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Sunday, July 08, 2012

Rajma Tikki Chat



For the Tikki or Cutlet:

Rajma (Kidney Beans):1 Cup
Potatoes: 2 (Boiled ,peeled and mashed)
Poppy seeds: 2 tbsp ( Dry roast them for 2 minutes & Keep aside)
Green Cardamons:2 nos
Black Cardamons:1 nos
Ginger-Garlic: Green chilies paste:1/2 tsp
Clove: 2 nos
Cumin seeds:1/2 tsp
Spinach Paste: 1 tbsp (blanched & grind into a blender)
Green Peas Paste: 1 tbsp (boiled and mashed)
Onion: 1 (small. finely chopped)
Sooji:1-2 tbsp

For assembling the Chat

Curd: 1 cup
Sugar: 1 tbsp
Onion: 1 (finely chopped)
Sweet Tamarind Chutney: 3-4 tbsp
Green Chutney: 4 tbsp

Method to Prepare Tikki

  • Wash & soak Rajma in sufficient amount of water for 5-6 hours or overnight.
  • Pressure cook Rajma in same water with salt for 20-25 minutes. Strain the Rajam from water . Keep the Rajma aside & allow it to cool down completely.
  • Mash the Rajma well so that no lumps are there. Now add boiled & Mashed potatoes mixture in the Rajma and mix well.
  • Dry roast all the spices and once they are cool down grind them along with Poppy seeds into a fine Powder.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, spinach paste,green peas paste and the dry powder mixture in the Rajma and potatoes mixture and mix them well.
  • Heat oil in a pan,add finely chopped onions & saute the onion in a medium flame till them turn translucent.
  • Now add Rajma and Potatoes mixture and salt  & cook on a medium flame for about 4-5 minutes while stirring continuously.
  • Allow the mixture to get completely cool.
  • Add Sooji to the mixture and divide the Dough into equal Portion.
Note: You can also add cornstarch or Bread Crumbs instead of Sooji. I was not having either of them so I added Sooji to the mixture.
  • Flatten the each ball from top and keep them aside.
  • Heat a griddle or Tava & fry all these tikkis til they attain golden brown color. Take all the tikkis out in a plate and flatten them & shallow fry them again onto a Tava or Griddle to give Tikkis a crisp crust.
  • Your kabab or tkkis is ready. You can serve yours tikkis as a kabab after this Step,
Method for Assembling Chat:
  • Mix sugar in a curd and beat the curd till sugar fully dissolves.
  • Arrange the tikkis onto a plate .
  • Pour green & sweet chutney on the top of the Tikkis.
  • Add finely chopped onions over it
  • Add Curd on the top of the tikkis at last.
  • Serve hot.

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