Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Alloo Tikkis (Spicy Potato Cakes)

Alloo Tikkis
These are as easy as making mash potato.
This is my own modified recipe. Let me know how you get on.


6 potatoes
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 chillies, finely chopped
1 tsp toasted cumin seeds
2 tsp garam masala
handful fresh coriander, chopped
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt and pepper to taste
oil for frying

For the coating
2 egg


Boil the potatoes, when they are ready, make a mash. It doesn't have to be smooth, its quite nice to leave it a bit lumpy to give it some texture.

Now add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Have a taste of the mixture and adjust the seasoning according to your taste. When you're happy, get a handful of mixture and shape into flat rounds, 3 inches wide by 1/2 inch thich, a bit like a fishcake.
Then put the tikkis into the egg and then into the breadcrumbs. these are now ready for frying.

Heat the oil in a pan on a medium heat, you need about a 1/2 inch of oil in your frying pan. When the oil is hot, add 2 to 4 tikkis to the pan and fry for about 3 to 4 mins on each side or until golden brown.
Remove the tikkis from the pan and drain of any excess oil on a kitchen towel.

Place in a pre-heated oven on 180c - 190c for about 5mins.
Remove from the oven.
serve with a tomato relish or mint chutney.