Aloo tikki matar chaat is a popular snack in Northern India. Though there are different types of chaat available across the Indian subcontinent but this chaat is really something very special. I know that you have also tasted this snack from a roadside stall and you also found that snack super delicious. That is why you have landed on this page. Right? In case, you have landed on this page accidentally then you are blessed because you are here.
So foodies are you ready to try this awesome aloo tikki matar chaat at home?
What is aloo tikki?
Aloo tikki is a common snack in India. It is prepared with potatoes, various spices & fresh coriander leaves. It is generally crispy outside and soft inside.
This is such a popular snack that you can have atleast one stall in any market area in Norther Indian states where this aloo tikki is available. You can try those tikkis with red & green chatni. Sometimes that aloo tikki is served as aloo tikki chaat with various other ingredients.
What is chaat?
There are hundred of options in chaat. Chaat is popular in India, Pakistan and also in Bangladesh. You can find many chaat corners or stalls in any North Indian city. Actually not just North Indian cities, nowadays it is popular in other parts of the country too.
Okay, now coming to ‘what is chaat’. Chaat means ‘tasting’ or ‘licking’ in Hindi. It is a super delicious spicy food what comes with different textures. It has mixed taste. I mean, it would be hot, sour& sweet in taste. It has ingredients which are both soft & crunchy. So everybody from eight to eighty years old person will enjoy this food and lick their fingers while eating chaat.
Aloo tikki & basic matar curry
This aloo tikki matar chaat is a very enjoyable snack. Normally it is served with chole curry instead of matar curry. I found some stalls where it was serving. Surprisingly even some roadside stalls are selling aloo tikki matar chaat and still they call it as aloo tikki chole chaat. I do not know why.
Even most chole chulche wala in Delhi actually sell matar kulche but they still call it as chole kulche. Nobody has any issue. Actually, they accept it.
Though I found both chole & matar chaat very delicious whenever for first time I tried it at Narela main bazar in Delhi. Some chaat wala also serve this with curd (or dahi). But I like this without curd. That is why I often make this chaat at home that too without adding curd.
Mint leaves, coriander leaves, chilli & ginger based green chatni and dates, tamarind, jaggery & spice based red chaal make this chaat mouthwatering.
So you should have these two chatni at your kitchen otherwise make these two and then try this chaat at home.
Aloo tikki matar chaat recipe
- 1 cup matar (white whole peas)
- 1.5 teaspoons turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- 4 medium size potatoes /aloo
- ½ cup chivda /flattened rice
- 2 teaspoons grated ginger/adrak
- 2 green chillies, finely chopped
- Handful fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
- 1 cumin powder
- 1.5 teaspoons coriander powder
- 1.5 teaspoon aamchur (sundried mango powder)
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
- ½ teaspoon garam masala
- Salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons North Indian popular green chatni (mint based)
- 2 tablespoons North Indian popular red chatni (tamarind-jaggery-date based)
- 1 large fresh onion, finely chopped
- Handful coriander leaves
- Soak matar in water for atleast 6 hours for saok it for overnight
- Now take matar, turmeric & salt in a pressure cooker and pour water to boil, pressure cook it till next 6-7 whistles
- Mash boiled potatoes, chivda, grated ginger, green chillies, finely chopped fresh coriander leaves, all spices and salt, make a dough
- Now make 6 small balls and then flatten those to give tikki shape
- Now shallow fry those tikki over a low flame, Fry both sides of those tikki
- Take 2 tablespoons of matar curry in a plate, put 2 aloo tikki, spread green chatni & red chatni over aloo tikki
- Serve it with extra mint based green & sweet & sour red chatni & finely chopped fresh onion
- Garnish it with chopped fresh corinader leaves
How to make aloo tikki matar chaat at home?
Soak matar in water for overnight or atleast 6 hours.
Boil aloo & matar (white whole peas) with pinches of turmeric & salt in a pressure cooker upto 6 whistles. Now take all boiled potatoes in a separate bowl,
Take boiled potatoes, chivda (flattened rice), grated ginger, all spices (cumin powder, coriander powder, aamchur, red chilli powder & garam masala), salt, finely chopped coriander leaves & green chillies in a plate and mashed all to make dough.
Now make 6-7 small balls from that and flattened those to give shape shown in above picture.
Now heat oil in a cooking pan and shallow fry all those aloo tikki. Fry both sides of the tikki over a low flame.
Now take cooked matar in a plate and put fried aloo tikki on the cooked matar. Spread green chatni & red chatni over aloo tikki matar chaat. Serve it with fresh raw onion & extra chatni (both red & green one). Garnish it with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.