Friday, 12 July 2013

Chana Tikki with Aloo Tamatar Curry

Delicious hot chana tikki dipped in spicy Aloo tamatar curry… Perfect recipe to celebrate


1 cup kale chana (black chickpeas)
1 onion, finely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chaat masala
2-3 slices brown bread
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying

For Aloo-tamatar Curry:

3 medium potatoes, chopped in chunks
1 onion, chopped, finely chopped
2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1 tsp red chilli powder
11/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1 ½ tbsp oil
Chopped coriander leaves for garnish


  • Wash & soak chana overnight. Drain and grind them (use 1-2 tbsp water, if required)
  • Add salt, garlic-ginger paste, green chili, coriander & chopped onion.
  • Add bread slices one by one and mix well it will absorb excess moisture.
  • Now add the garam masala and chaat masala, mixing thoroughly.
  • Take small quantity of mixture on your palm, shape it round & fry till golden brown on both sides.

 For Aloo-tamatar Curry:

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the mustard seeds and let them crackle.
  • Now add onions and garlic and saute till the onions turn light brown. Add the green chillis and all the spices. Mix well.
  • Add the tomatoes and stir-fry till the oil separates and it gets mushy.
  • Add the potatoes and combine and keep covered with a lid on low heat for 1-2 min.
  • Add salt and 1 ½  cups water and cook for 1-2 whistle to get the desired curry consistency.
  • While serving, place tikki in a bowl, pour curry and topped with 1 tbsp curd and chopped onions.


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  2. I adore the plating style. It's a modern classy look for an Indian dish. I see how the fragrance of coriander leaves has merged so good with the rest of the ingredients.

  3. one healthy and yummy tikki, I love your presentation very beautiful...

  4. wow the tikki dunked in the tamatar curry looks mouthwatering and loved the presentation very much

  5. Delicious tikki.. I really love your platting..

  6. Love the way you have presented it.Took me a minute to realize it was actual tikki inside the glass :)

  7. Lovely dishes presented in an international style.. Was wondering for a second if it was some sauce that was in the glass.. Love ur imagination gal :) Love to gawk at ur pics :)

  8. tikki with tomato curry and presented so unique....ah i am felling in love with this

  9. So good Tikki and lip smacking chutney!
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  10. Hi first time here and I must congratulate you on having such innovative recipes. love this tikki with alu-tamatar combo. very new and a definite party pleaser.

  11. This looks Superb ! love the clicks and the presentation dear !

  12. Ah! totally loved it. Mouth watering indeed :)

  13. Tempting ....nice presentation preeti...

  14. that was a lovely presentation...totally loved it...

  15. Preeti, I love the way you served it. So creative!