Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Achaari Tikki / Pickle Potatoes Cutlets

Chitra Pal Achaari Tikki  Pickle Potatoes Cutlets

These spicy, homemade, easy to cook cutlets are so tempting, that you can fall in love with them. You can serve them as party snack instead of those frozen cutlets you buy from market. You don’t need any fancy item here and you can make them as wraps next morning if you have nay leftovers or make extra. Fill them in pita bread with salad leaves and hummus.. Hope you guys enjoy them with your family and friends.


1. 3 Potatoes

2. 1 tsp of anaardana / pomegranate seeds

3. Salt to taste

4. 1 tsp of red chili powder

5. Oil for shallow frying

6. 4 tbsp of dry flour (used whole wheat)

For Filing

7. 3 tbsp of your favorite pickle (used spicy mango pickle in this recipe)

8. 1 cup of roasted moong daal (used Haldriam Moong daal packet)

9. 2 tbsp of fresh cilantro / dhaniya leaves

Chitra Pal Achaari Tikki Daal mixtureChitra Pal Achaari Tikki Mash PotatoesChitra Pal Achaari Tikki filling1Chitra Pal Cutlets of Achaari Tikki

Chitra Pal Achaari Tikki shallow fry


1. Boil potatoes and peel them.

2. In one mixing bowl mash potatoes and mix salt, red chili powder, anaardana and mix it well. If you think that mixture is little wet you can add little bit of flour.

3. In another mixing bowl add pickle, cilantro leaves and moong daal and mix it well.

4. Heat oil in a non stick pan.

5. Now start making small balls of potato mixture and flatten them in center.

6. Add mixture of pickle in center and close the cutlet carefully.

7. Now press the cutlet carefully, so that it does not break open. Use dry flour on counter table for this, in this way it will not slip from your hands.

8. Keep making the cutlets and then shallow fry them 4-5 minutes each side or until golden brown.

9. Now in a serving plate place this cutlet in centre, sprinkle cilantro leaves on top and tomato ketchup around the cutlet. Serve hot.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dream come true :)

Chitra Pal with Nadia G, Kelsey Nixon, Ben Sargent

Long time dream come true. I have been so inspired by all the food network stars since long. Always thought of that day when I will meet them , what will I say, what will I do first or how will I react.

Chitra Pal with Ben Sargent

It’s a lifetime opportunity when you meet your stars, your favorite TV stars, Actors, Sports stars etc. Everybody has their own ideals who they want to be, who inspire them of doing something in their life, well for me they are Culinary Artists, Chefs anyone related to Food. So when I got to know that they are coming to NY, I could not stop myself. I had to go and see them, meet them, and had a great experience.

Chitra Pal Stars

I have learnt so much from Rachel Ray (in Black T), her show Rachel Ray - 30 Minute Meal, Kelsey Nixon ( in check shirt) from her show Kelsey Essentials - Cooking Channel, Ben Sargent from his show Hook, Line and Dinner - Cooking Channel and last but not the least, my husband’s and mine favt, Nadia G (in Pink) her show Bitchin' Kitchen. Hope to see them more.


I wish everybody gets their dream come true and everybody can meet their stars one day soon.

Till then enjoy cooking