Chole Tikki Chaat

Chole Tikki Chaat

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A lip-smacking chaat that is loved all over India, and now globally too, the Chole Tikki Chaat is most enjoyed at roadside stalls, but is definitely more satisfying when you make it at home for your family or for a Party .

Here, we show you how to make the potato and peas tikkis flavourfully perked up with nigella seeds, and the chole too. Also pay special attention to arranging this preparation, with curd, chutneys and fresh, crispy sev!

Chole Tikki Chaat recipe - How to make Chole Tikki Chaat

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Chole
2 cups soaked and cooked kabuli chana (white chick peas)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 tbsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/4 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
salt and to taste

For The Potato and Green Pea Tikkis
1 cup boiled and peeled potato cubes
1/2 cup boiled green peas
2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tbsp cornflour
salt to taste
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
oil for greasing and cooking

Other Ingredients
8 tbsp whisked fresh curds (dahi)
6 tsp green chutney
4 tbsp sweet chutney
8 tsp nylon sev

For the chole

    For the chole
  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the coriander-cumin seeds powder, chilli powder, dried mango powder, garam masala and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the tomato ketchup, kabuli chana, salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while lightly mashing it with a potato masher once in between. Keep aside.

For the potato and green pea tikkis

    For the potato and green pea tikkis
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds and nigella seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Transfer the tempering into a deep bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and roll each portion into a 50 mm. (2”) diameter round flat tikki.
  5. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it with a little oil, place the tikkis on it and cook on a medium flame, using a little oil till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Just before serving, reheat the chole and divide it into 4 equal portions. Keep aside.
  2. Place 2 tikkis on a serving plate and spread 1 portion of the chole evenly over it.
  3. Spread 2 tbsp curds, 1½ tsp green chutney and 1 tbsp sweet chutney evenly over it.
  4. Finally sprinkle 2 tsp of sev evenly over it.
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 to make 3 more plates.
  6. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy425 cal
Protein12.9 g
Carbohydrates54.5 g
Fiber15.6 g
Fat17 g
Cholesterol4.8 mg
Sodium104 mg


Chole Tikki Chaat
 on 24 May 18 04:04 PM

Thank you for sharing this special recipe. i will definitely print the recipe.
Edited after original posting.
Tarla Dalal
25 May 18 09:04 AM
   Hi Aradhaya, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Chole Tikki Chaat
 on 19 May 18 03:28 PM

By seeing only its looking tasty mouth is sweatring with water
Tarla Dalal
21 May 18 09:58 AM
   Hi Subiya, Thank you for your kind words. Do try the recipe and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Chole Tikki Chaat
 on 19 Jul 17 09:20 AM

A very nice recipe...enjoyed and loved by all.Thanks a lot!??
Tarla Dalal
19 Jul 17 10:41 AM
   Happy to know you liked the Chaat recipe.
Chole Tikki Chaat
 on 11 Jun 17 01:09 PM

It came out great. one more thing which can be done is add raw onions in the end.
Chole Tikki Chaat
 on 14 Apr 17 03:24 PM

Thank you Tarala ji, it is awesome. I,my husband and my little son we all love this recipe. Thank you so much once again.
Tarla Dalal
15 Apr 17 08:36 AM
   Hi Manisha, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Chole Tikki Chaat
 on 28 Mar 14 01:55 PM

Follow the recipe to the T and indulge your taste buds to a Roll-a-Coaster of the crisp tikki...smothered with a dollop of the warm Chole... topped up with the spicy and tangy chutneys... What a Delight!!! Try it...
Potato Tikiks
 on 21 Mar 14 03:40 PM

Potato Tikki is a wonderful combination of boiled potatoes, green peas and green chillies. This tikki makes up a good snack. It can either be shallow fried or deep fried.I really love these tikki