Potatoes – 3 medium or 1 ½ cups boiled, peeled and mashed
Green peas – ¾ cup, boiled
Green chilies – 2, finely chopped
Cilantro or coriander leaves – 3 tablespoons, finely chopped
Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon
Chaat masala – 1 ½ teaspoon
Salt – to taste
Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
Oil – 2 tablespoons, for shallow frying the tikkis
. Boil the 3 medium potatoes in pressure cooker.
. For that take washed potatoes in a pressure cooker, add enough water so potatoes are submerged in the water.
. Cover with the lid, put the weight on. Turn the heat on medium and let it cook for 2-3 whistles.
. The number of whistles may vary depending on the size and type of the potatoes. Also boil the ¾ cup green peas. If you are using fresh peas then cooking time will be more.
. Mash the boiled potatoes, it will be 1 ½ cups. add peas in a bowl.
. Mash both together using potato masher, so everything gets well blended.
. Add finely chopped green chilies, cilantro, red chili powder, chaat masala, and salt.
. Squeeze fresh lemon juice.
. Mix everything together.
. Divide the mixture into 15 equal portions and make ball out of it. Take one ball a time, press lightly, seal the edges if it breaks.
. Make all the patty same way. I got ½ inch thick and 1 ½ inch diameter sized 15 tikkis. You can make as per your desire size.
. Heat the skillet in on medium heat for shallow frying.
. Add few teaspoons of oil. Once oil is medium hot, put the tikkis gently and carefully on the pan.
. Drizzle some oil on tikki as well. Cook till bottom side is brown and crispy.
. Once cooked then flip the tikkis using spatula and let it brown other side as well.
. Serve as a snack or starter.