Aloo Tikki

My kids love the flavors of Indian foods. I am thrilled that they do as there are so many wonderful vegetable preparations that I can do in an Indian style. Here is my oldest son’s favorite version of potatoes.

Aloo Tikki

2-3 med potatoes (about 1lb 4 oz total), peeled and cut into chunks

1 Tbs vegetable oil

1 small onion

2 cm ginger, grated

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp ground corriander

1 tsp tumeric

1/2 tsp garam masala

1 tsp salt

1 cup frozen peas, defrosted

2 Tbs besan (chick pea flour)

1 Tbs lemon juice (optional)

oil for frying (I prefer peanut oil)

Put potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring to boil and boil until tender (about 15 minutes). Drain and let cool, then put in a large bowl and mash.

In a small sauce pan heat the oil. Add the onions and ginger and stir once. Add the spices (but not the salt) and stir until fragrant. Add to mashed potatoes along with salt, besan and peas. Stir well then shape into golf ball sized balls and flatten.

Heat oil in a large pan and fry patties until golden on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve with an Indian bean/lentil dish (like dal!).

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