Aloo tikki

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Aloo tikki served with mint and tamarind chutneys and dahi

Aloo tikki is a North Indian snack made of boiled potatoes and various spices. "Aloo" means potato, and the word "tikki" means a small cutlet or croquette. It is found in almost every chaat shop or stall all over Delhi majorly and even other parts of India. It is served hot along with Saunth, tamarind and coriander-mint chutney (sauce), known as Hari chutney, and sometimes yogurt or chick peas.

Variations

In Mumbai, a popular version is aloo tikki served with a spicy curry and various chutneys. It is called "Ragda pattice" and is sold on the various chaat stalls throughout the city and especially the Chowpatti Beach.

Aloo tikki is basically mashed potato patties mixed with various herbs, like coriander and spices, deep-fried in oil/vanaspati, and some North Indian dhabas or café-style eateries will sandwich the aloo with bread.

The McAloo tikki burger, a trademark of McDonald's served at McDonald's restaurants in India,[1] is not a true representation of the traditional food.

In the United Kingdom, vegetable tikki is available from delicatessen counters at various shops.

Aloo tikki is very popular in the East Midlands area of the United Kingdom, as is Chicken Korma.

As with the majority of cultural and linguistic factors – barring other influences – this cuisine can be found in areas that are part of subcontinent, such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and India.

Sources

  1. ^ "McDonald's opens vegetarian-only restaurant". British Broadcasting Corporation. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19479013. Retrieved 5 September 2012.