Rains..rains and more rains.. when the weather is such what can you crave for – yummy STREET FOOD and that too homemade. So I am headed to my kitchen to prepare one the most popular street food of India- Stuffed Aloo tikki ♥. Aloo tikkis are cute little potato patties that are stuffed with spicy dal mixture and pan fried till crispy and brown. These aloo tikkis are easy to prepare and uses very few ingredients and are bursting with flavor.
Most of the time goes in the prep work – boiling, peeling, mashing, kneading the potato dough, boiling dal, and finally stuffing the tikkis, but believe me it’s worth the effort. Knead boiled potatoes and soaked poha (flattened rice) along with spices to form a non-sticky dough. Poha is used as a binding agent but you can substitute poha with breadcrumbs or even cornflour. Make sure the potato dough is lump free and smooth in texture but if it still feels sticky than it needs more binding. Just add more mashed poha (breadcrumbs or cornflour) and adjust the seasonings.
Chana dal is boiled, drained and sauteed with aromatic spices to create a flavorful filling. After stuffing, you can either fry these tikkis/patties or pan toast them until crispy. Either way they will turn out crispy and tasty. Combination of all these flavors is what make these tikkis flavorful and mind blowing ♥.