Friday, July 29, 2011

Safed matar ki tiki (U.P style aloo tiki chaat)

While writing this famous chaat of U.P my mind is humming this very famous song of Govinda movie "U.P wala thumka lagana). U.P is supposed to be one famous place for chaats, such thumka wala songs. Its the original place from where most of the chaats originated and now is eaten all over south Asia. Its really fun to eat such irresistible delicacies on the streets of your city. This is one particular recipe which I just love and its really famous in Faizabad in the name of "Mahavir ki tikki".
Safed matar ki tiki U.P style
4 medium sized Potato
11/2 tbsp aararot
Salt to Taste
Fresh Coriander

For the Filling:
1 katori safed matar (white peas)
3 green chillies
1 tsp Ginger Minced
Salt to taste
1tsp Cumin Seeds
1tbsp Cumin Powder
1tbsp Coriander Powder
1tsp Red Chilly Powder
1tsp Mango Powder (amchur)
2tbsp Ghee for cooking the safed matar

  • Soak the white peas (safed matar) overnight. or for 6-7 hours maximum before cooking it.
  • Pressure cook the matar for 20 minutes in 2 cups of water and salt.
  • After 20 minutes remove the matar from the cooker.
  • Heat ghee in kadahi, add in cumin seeds. When it stops cluttering add in Green Chilies and Ginger.
  • Then add in the boiled matar in the kadahi.
  • Add in coriander and all the masalas. (Cumin Powder+Coriander Powder+ Red Chilly Powder + Mango Powder).
  • Mix all this well. Let it cook for a while till the matar is properly roasted. (bhun jaye ache se)
  • In the meanwhile mash the potatoes. Add in salt +coriander + aararot in it.
  • Mix all this well. Keep it aside.
  • Check the matar. All the water should be absorbed and the matar should be cooked properly.
  • Adjust seasonings. it has to be spicy.
Roasted Safed Matar

To make the tikki:
  • By this time matar shud also be cooked. Keep it aside so that it cools down.
  • Now divide the potatoes into round shaped tikis (patties).
  • In between of each of the patty, add a portion (11/2 tbsp safed matar ).
  • Make it in a round shape and then flatten it.
Flatten Tikki

  • Heat ghee in a pan, just enough to fry the patty.Put the patty in it.
  • You can even use refined oil.
Frying the tikki

For Serving:
  • You can have these tikkis with bread or bun.
  • You can have it like a chaat:
  1. Curd mixed with sugar
  2. Tamarind chutney
  3. Finely chopped onions
  4. Fresh Coriander
  5. Mint Chutney
  6. Mix of masalas (garam masala+ red chilly powder + cumin powder+ coriander powder + mango powder)
How to serve:
Tikki served with mint and tamraind chutney 
  • Cut the tikki from between, into 2 halves.
  • Top it with Chopped Onions, Curd, Tamarind and Mint Chutney and the Mixed Masalas. 
  • Serve hot.
  • Those who dont like curd can eat with both the Chutney, Chopped Onions and some Lime Juice.

1 comment:

  1. Matar has already been roasted (acchi tarah se bhoon liya), then in what to check that water has been well absorbed or not???