Chana Dal Stuffed Crispy Aloo Tikki | Aloo Tikki Recipe | How to Make Aloo Tikki (2024)

Chana Dal Stuffed Crispy Aloo Tikki | Aloo Tikki Recipe | How to Make Aloo Tikki

ByAnshu-July 08, 2019


Our summer vacations in childhood days ought to be spent at our Nana Ji's (maternal grandfather) place in Delhi. And often the vacations coincided with the arrival of monsoons, which necessarily meant a trip to the famous Roshan Di Hatti in Karol Bagh to relish the shop's crisp tikkis and gorge on their ever popular and melt-in-mouth kulfis. I still remember how we all cousins would barge into the shop and fill the place with our non-stop chit chats and endless fun & masti while hogging onto their chatpata stuff. Oh, what fun days were those!! ironically, things have changed these days with everyone getting so busy in their jobs and family lives; and those fun gatherings being taken over by just whatsapp group messages and forwards.

Coming back to the Aloo Tikki, well, you all must be thinking what made the ones served by Roshan Di Hatti so special? Number one: a super crisp crust with a subtle seasoning and number two: a super spicy and tongue tickling chana dal filling contrasting amazingly well with the plain outer covering of the potatoes. Frankly speaking, I have not had those tikkis for ages now, but, craved for the same today when we were blessed with the first monsoon showers of the season. Quickly boiled some potatoes and chana dal, recreated those tikkis and cherished my childhood memories with some kadak adrak wali chai. Heaven!!!

Want to make some for your family? Scroll down for the recipe...


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Ingredients

  • Boiled and grated potatoes (medium size) - 4
  • Thin poha - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Chana Dal - 1/4 cup
  • Finely chopped green chilies - 2 to 3
  • Finely chopped ginger - 2 tsp
  • Chopped coriander - a handful
  • Jeera/cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Saunf/fennel seeds - 2 tsp
  • Dhaniya/coriander seeds - 1 tsp
  • Amchoor - 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1/2 tbsp + for deep frying
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Method

  1. Wash and soak the chana dal for an hour.
  2. Pressure cook the dal in 1/2 cup of water on medium heat for 2 whistles. Make sure the chana dal doesn't get mushy, it has to have some bite in it.
  3. Grind cumin, fennel and coriander seeds to a coarse powder. Keep aside.
  4. In a pan, heat some oil. Add in chopped ginger and green chilies. Fry for a minute, then add the red chili powder, turmeric powder, amchoor, garam masala and the ground spice powder. Give a nice mix.
  5. Next, add the boiled chana dal (without water). Season with some salt and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Transfer on a plate and keep aside to cool. Mix in some chopped coriander.
  7. In a bowl, add the mashed potatoes along with poha. Add some salt and mix nicely until the poha has absorbed all the moisture and forms a cohesive dough with potatoes.
  8. Divide the potato mixture in equal lemon sized balls. Make a small indent in the balls and fill about a tbsp of chana dal mixture in each of them. Seal again. Flatten between your palms to give a tikki/cutlet shape.
  9. Keep them in fridge for about 10-15 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, heat oil in a kadhai for deep frying.
  11. Slide in the tikkis and fry on medium flame until they are crisp and golden from both sides.
  12. Serve hot with your favorite chutney and tea on the side.
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Few Tips for a Super Crisp Texture

  • Poha not only helps in binding but, also provides a great crispy crust to the tikki. So, do use poha in the potato mixture. Please feel free to replace it with some rice flour or corn flour in case you can't lay your hands on poha.
  • Always fry the tikki on medium-high flame. Frying on low flame would make them absorb a lot of oil, thus making them soggy.
  • Make sure the filling is completely dry.
  • For a super super crisp texture, fry these tikkis twice. To do that, once they fried, flatten them a little and fry them on high heat again. This will ensure you getting a crisp outer layer of the potatoes.

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  1. Chana Dal Stuffed Crispy Aloo Tikki | Aloo Tikki Recipe | How to Make Aloo Tikki (6)

    PavaniJanuary 30, 2020 at 4:09 PM

    What a delicious aloo tikki that is. Love the chana dal stuffing. Tikki look so crispy on the outside and yummy inside. Lovely clicks.

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    1. Chana Dal Stuffed Crispy Aloo Tikki | Aloo Tikki Recipe | How to Make Aloo Tikki (7)

      AnshuJanuary 30, 2020 at 9:13 PM

      Thanks, Pavani!

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    My Culinary JourneyFebruary 3, 2020 at 8:11 AM

    This chana dal tikki is so similar to our Sindhi style tikki. We love this and I keep making this often. Your tikkis have come out perfectly crispy with beautiful golden colour on top.
    Lata

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    Bless My Food by PAYALFebruary 3, 2020 at 7:17 PM

    Such a great way to enter chana dal in aloo tikki. In addition to bringing nutrition, it's a great way to bring crunch in regular aloo tikki.

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    Sandhya RamakrishnanFebruary 4, 2020 at 10:10 AM

    This is an amazing tikki recipe and stuffed with channa dal makes it so flavorful and nutritious too! This will be such a great appetizer or evening snack.

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    IndfusedFebruary 4, 2020 at 3:48 PM

    I am drooling at these crispy on the outside and yummy on the inside tikkis! The combination of spices in the filling is my favorite.

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    Mayuri PatelFebruary 5, 2020 at 2:31 AM

    I totally agree with you Anshu, those days are gone when we spent holidays with cousins and had memorable times. Nowadays its holidays to different places and family interaction has become less. Coming to the tikkis, they definitely look so delicious. I've not had ones filled with chana dal. I may not be able to create the flavors of Roshan Di Hatti, but will try out this recipe.

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    SwatiFebruary 5, 2020 at 5:24 PM

    Your post made me nostalgic. Roshan di Hatti ki tikkis were a must whenever we visited Karol Bagh Delhi for shopping.. and you have created these absolutely just the way these are made there.. Wonderful share and gorgeous clicks!!

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    Motions and EmotionsFebruary 6, 2020 at 9:20 PM

    I can call it aloo tikki with a twist..this could be a very good vegetarian party starter... lovely clicks

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    NarmadhaFebruary 9, 2020 at 5:23 AM

    Stuffed aloo tikki looks so delicious and absolute treat to everyone. Feel like grabbing from screen

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    LathiyaFebruary 10, 2020 at 12:30 PM

    This tikki looks so good. Stuffed with chana dal is a great idea.Fantabulous.

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    jayashreeFebruary 11, 2020 at 11:15 PM

    Wonderful filling for the aloo tikki. The crunchy texture gives a nice taste to it.

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    GeethaFebruary 13, 2020 at 5:11 AM

    Stuffed aloo tikki looks absolutely delicious and irresistible. This surely is a great crowd pleaser appetizer. Stuffed chana dal makes it so nutritious and tasty. Images are gorgeous!

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