Crispy Veg Aloo Tikki is essentially a North Indian titbit, which is crusty outside yet mushy inside. Here, Tikki denotes a cutlet or rather a Croquette, as popularly known among the Marathi and Tamil people. If you love this vegan delight then you should know that some consider it a potato burger, which is not only a startling fact but also an interesting piece of information for the foodies out there.
Heat oil in a pan, once oil becomes little hot add ginger garlic paste and sauté it for few seconds or raw smell goes away. You can also add freshly crushed ginger and garlic.
Now add finely chopped onions and sauté it on medium flame till it becomes soft and translucent. It takes around 2-3 minutes to get soft.
Now add all the veggies (carrot, beans, and green peas). Sauté it on medium high flames by pressing it with spatula. Cook veggies till it becomes little soft, do not overcook the veggies. Cook veggies for 4 to 5 minutes and you can add veggies as per your taste to make veg aloo tikki.
Once veggies get slightly cooked add boiled, mashed potatoes and all the spices (garam masala, mango powder, red chilly powder, salt), mix it well and sauté it till all the spices blended well with the mixture.
Let the veg potato mixture cools down for sometime.
Once the mixture gets cool down add Cornflour, bread crumbs for binding and mix it well. This way tikki will not get break while frying or shallow frying. If the mixture is sticky you can also add more bread crumbs. To check this take small portion of mixture and roll it in your palm, if the mixture gets rolled easily without sticking in your palms it means no need to add more cornflour or bread crumbs.
Divide mixture into 10 equal portions, roll it in your palms and press it gently to give the shape of tikki. Repeat the same process to make rest of the tikkis. This way I have made 10 big size tikkis/ patties but if you want can make small or medium size tikki also.
Today I am going to make crispy veg aloo tikki so at last roll all the tikkis/ patties with bread crumbs and coat it evenly all around to make it crispy.
To shallow fry the tikkis take a pan and drizzle little oil over it and let the pan gets slightly hot on medium flame. Now put 3-4 tikkis/ patties over oil and cook on medium low flame for 2-3 minutes or till the bottom surface turns golden brown. Do not cook on high flame otherwise it will get brown from outside and will get uncooked from inside.
After 3-4 minutes flip each tikki/ patties upside down, drizzle some oil all around and cook till the other side also gets golden brown.
Once cooked, take out from the pan and transfered prepared tikkis on a plate.
Serve hot with any green chutney or tomato ketchup.
I have not added green chilly but to make it spicy you can add. I have used frozen green peas but you can use fresh one also, make sure it should be boiled. You can shallow fry more than 4 tikkis also if the size of your pan is big.