Tikki Chole/Aloo Tikki Chole

Coming to second day of Blogging Marathon under combo theme I made Tikki Chole a popular street food/chaat.Though the process is bit lengthy its worth it for the delicious taste,lets move on to the recipe....................

Basic Information

Preparation time ~ 30 minutes
Cooking Time ~1 hour
Serves ~4


For the Chole

Chickpeas/vella kondakadalai/channa11/4 cups(soaked)
Onion(finely chopped)1(medium size)
Tomato2 (large size)
Green chilly/pachamilagai2(finely chopped)
Ginger/inji2 tsp(grated)
Red chilly powder/milagai podi11/4tsp
Coriander powder/dhaniya podi1tsp
Garam masala powder1/2tsp
Dry mango powder/aamchur powder1/2tsp
Coriander leaves/kothamalli1tbs(chopped)
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/2tsp

For the Tikki

Potato(boiled)3 (medium size)
Corn flour1tbs
Red chilly powder1/4tsp
Garam masala powder1/4tsp
Coriander leaves/kothamalli1tbs(chopped)
Oil3 tsp

Other Ingredients to Garnish for Single serving

Sweet Chutney2 tsp
Green chutney1 -11/2tsp
Thin sevas needed
Coriander leaves/kothamalli1tbs(chopped)
Onion(finely chopped)1tbs
Green chilly(finely chopped)1(optional)


For the Chole

Pressure cook the soaked chickpeas with a pinch of salt for 2-3 whistles in a medium flame,grind the tomatoes in a blender to a fine paste and keep it aside.
Heat a pan with oil and crackle the cumin seeds,add the onion and green chilly,saute it till it becomes golden.Add the grated ginger and fry it for a minute then goes in the pureed tomatoes and cook it till the oil separates.

Now add all the spice powders and give it a mix,add around 2 cups of water,let it boil.Add the cooked chickpeas and cook it in a medium flame till it becomes thick,now slightly mash some of chickpeas with the help of ladle and allow it to boil for a minute.Finally sprinkle the coriander leaves and put off the flame.

Chole is ready.

For the Tikkis

Mash the boiled potatoes till it becomes smooth,to this add all ingredients given except oil and mix it well.Divide it to 8 equal parts and smooth it and flatten it to a disc.

Heat a griddle with oil and cook the tikkis in a medium flame till both sides get cooked to a golden color.Remove it from the flame.

Aloo tikkis are ready.

How to serve it (for single serving)

Now in a serving bowl take around 1/2-3/4 cup of chole and place the tikkis on it.Now drizzle the sweet chutney,green chutney and yogurt.Then sprinkle the finely chopped onion,green chilly and coriander leaves,finally the thin sev.

 Serve it immediately.


  • For extra taste sprinkle some chaat masala powder in the final garnish.
  • If the tikkis get separated add little more corn flour or all purpose flour.
  • If the chole is too thick then dilute it with hot water to the desired consistency.

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though it is elaborated it is worth trying : too good

Wow, this is just too good dear....

This is a fav combo at home! Love the pictures!!

Amazing presentation, love this simple chaat anyday.

Love this combination. My favorite chaat! Love the way used the plate in the pictures. It is adding color to the photo. Lovely.

One of my favorite chats, looks awesome..

Loved the second click too good and what a lovely healthy snack :) will make this soon

Very delicious and filling snack/appetizer. Drool worthy pics Nalini !!

I made this for the BM too.....and now looking at your pics, I am tempted to make it all over again.

looks so delicious and flavorful

I can't decide which picture to choose Nalini..each one looks better than the other..I love this combo and we enjoyed it so much!

I made this for the BM too and loved it...Lovely combo and beautiful clicks!

Tikki chole looks absolutely tempting. Awesome clicks.

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