Today I m going to share combo recipe of Chole ( Chick Peas ) & Aloo tikki ( Potato Pattice ).. It is a combination of 2 recipes. Very simple to make & can be eaten in any main meal that either in lunch or dinner with Roti, Kulcha, Naan,Paratha, or with Bature.
You can serve this combination as snacks in the evening also.
A bowl of Chole, 6/ 7 methi seeds, 3 big Onions, 3 big Tomatos, sabut Garam Masalas( big elachi, tej Patta, cardamon, clove (laung), 2 /3 black pepper seeds ( kala Miri), Cinnamon, 1 big tablespoon of ginger, garlic, green chilli paste, Green corriander leaves, Everest Chole Masala, Hing, Half teaspoon Jeera, Ghee, Pinch of Soda ( which we usually put in Pakkora ), Salt, Red chilli powder, haldi, & dhaniya powder, and little piece of Gur (Jaggery).
Procedure to make Chole (chickpeas).
Take Chole wash them properly & then Soak them for 6 to 7 hrs.. While soaking u can add 6 to 7 methi seeds (Fenugreek seeds) in Chole.
Then boil them in Pressure Cooker with the same soaked water, add little salt & pinch of soda. This help Chole to cook properly.
Cut onions into small pieces and make purée of Tomatos.
Take a Pan add ghee into it, let it get hot then put hing & jeera, sabut garam masala, then put chopped onions into it. Sauté for sometime till they become little pinkish brown. Then add ginger, garlic & green chilli paste.. sauté again for some time. When u start getting the nice smell of onion, garam masalas & paste then add tomato purée.. saute for few more mins. Add all the dry masalas like haldi, red chilli powder, salt, dhaniya powder according to your taste, again sauté for few mins till u get nice aroma of all these ingredient. You will see colour change of all these ingredients & ghee coming up & nice aroma of all masalas, then put 1 big table spoon of Everest Chole Masala, Gur And again sauté for few mins. It will give a nice khatta, Mitha & little theeka flavour of gravy… Then add water in the pan to make gravy & then keep the lid on the top to cook it for at-least 15 to 20 mins. … Once the gravy is cooked let it become little cool then grind the gravy so the it becomes smooth paste type gravy.
Meanwhile your Choles must be cooked & boiled properly. When the gravy is ready, pour that on the boil Chole stir them so that they get mixed properly. If you feel masalas are less then you can add.. Then again put it on gas & keep a lid & let them boil for few more mins. After 10 mins your Chole are ready to eat… Then remove & garnish it with fresh green coriander leaves & serve it.
Ingredients for Pattice (Aloo tikki).
4 / 5 big Potatos, 6 slices of bread soaked in water & water drained completely, ginger garlic green chilli paste, fresh green corriander leaves finely chopped, salt, chaat masala, 1 teaspoon home made powdered garam masala. Oil for frying.. If you don’t have bread then you can add Poha or corn flour or bread crumbs for binding the tikkis.
Procedure for making Aloo Tikki.
Boil Potatoes, after boiling remove the skin & mash the Potatos into fine smooth batter add bread, ginger garlic & green chilli paste, red chilli powder, chaat masala, green coriander leaves, salt according to your taste.. mix all these ingredients so that everything gets mixed up properly & u don’t find any lumps in that.
Then take little aloo batter on your palm & make small rounds flatten them little or u can make any other shape.
Take a frying pan, add oil into, when the oil becomes hot put 1 aloo tikki.. Just check that it is not breaking from sides. If it does then add few more slices of bread.. fry it on medium flame till the colour becomes little golden.
If u don’t want to deep fry then u can shallow fry it also.
Your Aloo Pattice are ready..
You can serve it with green chutney & sauce.
We can make a combination of Chole Pattice also.. By placing a Pattice first in the bowl then add Chole on the top, then put sweet chutney & green coriander leaves chutney, garnish it with some finely chopped onion, kotmir, & some bikanari sev.. You can eat this combination with bread..
So my friends I m sure you will love to try this dish..