed and mixed up with various spices. The dough is then shaped into small patties and deep fried or shallow fried until crispy. Do check out my detailed Aloo Tikki Recipe here. I have used a secret ingredient which makes super crispy tikki.
Can you freeze Aloo Tikki?
Yes, you can definitely freeze them. Just form the aloo tikki from the mixture and instead of frying, pack them all in a freezer safe container and store them in the freezer. These tikkis will be ready to use for about 5-6 months.
How to make Ragda for Aloo Tikki Chaat?
To make ragada or matra for the chaat, soak a cup of white peas overnight. Drain the water and add the peas in a pressure cooker with 2 cups of water. Add salt to taste and pressure cook for 2-3 whistle on high heat. Remove the pressure cooker from heat and let the pressure release. Open the lid and check if the peas are done. If not, cook for another 5 minutes.
If the water is excess, drain it.
The peas should not be too dry neither too wet. Add sweet tamarind chutney, green chutney, black salt, roasted cumin powder, red chilli powder and mix well.
Use this Ragda while serving any kind of chaat of your choice. Check out my detailed Ragda Recipe here.
How to make Aloo Tikki Chaat Step by Step
Break the aloo tikki on the serving plate using your fingers.
Top with some Ragda.
Drizzle whisked curd on top.
Top with sweet tamarind chutney and green chutney.
Sprinkle roasted cumin powder, black salt, red chilli powder and chaat masala. Serve immediately.
Aloo Tikki Chaat Recipe
Aloo Tikki Chaat
Aloo Tikki Chaat is one of the fav chaat dishes. It is a popular street food of India and is loved by many. Here is how to make Aloo Tikki Chaat Recipe at home.Aloo Tikki Chaat is one of the fav chaat dishes. It is a popular street food of India and is loved by many.
- 6-8 Aloo Tikki
- 1 and 1/2 cups Ragda
- 1 and 1/2 cups Yogurt Whisked with 1 tsp sugar
- 1 cup Sweet Tamarind Chutney
- 1/2 cup Green Chutney
- 1 tsp Cumin Powder
- 1 tsp Black salt
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1 tsp Chaat Masala Powder
Break the aloo tikki on the serving plate using your fingers.
Top with the remaining ingredients.
Adjust the topping ingredients according to your taste.
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