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Mom's aloo tikian with chole (indian potato patties with chickpeas)


Best indian party food EVER!

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  • 6 small potatoes
  • Green chili pepper
  • Ginger
  • All purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • Canned chickpeas
  • Cumin seeds or jeera
  • Tomato paste
  • Salt
  • Black pepper powder
  • Coriander
  • Onion
  • Indian yogurt or dahi


Servings 20
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 35mins
Cooking time 25mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

To start off with the tikian; boil the potatoes (with the skin on) til the knife easily goes into them without any pressure.

Step 2

Drain the potatoes and peel the skins off (you will not need to use a potato peeler, it will be easy with your fingers). Then mash the potatoes in a bowl with a hand held or manual masher.

Step 3

Add finely minced green chili peppers, a little bit of minced ginger to taste, and salt to taste. Mix them together

Step 4

Shape the mix into small patties, and coat them with a little bit of all purpose flour (the flour make sure they do not break apart when being fried.

Step 5

Place the tikian one by one into the vegetable oil and fry them until golden brown. When fried place them on a baking tray with towel paper on it to drain excess oil.

Step 6

While the tikian are cooling off a bit, why not make the chole mix. To make the mix open a can of chickpeas drain the watery stuff in it. The wash and drain the chickpeas.

Step 7

Once drained, fry the cumin seeds in vegetable oil. Add tomato paste and chickpeas. Mix togethers and garnish with coriander after you are done making the mix, coriander adds a great smell and make the dish look better.

Step 8

Place how many tikian you want on a plate and garnish with indian yogurt (dahi) and finely minced onions.

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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
  3. Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.
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