Travel in Mexico to the land of the Maya

Mexico embodies a spicy and fiery passion for la vida, a bit as her chiles, jalapeƱos and tequila. This spirit is found everywhere, in art, music, history and culture, but also in the way Mexicans enjoy a sense of everyday life. Being contaminated by their wonderful way of being and to discover the attractions of the country is an experience not to be missed, one of those that cannot be missed in the list of winners of globetrotters.

It's difficult to decide to book a trip to Mexico and then not be fascinated, with an amazing feeling and a unique experience that is hard to describe. Yes we are talking about the places, the wonderful sunny beaches, the warm friendly people as also of the cultural wealth and the well known historical aura surrounding this land is to be discovered.

We are of course referring to the Maya and the Aztecs, two populations that have really left their mark permanently in our human history. For completeness sake we will say that the first inhabitants of Me…

Aloo Tikki Recipe

Aloo Tikki Recipe chop

A popular fast food all over the world across cultures the croquette is a kind of fried food stuffed with minced meat or vegetables and sometimes mashed potatoes, cut into bread crumbs, rolled into a cylinder or disk, and then deep fried. The croquette gained a worldwide popularity both as a delicacy as well as an easily produced fast food.

In India, it is known as the Aloo tikki or Potato Cutlet or the Alur chop in Bengali which is a common potato filled croquette served throughout the place, primarily as a snack. It is very famous in North India, served with a stew; mostly served as snacks at home and is also popularly sold by roadside vendors. It is readily available and quite cheap, with a variety of choices.

The Potato croquettes are prepared by mixing in a bowl the mashed Potato with bread crumbs until the mixture is boiled; will form the kibble that and we fry in hot oil until golden brown and serve hot. The maxi croquettes with potatoes are an appetizer prepared with a mixture of egg and potatoes enriched with grated cucumber. The croquettes are a vegetarian version of the most famous potato croquettes and in this recipe I made ​​maxi version, larger and consistent, so that would be perfect as a main dish!

In Bengal the variation of these cutlets include the Alur Chop, Chingri Chop with Shrimp, Potato Chop, Bhetki Chop a very popular fish in Bengal, Beguni stuffed with brinjal slices, Egg Chop, Mochar Chop Banana Flower Chop and many others and is mainly served with fried rice. The different chops are important items in everyday life which makes Indian Street Food so unique and tasty. Enjoy with salad and a selection of sauces or pickles.

Prep Time: 30 mins ♥ Cook Time: 50 mins ♥ Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins ♥ Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition facts per 100 gms: 80 calories, 0.6 grams fat


5 potatoes
1 onion
1 tsp turmeric powder
4 tbsp of oil
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp ginger
2 green chillies
1 tsp cumin powder
2 cloves
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp mint leaves
1 bunch coriander leaves
1 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Method:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt and the potatoes. Cook until tender. Let cool slightly, then peel and mash the potatoes until smooth. Season with a dash of pepper and turmeric. Set aside.

Fry the chopped onion in little oil in a saucepan until golden brown. Add the garlic and ginger to the pan and cook for a minute.

Add the mashed potato, green chillies, coriander leaves and the other ingredients to the mixing bowl with the vinegar, turmeric and seasoning. Mix them well.

Shape the mixture into small balls and form each ball into a cup. Flatten to form round cakes. Lightly coat with bread crumbs.

Heat the remaining oil in a shallow skillet. Add the potato cakes and fry until golden brown. Remove them to paper towels to drain and then arrange on a serving platter.

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