Aloo Tikki (India)

Aloo Tikki (India)

While traveling India, it was impossible to pass up the food - it was truly incredible. Usually, I abide by moderation but not this time! However, keeping up with the local diet of ghee, butter, oil, sugar and  is obviously not conducive to a fit life.

This is the first of my Fit Five India - recipes for Indian food without all (or less) of the naughtiness. A potato dish was the natural start as it's the one item I'd take with me to a desert island. Aproveita! (Enjoy!)

Ingredients

  • 1 large potato boiled and peeled 
  • 1/2 large carrot peeled 
  • 1/2 cup of boiled green peas
  • 1/4 red onion peeled and finely chopped 
  • 2 handfuls unsalted peanuts, finely ground in processor

Steps

Grate carrot & cooked potato, add to a glass bowl. Add in cooked peas and chopped red onions. Mix everything together well with hands. Next, form mixture into small patties. You should get about 5 palm-size ones. 

Gently roll patties in crushed peanuts (they will break apart easily otherwise!)

Pop patties into skillet on medium heat and cook until golden brown on both sides - about 3 to 5 minutes either side. (Oil is optional here as peanuts crust should protect them from burning.) Serve topped with sauces below and poppy seeds + sesame seeds. 

 

 

Sauces

Green Sauce:
  • 1 handful washed coriander (including stems)
  • 1 handful fresh mint (only leaves) 
  • 4 cloves garlic minced or finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño loosely chopped 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder 
  • 5 spoonfuls greek or coconut yogurt 
  • Pinch of salt 

Combine all ingredients above in food processor. 

 

Goji Berry Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup goji berries soaked in hot water for 30 min
  • 2 small spoonfuls of raw honey
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder 
  • Pinch of salt 

Combine all ingredients above in food processor. 

 

 

 



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