Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Matar Tikki Chaat Recipe

Matar tikki Chaat

recipe of making chaat with dried peas and potatoes

27 Nov 2013
Matar tikki chaat or matar aloo tikki(patties) chat is very popular north Indian chaat recipe filled with sweet, sour and tangy flavors. Actually it is a street food but when cooked at home with fresh ingredients of our choice, then turns to a healthy food.
Matar(dried peas) tikki chaat is prepared all over north Indian with slight variations, aloo tikki served with curd and sweet tamarind chutney itself is a complete recipe. Now a days it is served with roasted dried peas(known as matar ki chaat). This combo is served as a starter or appetizer in parties.
Today I am showing you my version of matar tikki chaat in which potato patties( aloo tikki) roasted peas are served with dates and tamarind chutney and green coriander chutney and other spices.
Ingredients required and step by step instructions for the recipe are as follows.

Preparation Time : 8 hours | Cooking Time : 45 mins | Serves :8
Recipe Category: Chaat Recipes | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian


Potatoes: 8-10
Dried peas-1 cup
Corn flour-2 tablespoon
Green chillies-6
Coriander leaves-2 tablespoons chopped
Ginger=2” piece grated
Red chilli powder-1/2 teaspoon
Roasted cumin powder-1 tablespoon
Chaat masala-1 teaspoon
Papdi -4 (crushed)
Dates and tamarind chutney-4 tablespoon
raw mango chutney (green chutney)-2 tablespoon
Desi ghee-3-4 tablespoons
salt –to taste


  • Soak dried peas overnight.
  • Pressure cook them for 5-6 whistles on high flame and further 12-15 minutes on low flame, peas should be dry and soft, if there is water content in it, dry up on high flame with lid uncovered.
  • Boil, peel and mash potatoes, add salt and corn flour to it, mix well and shape tikkis or patties.
  • Heat ghee on griddle arrange aloo tikkis on it 4-5 at a time, shallow fry them on medium heat till golden brown in color from both sides. As they are half cooked shift them on the sides of griddle and make place on the middle of tawa for roasting matar or dried peas.

step 1 of making matar tikki chaat recipe

  • Add half of grated ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves and 2 crushed papdi to boiled peas. Roast peas on medium heat by stirring continuously and pouring some ghee in between. Proper roasting is necessary for perfect taste, this will take approx 12-15 minutes, in between aloo tikkis which you have shifted on side have to turn once or twice, their outer crust will become crisp.

step 2 of matar tikki chaat

  • In the same manner prepare tikkis and roasted peas from the remaining ingredients.
  • For serving place one or two tikkis or patties in a plate, top it with one table spoon roasted dried peas, pour dates and tamarind chutney , green chutney and crushed papdis, sprinkle some salt, red chillipowder, roasted cumin powder chaat masala, coriander leaves, ginger and green chillies over it, squeeze few drops of lemon juice.Serve it at once.

Notes: For shallow frying use wide pan so that you can roast tikkis and matar together, else just shallow fry tikkis and then roast matar.
While serving you can add whisked curd too.
You can adjust spices according to your taste.
Corn flour can be substituted with 2 bread slices.
Papdis are small deep fried salted crackers made from all purpose flour.
If looking for other tikki or chaat recipes that require less preparations and time you can check beetroot tikki or paneer potato tikk with sweet tangy sauce.

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