Falahari Tikki Chaat

As Navratri is in progress and I am on a fast, where I have selected items to choose from to cook and entice my tastes buds. But being foodie, it is very difficult to resist your appetite for some mouth watering tikki chaat. So, here is a recipe which will meet all your cravings this Navratri.

Cooking TimePrepration TimeTotal Time
20 minutes20 minutes 40 minutes

Ingredients (12 tikki)

  1. Kuttu Aata (Buckwheat Flour) – 3/4 Cup
  2. Large Potato – 4 nos (boiled & mashed)
  3. Roasted Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  4. Ginger & Chilli Paste – 2 tbsp
  5. Corriander – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  6. Rock Salt (Sendha Namak) – As per taste
  7. Plain Yogurt/Curd – 1 cup
  8. Castor Sugar – 1/2 cup
  9. Ghee – 2 tbsp (for brushing while cooking)
  10. Cooking oil – 2 tbsp (use while shaping the dough)
  11. Falahari chutney – 3 tbsp (garnishing)
  12. Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp (garnishing)
  13. Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 tsp (garnishing)
  14. Pomegranate Seeds – 2 tbsp (garnishing)

Preparation

  1. In a mixing bowl, pour the plain yogurt and castor sugar whisk them together until the sugar is dissolved and mixed in the yogurt. Place the mixuture in the refrigerator.
  2. Take another mixing bowl, add mashed potatoes, kuttu aata, ginger paste, green chilli paste, chopped coriander, cumin powder & rock salt. Mix all the ingredients together forming a dough. 
  3. Rub some cooking oil in your palms and take a dough sized not more than a lime in your hands and flatten them up in desired shape (preferably round). Place them on a dry plate, continue making the tikki’s with the rest of the dough.
  4. Place a pan/tawa on medium heat, once hot brush the pan with some ghee and place the tikki’s one by one gently leaving some gap in between. 
  5. Reduce the heat to low, do not touch the tikki’s for good 5 minutes or until the tikki has a crisp brown layer on it. Apply some ghee on the uncooked side before flipping it over, continue cooking for another five minutes or until it is in crisp brown in colour. 
  6. Once all the tikki’s are ready, place tikki’s (preferred portion) on the serving plate, pour 2 tbsp of sweetened yogurt, garnish with 1/2 tbsp of falahari chutney, sprinkle pinch of roasted cumin powder and chilli powder.
  7. Finally garnish it with some pomegranate seeds. 

Every person has a special fondness towards a dish, cuisine or meal. Chaat in any form is mine, I can’t resist to it, even when I am on a strict diet or fasting. So, do give this recipe try and also share your favourite cuisine or falahari recipe with us in the comment section below.

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