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Chole Tikki, a lip-smacking tikki loved all over India, these tikkis are enjoyed by the entire family, both young and old!


1½ cups chickpeas (chole), soaked for 6-8 hours and boiled

½ medium bunch fresh mint leaves

2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves

1-2 green chillies, finely chopped

1½ teaspoons chole masala

1 teaspoon chaat masala

Salt to taste

2-3 tablespoons breadcrumbs

Oil for deep-frying

30-40 grams processed cheese, cut into 1 cm small cubes

Green chutney for topping

Fresh mint sprig for garnishing


1. Coarsely grind together mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies and chickpeas in an electric food processor. Transfer in a bowl.

2. Add chole masala, chaat masala, salt and breadcrumbs and mix well.

3. Heat some oil in a non-stick pan.

4. Divide the chickpea mixture into equal portion. Make a cavity in the center of each portion, put few cheese cubes, bring the ends together and shape into tikkis.

5. Place each tikki in hot oil and shallow-fry from both sides on low heat till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

6. Top with some green chutney and serve hot garnished mint sprig.

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