This is again one of my easy recipes which are delicious. We all know how to make aloo tikki but this one is a bit different , but if you do have your regular way of making it you can do so. You can stuff them with anything right from lentils, to minced meat to fresh cheese(paneer) or even nuts. I wanted to do something really different and did not know if it would turn out or not but it did!! I stuffed these with a green chutney and dessicated coconut mixture. For the green chutney recipe please go here.
2 cups of boiled and mashed potatoes
a little finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon of Nitu Didi cumin seeds
a pinch of ground black pepper
a little finely chopped fresh coriander
1/4 cup of breadcrumbs or more if needed
salt to taste
oil for deep frying
FOR THE FILLING
a few teaspoons of green chutney
a little dessicated coconut
mix the boiled potatoes with all the ingredients. The secret to a good tikki is in the combination of the potatoes with the breadcrumbs (that depends on the quality of the potatoes used) if your mixture is too soggy just add some more breadcrumbs.
Mix together the dessicated coconut with the green chutney and keep it for a while so that the coconut absorbs the moisture in the chutney. The mixture should be dry and not watery else you can not fill your tikkis with this.
Take a small portion of potato mixture in your hand and flatten it. Add a small teaspoonful of the coconut filling and shape into a ball sealing the filling in. Flatten carefully with your palm and deep fry in hot oil till crispy.
NITU DIDI TIP: i would suggest you first try frying a small ball of potato mixture to see that its perfect and does not break up while frying. If it does break up while frying add some more breadcrumbs.
For those who dont mind egg can also dip this in beaten egg and roll in breadcrumbs and then deep fry it.