Sunday, 9 July 2017

Recipe of Paneer tikki chole chaat | Chole tikki chaat

How to make Paneer Tikki chole chaat | Chole tikki chaat

Paneer tikki chole is a famous Indian street food. The tikki/cutlets are made of Indian cottage cheese (paneer) and spiced up with Indian spices and punjabi chole is a chickpeas spicy curry which are combined to make this delicious chole tikki chaat.

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This combination is perfect and both the dishes compliment each other. When you add tamarind chutney and mint chutney, the dish becomes irresistible. Tamarind chutney is a sweet and tangy chutney prepared with tamarind, dates and jaggery. Mint chutney is spicy hot chutney made of mint, onions and green chillies.

You can check out other chatpati recipes like Sev PuriBhel PuriShakarkandi ChaatWhole wheat Potato SamosaAloo Tikki chole ChaatSabudana vadaMoong Dal PakodaSabudana Tikki chaatKachori with potato curryPani PuriMasala PavBhutta

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Lets start with the recipe :

Recipe Type : Snacks
Cuisine : Indian

Preparation Time   Cooking time Total Time Yield
10 minutes20 minutes30 minutes Serves 3

Ingredients for Tikki :
  • 250 grams cottage cheese
  • 3 whole wheat bread slices
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • pinch of kashmiri lal mirch/red chilly powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt according to taste
  • oil
Ingredients for chole :
  • 1 cup chole/chickpeas soaked overnight
  • 6 cloves of garlic chopped 
  • Pinch of ginger
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 4 crushed tomatoes
  • 4 green chilies  
  • Tea leaves (Chai ki patti)
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • pinch of pepper
  • Salt according to taste
  • 2 tablespoon oil
Ingredients for serving chole Tikki :
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Preparation for Tikki
  1. Mash paneer, add bread and green chillies in it
  2. Add pepper, chaat masala, red chilly powder and salt and mix all the ingredients
  3. Make 6 round tikkis of the mixture, you can add a drop of oil on your palm while making the tikkis
  4. Sprinkle some oil on non-stick pan
  5. Gently place tikkis in the tava and cook it on medium flame
  6. When it turns golden from one side, flip it and cook from the other side 
  7. Sprinkle some oil and let it cook till it turns golden and crisp evenly
  8. When done drain the aloo tikkis on a kitchen paper towel or a thick tissue
Preparation for chole/chickpeas curry
  1. Boil tea leaves and strain that water in a container and keep it aside
  2. Wash chole (Chickpeas) and soak it overnight in tea leaves water (Its done for chole to have dark brown color)
  3. Take a pressure cooker, add chole, salt and enough water, and pressure cook it for 8 whistles (make sure to add enough water in the cooker otherwise it can burst)
  4. Once done, check if they are properly boiled by mashing it, if not pressure cook for some more time and keep it aside
  5. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped garlic, ginger, chilies, onions in it and cook it until onions turn brown in color
  6.  Add crushed tomato in it and cook on medium flame for 1 minute
  7. Add chaat masala, garam masala, coriander powder, pepper and salt in it
  8. Add boiled chole in the gravy and mix it well, put water for more gravy
  9. Cook it on simmer for 15 minutes, and mash chole a little with a serving spoon, it will make gravy thick
Preparation for chole Tikki chaat:
  1. Take a plate, place 4 tikkis and add chole on the top of it
  2. Add chopped onions
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of mint and tamarind chutney on the top
  4. Garnish with coriander and serve hot. 

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  1. Looks beautiful, healthy and delicious!

  2. Hi Ritu, I love everything about this dish, looks amazing!

  3. love paneer tikki chaat in this rainy season.......must try.

  4. Never made before, have had it outside. I vouch this tikki with tamarind chutney is yum.

  5. wow this looks so yummy... definitely gonna try this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  6. Oh yum, I love Indian food, it's so aromatic and delicious!Your dish looks so good☺

  7. Can't say NO to a chaat. And this panner tikki and chole chaat looks so yummy. I bet it tastes as delish and it looks. So much loving this wonderful combo of paneer and chole.

  8. Tasty and colorful! Perfect dish -- thanks.


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