Potato Pops, Mashed Potato Tikki

Potato Pops, Mashed Potato Tikki

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Unique presentation and fabulous flavour make the Potato Pops a great hit with people of all age groups, whether you serve it as a starter, as a cocktail accompaniment or as an after-school snack!

‘Pops’ or tiny tikkis are made with mashed, spiced potatoes and stuffed with cheese, before attaching a breadstick ‘handle’ to each pop! This lovely tidbit is then cooked on a tava till it is crisp on all sides. The outcome is a five-starrer, which attracts everyone with its dainty appearance and peppy flavour.

Potato Pops, Mashed Potato Tikki recipe - How to make Potato Pops, Mashed Potato Tikki

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     8Makes 8 servings
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1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
1/4 cup grated carrot
1 bread slice , soaked and squeezed
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
a pinch of sugar
salt to taste
8 small cheese cubes
4 bread sticks , broken into half
3 tsp oil for greasing and cooking

  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the bread sticks and the cheese cubes in a deep bowl and mix well using your hands.
  2. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions.
  3. Take a portion of the mixture and flatten it slightly between your palms.
  4. Place a cheese cube in the centre and bring all the sides together in the centre, seal it properly and again flatten it lightly.
  5. Insert a bread stick from one side towards the centre and again seal it properly as seen in the below image.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 to make 7 more potato pops.
  7. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it with oil and place 4 potato pops over it. Cook it with oil till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  8. Repeat step 7 to cook the remaining 4 potato pops in one more batch.
  9. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy59 cal
Protein1.2 g
Carbohydrates7.7 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat2.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A130.4 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.3 mg
Vitamin C3.1 mg
Folic Acid2.4 mcg
Calcium14 mg
Iron0.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium3.1 mg
Potassium39.2 mg
Zinc0.1 mg
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Potato Pops, Mashed Potato Tikki
 on 14 May 16 02:46 PM

i tried this but in first time it was not prepared perfect .. but i tried and finally finished... it and my parents also liked that
Tarla Dalal
16 May 16 04:24 PM
   Hi, We are glad it came out perfect and you liked it. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how it turned out.
Potato Pops
 on 19 Jan 16 05:07 PM

Poptato pops.. really quick and easy to make this.. The cheese is just perfectly melted.. I enjoyed making this recipe for my neice.. She just loved it..
Potato Pops
 on 16 Jan 16 04:55 AM

Bad result! potatoes absorb a lot of oil. In cooking time all cubes looks like mash... Very very bad recipe!
Tarla Dalal
19 Jan 16 12:53 PM
   Hi Christina, It is very important to cook the potato pops on hot tava. Before placing the pops on the tava, it has to be really hot. This will prevent it from getting mushy and will also use less oil. Do try this recipe once again and let us know how it turned out.
Potato Pops
 on 22 Oct 10 12:32 PM

great recipe for kids...these pops have evrything that kids like..potatoes, cheese, carrots. I made it as mentioned and it was good. i also tried making pops as shown in the image but could not manage do it so well..need some practice...!