Friday, July 22, 2011

Couch Surfer's Aloo Tikki or Bachelor's Burger Patty...

Mom always hated me when I was in college as I used to just lie on my couch or the dewan next to the idiot box and keep watching Star Movies and HBO back to back. But obviously as all moms are sweet and pamper their kids a lot, used to make different kinds of munches and straight from the kitchen in a plate to where ever I am lying around and lazing around it used to come. Love you mom...

Okay, coming back I thought will share one of my mom's recipe of munches what she used to make for me but with a twist and my style... LOL... :)

Aloo Tikki / Potato Burger Patties

Ingredients - (For four people)

Potatoes/Aloos - 5-6 medium sized nos
Salt - 1 tea spoon
Chilli Powder - 2 tea spoons
Garam Masala Powder / Chicken Masala Powder - 3 tea spoons
Turmeric Powder - A pinch
(Be very careful with turmeric powder as any more than instructed would lead to disaster)
Bread Crumbs - 300 gms
(If you can't make your own bread crumbs then substitute by taking about 10 rusks and crushing them to fine powder, but you would need to increase the spice as rusk is generally sweet)
Oil - 4 tables spoons (If Shallow frying and if deep frying then your wish...)

Method to prepare -

It's very simple to prepare and incase if you are scared of even making the most simple thing then call your nearest restaurant and ask them to deliver Aloo Tikki for you... LOL.. :)
  • First of all put all the potatoes to boil with the skin on in a big bowl with water level higher then the potatoes
  • Once the potatoes are completed boiled to the extent that they have turned soft and you can check that by poking a knife through the boiling potatoes, if you feel the potato is sliding off the knife when you try picking it up then they are done
  • Put them aside to cool and once they are cooled down, removed the skin and cut them into small pieces into a mixing bowl
  • Add salt, garam masala/chicken masala, turmeric powder and chilli powder along with cut potatoes
  • Now you have two ways of mashing them into a fine paste consistency either you could use a fork or you could use the dal/vegetable masher otherwise my personal favorite using a small bowl with a big base and firm grip
  • Take out all the frustration and anger that you might have on your boss, work place or even spouses/partners on to those ingredients and there you have properly mashed mixture ready
  • Now spread out the bread crumbs or rusk powder on a piece of news paper (Why news paper, who is going to wash so many vessels if you keep using different vessels for every step of recipe method...?!)
  • Now make equal portions of the entire mixture and shape them out to look like small miniature cakes, post that coat them with bread crumbs or the rusk powder before setting aside on a plate
  • You could go ahead and fry them on a pan with little bit of oil or you could go ahead and deep fry them as your wish
  • And incase if you planning to deep fry then first you need to keep it in the fridge for at least 3 hours before you fry them, otherwise there are chances of them breaking down while frying in hot oil
  • Now talking about the bachelor's burger, all you need to do is buy the bun from any local bakery and put the tikki along with raw vegetables of your choice or my favorite red chilli pickle before hogging it to glory sipping on some ice cold coke
Finally, after a little bit of hard work you would always enjoy the benefit of the outcome. So, go ahead and try it out and let me know what you think....

- Thotaji Baawarchi :)

1 comment:

  1. hey one tip.. sometimes mashing potatoes make still have lumps which u dont like while u can also grate the potatoes so that the mixture will be more softer.. :)