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May 3, 2009

Chhole Tikki


Instead of a big lunch or dinner, our meals are small and spread out during the entire day. Very often, I run out of ideas for snacks. A fruit box, sundal, or a salad sometimes doesn't make the cut. And I have very little time to actually cook something for our snack box. I had some leftover chhole in the fridge. I decided to use it to make these tikkis. Incidentally, I also found a couple of cooked potatoes in the fridge. I put everything together and then allowed these patties to cook on a skillet while I got the rest of our lunch going. If you don't have chhole, I'm sure cooked chickpeas will work just as well, with a teaspoon of chhole masala.


1 cup Chhole

2 Potatoes, cooked and peeled

1 slice Bread

1 tsp Chilli Powder

1/2 tsp Coriander Powder

Salt to taste

Oil for frying


Blend the chhole in a mixer. Transfer the mixture to a vessel. Add the potatoes and the slice of bread. Add the chilli powder, coriander powder and the salt. Mash everything together and form 5-6 balls. Flatten each ball.


Heat a skillet and spread a little oil over it. Place the flattened balls on the skillet and cook them on both sides. Serve with ketchup or chutney. This is a perfect afternoon snack and helps keep hunger pangs away for a long time.

15 comments:

Parita said...

Hmm Yummy chole tikkis...perfect for sunday afternoon snacks :)

Divya Kudua said...

Wow..that definitely sounds like a yum dish..I love the way you say..some of this and some of that and end up presenting us with a superb dish!!

Prathibha said...

lovely tikki gal.perfect for weekend snacks..:)

Aaarti said...

Looks yummmy!!! :)

Happy cook said...

Wish i had htem for snacks.
Looks so yumm and i feel jomesick seeing them.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Nice crispy tikkis and great snack for this cool spring...

luckysanjana said...

Raaga you are my girl seriously,,,,,,,, you trying to snatch my self proclaimed tag of "Leftover Queen"...........haha nice idea, i always end up with extra chole..................and husband not to crazy of eating it a second time , but any kind of deep friend savory and he is game..........so you can bet ill be trying this out.

DEESHA said...

Do you actually pack a Snack Box too everyday?? Cool, I get soo bored packing breakfast & lunch 5 days a week, & I totally run out of ideas .. Loved the chole tikki

Iggy said...

Hi Raaga!

Silent observer here, but had to comment on this one!

Looks simply delicious, and quite easy to make!

Can't wait to try it out :)

Cynthia said...

Is chhole a type of legume?

Swapna said...

YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED

Rajesh &Shankari said...

Awesome! Love this with a dash of tamarind chutney on the side :)

Raaga said...

Thanks everyone. We really love this and I always stash away extra chhole to make these.

Cynthia: Chhole is a dish made with white chickpeas.http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2008/02/lasuni-chhole.html

Anonymous said...

What's better than Falafel and Potato Tikki? One that's both! Good one Raaga.

Mamatha

Swapna dinesh said...

good combo..chhole and potatoes..