Aloo corn tikkis

Today I woke up craving chat! No reason..simply one of those days when I wanted to deviate from my usual bread and egg breakfast. Weekend does that to me!

Breakfast in my house consists of different type of omelette or frittata, egg sandwiches or soft-boiled eggs. Basically I try to incorporate something healthy in my early morning meals before the foodie in me wakes up and starts cribbing. And it’s not just me, I have one more fussy eater in the house, my husband! I simply cannot put the same stuff in front of him and expect him to eat it without asking’ what else do we have in the house’! And anyways the egg breakfast had become kind of routine lately.

So coming to the point, this morning I set foot in the kitchen determined to make something different. Inspiration was my childhood memories of my father stirring up some tasty and innovative dishes which kept us kids always wanting for more.

Here it is, my dad’s recipe for aloo corn tikki (patty) which is a total winner for kids and grownups alike

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Time for preparation– 20 min

Makes for – 2 people or 10-12 tikkis

Ingredients

Sweet corn …………………………………………………………………………. 100 g

Potatoes ……………………………………………………………… 2 medium-sized

Ginger garlic paste ………………………………………………………………. 1 tbsp

Green chili ……………………………………….. 1 large chili or as per your taste

Rice flour ………………………………………………………………………….. 1 tbsp

Salt ………………………………………………………………………………to season

Oil ……………………………………………………………………… 2 tbsp for frying

Method

  1. Boil and peel the potatoes. Once cooled, mash the potatoes. I personally prefer mashing with hands since it keeps them little lumpy and adds a bite to the dish.
  2. In a mixer grind the chili and ginger, garlic (if you do not have the paste use 1 inch ginger piece and 2 garlic pods) into a paste.
  3. Add the chili mixture to the mashed potatoes. Put the sweet corn in the mixer and run it for few seconds just enough to crush the kernels but not to make a fine paste.
  4. Mix everything together and add the rice flour along with salt to taste. Once the mixture has combined well, make 2 inch balls and press them into a patty.
  5. Heat up a non stick pan and add 1 tbsp oil. Once the oil has heated up, put the tikkis and let them fry for about 3-4 minutes or till brown from one side.
  6. Flip the tikkis and continue frying for more 3-4 minutes. Drizzle oil from the sides if the tikkis are sticking to the pan.
  7. Serve hot with coriander chutney or tomato ketchup. Quick and tasty..

Bon appétit!

Written by The Nomadic Gourmet

Hi!! I am Sneha – Nomad by choice and an investment banker by profession. Love food and enjoy experimenting in the kitchen. As an avid traveler, I am always planning my next itinerary.

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