Method of Preparation :
Cook potatoes, peel and mash it. Mix together all the ingredients for covering and keep aside.
Mash cooked dal coarsely with hands. Mix it with all other ingredients for filling and keep aside.
Take a small ball of potato mixture, oil palm slightly, make shallow cup with the ball of potato mixture. Place a tea spoon of dal mixture in centre and seal well and flatten the ball.
Heat oil in a frying pan and fry each tikki on low heat on both sides or shallow fry on a griddle, drizzling oil to make the crust crisp. Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.