December and the chill is just getting chiller! What better than hot evening snacks for this season.
Preparation time: 40-45min
Bunch of Spinach (Palak/palakura) 1
Potatoes (Aloo) 2
Green chillies 2
Coriander 1 bunch
Cumin powder (jeera powder) 1tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
Chopped ginger 1tsp
Chat masala 1 tsp
Split chickpeas (Bhooni chana dal/putnala pappu) 1 tbsp
Refined cooking oil 1 cup
Salt to taste
Wash, boil and mash the potatoes. Finely chop the spinach, onion, green chillies, ginger and coriander.
Powder the split chickpeas. The powder should be slightly coarse. Alternatively, Gram flour can also be used. However, chickpeas add crispiness.
Mix the mashed potatoes, spinach, onion, green chillies and coriander. Add the cumin powder, ginger, garam masala, chat masala, split chick peas powder and salt to taste. Mix to a thick dough.
Grease your palm or use a plastic wrap. Take lumps of the dough and pat into tikkis or flat disc shaped cakes.
Shallow fry on a pan/tawa with a few drops of oil until the cakes turn brown on both sides. Keep turning them carefully though.
Serve hot with any of the chutneys, sauce and hot ginger tea. What better way to celebrate a chilly winter evening.