Saturday, 22 August 2015

Raw Banana Tikki with Chole - Perfect snack for cloudy evening!!

Weather in Bangalore is super lazy these days..clouds all the time and rainy evenings.  I was craving for something chatpata yet hot and then due to month of Sravana, we don't consume onion-garlic. So I had lot many restrictions to start with :-)
Then I remembered of  the raw banana that I had stocked up in fridge..but what chatpata to make with it..my hunt landed me to soaked cheek peas (chole). Who-la I had my ingredients for that hot chaat!! A
Come along to experience preparation  of Raw Banana Tikki with Chole - the hot chaat!!


Ingredients:
For Tikki:
1. 1 big size raw banana
2. 2 medium size potato
3. 1/2 tbsp sugar
4. 1/2 tbsp chaat masala
5. Salt to taste
6. 2-3 tbsp Butter 

For Chole:
1. 1/2 cup chole/Kabuli chana soaked overnight
2. 1 medium size tomato
3. 1/2 tbsp ginger paste
4. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
5. 1 tbsp red chilli powder
6. 1 tbsp chole masala
7. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
8. Salt to taste
9. 2 tbsp oil

Others:
1. Sweet tamarind chutney
2. 2-3 tbsp Aloo Bhujiya or any sev
3. Chopped coriander for garnishing

Preparation:
For Tikki:
1. Boil raw banana and potato together for 2-3 whistles.
2. Once steam escapes, peel the banana and potato and mash together.
3. Add sugar, salt chaat masala and mix well.
4. Divide the mix into equal portions and roll into tikkies (No need of using bread crumbs or corn floor).
5. Heat tava and shallow fry tikkis using butter as needed till golden brown on both sides. Keep aside.

For Chole:
1. Add little salt and pressure cook soaked chole for 3-4 whistles.
2. Once steam escapes, gently crush chole (Don't mash completely).
3. Heat oil in pan and add cumin seeds. As they crackle add chopped tomato and ginger paste.
4. Cook till tomato softens. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chole masala and salt. Cook till masala are roasted in oil and oil starts releasing.
5. Add cooked and crushed chole and mix well. Add water to adjust consistency. Boil it for few minutes. Turn off the flame.

Assembly & Serving:


In a deep plate, keep 2 tikkies at time, pour chole on it. Add some sweet tamarind chutney and aloo bhujiya/sev. Garnish with chopped coriander and server the steaming Raw Banana Tikki and Chole chaat!!

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