How to make Hariyali Tikki With Chhole -

Lightly spiced potato and spinach tikkis served with chole.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book TV Dinners.

Main Ingredients : Spinach (पालक), Chickpeas

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Hariyali Tikki With Chhole

Hariyali Tikki With Chhole Recipe Card


Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Hariyali Tikki With Chhole Recipe

  • Spinach blanched and chopped 2 bunches

  • Chickpeas soaked and boiled 1 cup

  • Roasted cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil to shallow fry

  • Potatoes boiled and mashed 4 medium

  • Onion chopped 1 large

  • Green chillies 3-4

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tomato chopped 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Mix together spinach, potatoes, red chilli powder, cumin powder, cornflour and salt. Mix well and divide into eight portions. Shape them into tikkis.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a frying pan and shallow fry tikkis till evenly browned on both the sides. Drain and place them on an absorbent paper and set aside.

Step 3

For chole, grind together onion, green chillies, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Heat oil in a kadai.

Step 4

Add ground paste and sauté for five to eight minutes till the paste turns dark brown. Add tomato and salt. Stir well and cook till well blended.

Step 5

Add kabuli chana. Stir well and cook for about five minutes. Add one cup of cooking liquor. Stir well and boil for two minutes.

Step 6

Remove from heat. To serve, arrange the tikkis on a plate. Top with chole, sprinkle onion, tomato and coriander leaves. Serve hot.

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