How to make Meerut Wali Tikki -

Potato tikki with Moong dal in it.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) (मूंगदाल धुली)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Meerut Wali Tikki

Meerut Wali Tikki Recipe Card


Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Meerut Wali Tikki Recipe

  • Potatoes boiled and grated 4 large

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Green chillies chopped 3

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves bunch 1/2 small

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Rock salt (sendha namak) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chutney as required

  • Sweet tamarind chutney as required


Step 1

Add salt to grated potatoes and mix. Knead till smooth. Divide into eight equal portions. Keep aside. Wash moong dal. Soak for half an hour and drain. Heat two cups of water and boil moong dal with salt and turmeric powder till just cooked (al dente). Drain. Heat one tablespoon of oil, add asafoetida, ginger, green chillies and parboiled moong dal and a little salt. Stir-fry for two to three minutes.

Step 2

Add lemon juice and spread on a plate to cool. Add coriander leaves to moong dal and mix. Divide into eight portions. Take a portion of mashed potatoes in dampened palms, make a dent in the center, put some stuffing and close in the edges to enclose the stuffing.

Step 3

Press gently and roll the edges on the tabletop to smoothen the sides. Heat a little oil on a tawa and shallow fry tikkis on low heat till they turn crisp. Whisk yogurt and add salt, rock salt, roasted cumin powder and red chilli powder.

Step 4

To serve, place two tikkis on a serving plate, pour some yogurt, green coriander chutney and sweet tamarind chutney over them. Similarly make other servings.

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