Matar Ki Tikki

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Today I am sharing a very traditional North Indian Chaat item’s recipe with you. This delicious dish is made from dried yellow peas. Yellow peas are a good source of protein so this dish is delicious as well as healthy. Matar ki tikki is served with ginger, green chilies, coriander leaves and lemon juice. This is actually my husband’s specialty -- he just loves this dish and likes to make it for parties….So try this delicious chaat and do not forget to share your valuable thoughts…. In Lucknow and Kanpur cities there are some Chaat venders who sell only matar ki tikki. Yellow peas are a good source of protein so this preparation is delicious as well as nutritious. So try out this mouth watering chaat……….

ragda patties

(makes 8 tikkies)

  • Yellow peas (matar)1 cup
  • Salt little less than 1 tsp/ to taste
  • Chaat masala ½ tsp
  • Green chilies 2
  • Chopped coriander leaves 2 tbsp
  • Red chili powder ¼ tsp
  • Boiled potatoes 2-3 medium
  • Ghee/ oil 2-4 tbsp

Ingredients to serve

  • Green chili 3-4
  • Ginger cut into julliens 2-3 tbsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves 2 tbsp
  • Lemon juice 2 tbsp/to taste

Method of preparation:

  1. Following picture shows the yellow peas-
yellow peas
  1. Clean, wash and soak the white peas in enough water (about 21/2 cups) for 6-7 hours.
soaked yellow peas
  1. Boil the white peas with salt until they are tender. The best way is to take a couple of whistles in medium-low heat in the pressure cooker. Takes 15-20 minutes to boil the peas.(we do not want soggy peas so make sure that amount of water is perfect)
  2. Peel off and mash the boiled potatoes thoroughly.
  3. Remove the stem, wash and finely chop the green chilies.
  4. Add red chili powder, chaat masala, chopped green chilies, chopped coriander leaves, and boiled potatoes in the boiled yellow peas and mix well .
  5. Now divide this peas mixture in 8 portions and make round flat patties.
ragda patties
Yello peas patties/ tikki
  1. Heat flat griddle on medium heat . Pour some oil/ ghee and fry the patties from both the sides till they are reddish brown. Takes about 15 minutes to fry these patties.
ragda patties

Method of serving :

  1. In a plate, take a fried peas patties (matar ki tikki).
ragda patties
ginger julliens, chili and coriander leaves
  1. On top of the patties put some chopped green chilies, chopped coriander leaves, and some ginger julliens. Now pour about 1 tsp lime/ lemon juice.

Serve delicious matar ki tikki immediately.

Some Suggestions/ Tips :

For big parties prepare the tikki in advance and fry them at the time of serving.

This matar ki tikki also tastes very good with masala aloo (fried potato).

Sometimes kids do not like green chilies and ginger; in that case you can serv matar ki tikki to kids with tamarid chutney and yogurt like aloo ki tikki ( potato patties).

Some Other Delicious Chatpati Chaat Items

tikki golgappe dahi vade

Some other snacks