aloo paneer tikki recipe - paneer tikki is a very popular indian dish. the indian tikki is same as the western patty that is used in burgers.
boil 4 large sized potatoes with some salt and water in a pressure cooker or microwave oven.
allow the potatoes to cool. then peel them and mash the potatoes.
crumble 125 grams paneer (cottage cheese) and add it to the mashed aloo.
also add black pepper powder (or crushed pepper), cornflour and salt as required.
mix the mixture really well. there should be no lumps. the mixture should be smooth and pliable. if the mixture is slightly loose, then add some more cornflour. cornflour binds the potato mixture. so when you fry the paneer tikkis in oil, they do not crumble.
check the taste. add more seasoning of pepper and salt, if required.
now take a some portion of the mixture in your hands. shape them into balls and then flatten them. make even sized paneer tikkis of the entire mixture.
on a non-stick tava, smear some ghee or oil. place the paneer patties on the tava and on a medium flame fry the paneer patties till they turn golden brown.
you can even shallow fry or deep fry the paneer patties. if deep or shallow frying then use oil and not ghee. if you are using a non stick tava, then you can use ghee or butter.
when browned and crisp from both sides, you can remove paneer tikki from the pan. place the fried tikkis on absorbent napkins to absorb excess oil if any.
serve paneer patties with tomato ketchup or mint chutney.