Anda Tikki Recipe of Peshawar and Islamabad

Thu Feb 08 2024
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ISLAMABAD: The Anda Tikki is a famous street-style food of Pakistan, adored by many for lunchtime cravings. Crafting it at home is a breeze, requiring only basic ingredients, yet the resulting flavour will undoubtedly beckon you for more.


Split chickpea 1 cup

Salt to taste

Turmeric 1 tbsp

Black pepper 1 tbsp

Garlic cloves 4

Coriander seeds 2 tbsp

Cumin seeds 1 tbsp

Whole red chillies 10-12

Egg 2 (beaten)

Egg 1

Oil 2 tbsp

Onion (chopped) 1 cup

Tomatoes (chopped) 1 cup

Green chilies 2-3

Red chili powder 1 tsp

Salt to taste


  1. Begin by soaking lentils overnight in a bowl.
  2. Next, in a pan, combine water, soaked lentils, turmeric, black pepper, garlic cloves, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and whole red chillies. Boil this mixture for 40 to 45 minutes until the lentils are 85% cooked.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Transfer it to a blender and blend until a smooth, thick paste forms. Shape the mixture into round kababs.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, dip the kababs in beaten egg, and fry until they achieve a light golden brown colour on both sides.
  5. In another pan, heat oil, add onions, and sauté until translucent for about 3 to 4 minutes. Incorporate tomatoes, green chillies, red chilli powder, and salt, cooking the masala for an additional 5 to 6 minutes.
  6. Crack an egg into the masala and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Finally, add the prepared tikkis, ensuring all the masala is well combined.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh coriander for garnish and serve the delectable Anda Tikki with roti and raita.


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