16 January, 2007

Stuffed Aloo Tikkis

Last week I was on sick leave and had to stay away from my work which at least keeps me busy. As usual while surfing through hundreds of channels I came across my favourite show “Khana Khazana” hosted by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. It's one of the programs I have grown up watching. As a kid I always loved watching my grandma, aunties and Amma cook wide range of delicacy. And when I was away from home I substituted this with all cookery shows aired on Telly’s. What made me get hooked to these shows were the way they chop vegetables, throw them in a pan and toss them in air like some artists in circus. Even today I wish to cook like them at some time in future…. Hope… A big hope…

Stuffed Aloo Tikkis

Well… sorry friends… I got lost in memories… coming back to reality, here is the recipe for making Stuffed Aloo Tikki. As soon as I saw them I tied my apron and started making them for my hubby dear who pampered me throughout. Here I have made little variations to the one showed by the chef as I am very good at forgetting things especially ingredients. It did turn out to be big hit with my hubby. So roll up your sleeves and get ready for cooking very simple and colourful stuffed aloo tikkis.

Stuffed Aloo Tikkis

3 medium Potatoes, boiled and mashed
1 tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
2 tbsp Channa Dal, roasted and powdered
½ inch Ginger, finely chopped
½ tsp Garlic Paste
1 medium Onion, chopped finely
1 tsp Garam Masala
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

For Stuffing:
½ cup Green Peas, cooked and mashed
¼ tsp Hing/Asafoetida
1 tsp Amchur/Dry Mango Powder
2-3 Green Chillies
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

Take oil in a pan and all cumin seeds.
Add finely chopped ginger, onion and garlic paste. Sauté them for 2 minutes.
To this add powdered channa powder and mix well.
Now add mashed potatoes, garam masala and salt to taste.
Mix all the ingredients and let them cool.
Now for stuffing, take little oil in a pan and add hing.
To this add mashed green peas and sauté them till they lose all moisture and becomes dry.
Add amchur powder, green chillies, chopped coriander leaves and salt.
Mix them well and keep it aside to cool.
Take potato mixture and make poori size balls.
Press them a little and make small hole in the center.
Now take a spoonful of green peas mix and stuff them in a center.
Make balls and flatten them using little pressure.
Shallow/deep fry till they turn golden brown.
Serve hot with chutneys or tomato sauce.

Add bread crumbs instead of channa powder.

Stuffed Aloo Tikkis ready to be frozen

I usually prepare tikkis in bulk quantity. The main reason being I freeze them in freezer and use as and when required. It makes my life much simpler when we have unexpected guests knocking our door. So all you have to do is just take them out from freezer and shallow/deep fry them and serve. So along with home made frozen Paratas and French fries, my freezer also contains loads of tikkis and cutlets.

Stuffed Aloo Tikkis


  1. Mmmmmm....!!!!!!So yummy,I am feeling hungry and wish I could grab some.Is this what you create when you are sick and stay home?Whoa!!!:D Enjoy!

  2. Suppi, hope you are doing fine and back to normal now. I loved and still love Sanjeev Kapoors Khana Khazana.Lovely stuffed aloo tikkis. We love aloo tikkis and I am sure i will stuffed tikkis too.

  3. Hi Sups,

    Thats really amazing receipe from you,i liked the dish very much as well your tip for storing for later use...

  4. Hi Supriya, Very nice presentation. Great idea to freeze them. Thanks for sharing. Viji

  5. This is one of my favourite snack!!!! I also add a bit of grated coconut to the filling and it tastes yummy.... try that next time.
    I liked ur idea of freezing the tikkis for unexpected guests.

    So now I fold my sleeves and put on my apron and running to the kitchen!!!! ;)

  6. Hey supriya.It looks awesome.I also prepare it but ina different way.Have never tried stuffed once.Thanks for sharing.Will try and write a feed back

  7. hi asha...
    thought if i sit there doing nothing i will feel more sick:) and this tikkis hardly required any time... he he he, i did get little scolding from hubby dear for jumping around;)

    hey seema,
    yup... i am feeling much better and back to normal routine:) do give it a try... the colour of tikkis are simply superb. and hey if u go for deep frying coat tikkis with very thin paste of corn flour.

    hi usha,
    the source of inspiration is snajeev kapoor. so all creadit goes to him. glad u liked it:)

  8. hi viji,
    thanks a lot girl:) make sure to use them within 10 days(i am not really sure as how long we can keep them frozen. i usually finish them within 10 days of freezing:)

    hi rooma,
    coconut stuffed tikkis? thats very interesting. what all ingredients u add with coconut? do share the recipe girl:)

    hi soumya,
    do give it a try... i like the stuffing coz of different texture and taste u get from them:)

  9. Hi Supriya,love these stuffed tikkis!Am going to try them soon as I get the peas for my freezer.I used to watch Khana Khazana too, and I watch all cookery shows I can get to watch(when my daughter is sleeping or busy otherwise,that is!)..never mind whether the recipe is something I know or something I cannot make(like a non-veg one,since I am veg).The way they describe the flavours,the pans they use,the beautiful kitchens in which they get to cook,all of these things make cookery shows all the more appealing to me!:)

  10. vini, u r so true... even i am a vegetarian but love to watch all cookery series. do u remember a show called "yen can cook", which used to come in star plus(i guess) some 10 years ago... he was a chinese cook and i loved watching his cookery show. god!!! it was just great watching him chop vegetables within seconds:) good old memories:)

  11. I just love your presentation, always so beautiful, maybe you should make it a profession :) Also the idea of freezing the tikkis, that's neat

  12. Great Tikkis, my kinda food. a lovely snack with chai me thinks...hey hope you are feeling better now. Jyostna loves Khana Khazana, watches it every week....thanks for sharing...take care dear lady...

  13. awwwww sandeepa, thanks for ur compliments. i can't even think of becoming pro:) u r too kind:)

    hey dilip,
    i am feeling much better. thanks a lot for ur wishes:) we girls cant miss watching a handsome chef cooking for us, can we? he he he...

  14. First Rate!!! Those look just lovely..and the pictures...well, you know I'm a big fan! freezing it is such a good idea...particularly when feeling lazy..
    Hope you and K are feeling better! you know being sick sucks...but pampering from the hubby makes it bearable, doesn't it? :)


  15. hey trupti,
    thanx girl... we both r fine:) had enough of this cold to last for a year long:)
    the only best thing is u r nicely pampered by ur loved ones:)

  16. Hi Supriya

    Very interesting recipe. And the pictures are amazing. Will make them soon.

  17. Delicious aloo tikki and presented so well..Really like the recipe, must try on my list..First time here.you got a good blog of delicious recipes..

  18. My hubby would love some Aloo tikka.looks delicious.

  19. Hi Sia.... its the same stuffing with peas that you have done, but I also add coconut to it. :)

  20. hi lakshmi:)
    thanks girl:) how r u? hope everything is going gr8 @ ur end:)

    hi maheshwari,
    welcome to my blog:) thanx for ur compliments. do keep dropping by whenever u can:)

    hi starry night,
    thankx for dropping by and leaving ur trail:) i see that u have got a very good blog with loads of interesting stuff. will chk ur blog in leisure:)

    hey rooma,
    got it girl:) will give it a try next time when i make tikkis:)

  21. wow lovely tikkis..
    wishing to have one.....

  22. please feel free to help yourself swapna:)

  23. Hey Supriya,
    your lovely posts are making me feel hungry :P .
    just by knowing that your freezer is having all those stuffs there for guests, I would love to be your unexpected guests againg and again ... :))
    thanks dear for sharing this with us. wil lgive it a try some time :) . Hows your health now?
    take care .

  24. pooja, i will be more happy than u:) u are welcome to my place at any day:)
    me n K r feeling much better and r bk to normal routine. thanks sweetie for ur concern... i am touched:)

  25. That's a fantastic recipe ! thanks for the tip about freezing

  26. thanks kritika.. do give it a try:)

  27. Hi Supriya

    What a coincidence ! I made aloo tikkis yeasterday evening !
    Thanks for sharing.I liked the idea of adding roasted chana dal powder.I add breadcrumbs generally.
    Thanks for sharing and those look really yummy !

  28. @jasmine,
    oh... then please post ur recipe also. everyone has their own recipes. so i can't wait to see how u make them:)

  29. These tikkis looks absolutely delicious ! Channa dal powder instead of bread crumb, should taste great. I have to def try this.Freezing tikkis is a good idea. I will def parcel mine..only thing is it should not spoil reaching UK from USA :))

  30. OMG, I can't believe I just made the best Aloo Tikki ever....This is a recipe for Keeps...it tasted simply fantastic...Just added some mushrooms, sprouts and veggies in the stuffing .... it tasted heavenly...Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe !


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