Banarasi Chaat- easy recipe

Banarasi Style Aloo Tikki Chhola Chaat

Aloo tikki with Chhola is a popular north Indian snack. This is a shallow fried potato patty which are served with tangy chickpea curry. This recipe can be made with simple ingredients which are easily available at home only.

Lets start with-

Aloo Tikki Ingredients-
500 gms Potato, boiled and mashed
1″ ginger
2 green chillies
1 tsp of Indian Five Spice Blend (panch phoron)
2 tbsp rice flour
2 tsp corn flour
1 tsp black salt
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red chilli powder (optional)
Salt to taste

Chhola Curry Ingredients-
200 gms- white chickpeas/
1.5 cup chopped onion
2 medium size tomato
2 green chillies (you can add more if you want it spicy)
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 amchur powder
Salt to taste

Serving ingredients-
1 cup curd
1/4 cup of tamarind- dates chutney
1/4 cup green chutney (I skipped)
1/5 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
2 chopped green chillies( I skipped)
2 lemons
1 pack of Sev (I skipped)

Method for Aloo Tikki-

  1. Put boiled and mashed potatoes in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, make a paste of ginger, green chillies and panch phoran, in a grinder.
  3. Mix all the remaining ingredients with the paste in the potatoes.
  4. Make equal size tikkis from this aloo mixture.
  5. Shallow fry in a pan.
  6. They are ready to serve with the chhola.
    Note-  Add salt when you are ready to cook. Otherwise potatoes will leave the water

Method for Chhola-

  1. Wash the chana and soak in 3-4 cups of water for 6-8 hours.
  2. Drain the water and add the chana in a pressure cooker along with 4 cups of water, tea bags and 2 tsp salt.
  3. Pressure cook until chana are softened.
  4. Remove the pressure cooker from heat and keep aside.
  5. In a wok, add 2 tbsp of oil. Saute cumin, chopped onion and green chillies till onion turns pink.
  6. Add ginger garlic paste and stir fry until it leaves oil.
  7. Add choppes tomatoes, salt, black pepper powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and stir fry again.
  8. Now add garam masala, amchur powder and cumin powder until the curry is well cooked.
  9. Add cooked chhola chana along with its water to make it savoury.
  10. Curry is ready to serve with aloo tikki.

How to Serve this banarasi chaat?
Serve it with all the ingredients mentioned above. (Please go through the video before serving).

Note- I have skipped few ingredients as it was unavailable in my market in the lockdown period.

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