Aloo tikki (potato patties)

• 4 medium potatoes
• ¾ C bread crumbs
• 2 Tbsp cornstarch/cornflour
• ¾ Tsp cumin powder
• ½ Tsp turmeric powder
• ½ Tsp paprika
• ¼ Tsp red chili powder
• ½ Tsp garam masala
• 1 Tbsp finely grated ginger
• 2 hot green chilies, chopped
• 1¼ Tsp salt
• 2 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander
• Ghee/oil for pan frying
To serve:
• 1 recipe ChickPea Curry (chana masala)
{look under grain dishes}
• 1 recipe coriander and mint chutney {look
under chutneys}
• 1 recipe tamarind chutney {look under
• 3 Tbsp fresh coriander leaves
• Sev {Chickpea
1. Boil the potatoes until tender. Peel the skin and mash the potatoes.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except the ghee/oil. Knead until well blended and divide into 12 parts. Roll each part into a ball, and then flatten into a smooth round patty about ½-inch thick.
3. Heat a film of ghee/oil in an iron griddle or nonstick pan over moderate heat. place 3-5 patties arranged in a single layer. Pan fry the patties on each side slowly over medium-low heat until crisp and brownish.
4. To serve: Place patties on a serving platter. Pour some chana masala over the patties. Add some coriander mint chutney and tamarind chutney. Sprinkle some coriander and sev on top. Serve hot.
** Alternatively you may serve these potato patties with just the coriander & mint chutney/tamarind chutney/any sauce.
12 Patties
By Anand Lila Devi Dasi