Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Chola Tikki / Chickpea Patties

Dear Friends, Hope you are all enjoying the summer well... We have a long week end due to memorial day in US and I am currently on a very short vacation. A visit to my sister's place in US. I am really nervous about this trip... After leaving my job and before coming to US with my hubby, this is the first trip I am making.. 5 months since I have been idle... waking up in my own time, cooking in my own time and then reading and making friends with neighbours... Leading a life which is completely different from what I led so far... 5 months have been wonderful... I never knew time flew so quickly without doing anything... At the same time, I have been sick since January struggling with various health issues which has become a serious deterrent to my otherwise jolly life... Now, all my schedule is going to be turned upside down with the trip... Fearing that my health issues may spoil an otherwise should be fun trip... Praying or hoping that it should not be the case... I am also eagerly waiting to return home so that I can meet my new neighbours :) Hoping to make new friends... All in all should be a happening week... 

Today I am posting the recipe of Chola Tikki/ Chickpea Patties as part of Jagruti's Potluck Party Cyber style . Potluck Party works this way.. Tenth of every month we post recipes of our own and then we are assigned a partner and we try out the recipe posted by our partner and post the recipe on our blog on 28th of the same month... So, on 10th of this month, I posted the recipe of Khubani Ka Meetha and was assigned Manjula Kanted of Desi Fiesta blog as my partner. She had posted the recipe of this yummy starter - Chola Tikki. I tried out the recipe and the tikkis tasted delicious... My only concern is the pics that I took... What do you think guys?  Do give me tips to improve my blog photos :)

Chola Tikki / Chickpea Patties

Prep Time: 15 min assuming you have boiled chickpeas with you.
Cook Time: 10 min
Total Time: 25 - 30 min


1 cup boiled chickpeas or Kabuli Chana
1 potato (Medium to large sized)
3 Tbsp finely chopped Onion
1 green chilly finely chopped
1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro/Coriander leaves
1/2 Tsp Chilly Powder
1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp Rice Flour 
Oil to Shallow Fry


Step 1: For boiling chickpeas

Soak chickpeas overnight or for 8hrs. Then pressure cook adding sufficient water and salt for 4 -5 whistles. 

Step 2: Boil Potato in a pan adding sufficient water and once its nicely boiled, peel the potato and mash well.
Step 3: Chop onion, green chilly, cilantro. 

Method of Preparing:

Step 1: 

Dry the boiled chickpeas well and then mash them. 

Step 2:

Then add mashed potatoes, onion, green chilly, ginger garlic paste, cilantro leaves, cumin powder, chilly powder, turmeric, lemon juice and salt to the boiled and mashed chickpeas and Mix well

Step 3:

Add Rice flour to help with binding.

Step 4:

Oil your hands and then make small flattened balls out of the mixture. Keep them about a half inch thick.

Step 5:

Grease a Tawa well and let it become hot. Place the Tikkis in the Tawa and shallow fry the tikkis till they are golden brown on both sides. 

Serve the Tikki hot with Tomato sauce / Ketchup or any chutney of your choice and a hot cup of Masala Tea or  Coffee or Chocolate. Also Check out my recipe of Chickpea cutlets made with Bread and Chickpeas using no potatoes here

An attempt to make heart shaped tikkis :)


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