aloo tikki

aloo tikki recipe with video and step by step photos. aloo tikki is a popular north indian snack of spiced, crisp and tasty potato patties.

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in north india, aloo tikki is usually served with chole (spicy chickpea curry), garnished with onions, sweet tamarind-jaggery chutney and hot green chutney made from green chillies and coriander leaves. the aloo tikki of north india is usually stuffed with a spiced filling of peas and paneer or chana dal. this recipe does not have any stuffing.

in western india, aloo tikki is known as aloo pattice or aloo patties. the method of making them is the same but the spices and the stuffing added in them differ, according to the region. alu pattice is usually not stuffed with any filling.

in mumbai it is not served with chole but with ragda (white peas curry) and is also known as ragda pattice.

few tips for making aloo tikki

  1. i always add a binding agent while preparing aloo tikki. it helps to keep the tikkis in shape and they do not crumble while frying.
  2. i have used corn starch, rice flour, bread and even arrow root flour as a binding agent on various occasions. all of them work well. just remember that when you add corn starch, the potato has to be cooled down completely. otherwise the mixture becomes sticky, if corn starch is added to hot or warm potatoes.
  3. if you have leftover bread, then you soak the bread in water. squeeze out the water completely and then add this bread to the potatoes. here bread is added as a binding agent.
  4. you can also coat the tikkis with breadcrumbs before frying. this makes the tikki more crisp. as a variation you can also add cooked green peas to the tikkis.
  5. if making aloo tikki for fasting, then add arrowroot flour or buckwheat flour or water chestnut flour or sago flour. also add rock salt, instead of regular salt.

i usually prepare aloo tikki, if i plan to serve them with punjabi chana masala or make a chaat from them. on occasions, i just serve them plain with raita or a chutney. aloo tikki makes for a good evening tea time snack. its best to serve them hot.

how to make aloo tikki

1. first rinse and then steam or pressure cook the potatoes till they are completely cooked. they have to thoroughly cooked.

pressure cook potatoes to make aloo tikkis

2. now grate the potatoes. i find it easier to grate the potatoes and then mash them. however, you can also chop them and mash with a potato masher. let the grated or mashed potatoes cool completely.

grate potatoes - making aloo tikkis

3. add the spice powders, salt, corn flour and coriander leaves. you can also add rice flour instead of corn flour (corn starch).

add spices - making aloo tikki recipe

4. just mix everything very well.

mix aloo tikki ingredients

5. divide the mixture into small or medium shaped patties. you can apply some oil on your palms when making the patties or tikkis.

aloo tikkis or patties

making aloo tikki

6. heat 2 tbsp oil till its medium hot in a tava or a shallow frying pan. gently place the tikki and pan-fry them.

fry the aloo tikkis, frying aloo pattice

7. when one side of tikki becomes golden and crisp, turn over and fry the other side of tikki.

frying aloo tikkis

8. gently flip for a couple of times till the aloo tikki are golden and crisp evenly.

frying aloo tikkis

9. once done, then drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil.

fried aloo tikkis

9. serve aloo tikki plain with coriander chutney & tamarind chutney. you can also serve these potato patties with sweet yogurt raita. or make a frankie or wrap.

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few more tasty snacks recipes !

  • aloo chaat – this is one of the easiest chaat recipes that one can make with potatoes.
  • aloo tikki chole – potato patties served with a spicy north indian chickpea curry along with various chutneys.
  • aloo tikki burger – crisp aloo cutlet sandwiched in burger buns and then topped with veggies and spiced with chutneys.
  • frankie recipe – a delicious frankie made with thin wheat rotis stuffed with crisp aloo cutlet, veggies and yogurt raita.

Aloo Tikki

4.5 from 26 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:40 mins
Course:snacks
Cuisine:indian
Servings (change the number to scale):2
aloo tikki
aloo tikki is a popular north indian snack of spiced, crisp potato patties.
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

INGREDIENTS

  • 300 grams potatoes OR 3 medium sized potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder OR 1 to 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (ground coriander)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dry ginger powder (saunth powder) or ½ tsp minced ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • 1.5 to 2 tablespoon corn flour (corn starch) or rice flour or arrowroot flour, add as required
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chopped coriander leaves

    (cilantro leaves)

  • 2 tablespoons oil for frying the tikkis or as required
  • salt as required

INSTRUCTIONS

preparation

  • first rinse and then steam or pressure cook the potatoes till they are falling apart. they have to thoroughly cooked. once they are cooked, drain them completely, if you have used a pressure cooker or a pot for cooking the potatoes.
  • now grate the potaoes. i find it easier to grate the potatoes and then mash them.
  • however, you can also chop them and mash with a potato masher. let the grated or mashed potatoes cool completely.
  • add the spice powders, salt, corn starch and coriander leaves.
  • just mix everything very well.

making aloo tikki

  • divide the mixture into small or medium shaped patties. you can apply some oil on your palms when making the patties or tikkis.
  • heat oil till its medium hot in a tava or griddle or a shallow frying pan. gently place the aloo tikki and pan fry them.
  • when one side of tikki becomes golden and crisp, turn over and fry the other side of tikki.
  • gently flip for a couple of times till the aloo tikki are golden and crisp evenly.
  • once done, then drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • serve aloo tikki plain with coriander chutney & tamarind chutney. you can also serve them with a sweet yogurt raita or make wraps or rolls with them.

RECIPE VIDEO

NOTES

if making aloo tikki for fasting
  1. add arrowroot flour or buckwheat flour or water chestnut flour or sago flour.
  2. use rock salt, instead of regular salt.
  3. recipe makes 5 to 6 tikki. 
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65 comments/reviews

  1. Wow lovely recipes and easy prepration methods.I am really proud.God bless you.
    Retired Chef and Hospitality Consultant,New Delhi,India.

  2. Hi, can we make patties the previous night, refrigerate them and then fry in the morning for lunch box?
    Thanks,
    Vani

      • Tried the recipe and they came out good. Thank you Dassana Amit. The only extra ingredient I added was cinnamon powder and that gave nice flavor to the tikkis and with your permission I would like to post this recipe in my blog.

        Thanks5 stars

        • Welcome Sri Vani. Thanks for your positive feedback. Yes you can post this aloo tikki recipe in your blog in your own words. You can give a credit link back to this tikki recipe post.

  3. Hi, can we preserve home made aloo tikki in freezer, the way we get ready made tikki of McCain.

  4. Can I use the same recipe for cooking in air fryer? I’d be great to get air-fryer cooking versions if possible.5 stars

  5. very nice recipes, i want to write a guest post on your site, how can i write? plz guide me.

  6. i tried it for first time and hit was a big hit in my family ,and pictures helped me a lot !!!5 stars

  7. I used to make aalu tikki at home.. so here is a tip. you can add bread crumbs as well in mixture of tikki so it gives more crunchy to tikkis.5 stars

  8. Hi mam, I usually visit this site. Ur recipes always turn out to be good. Whenever I have tried any recipe for the first time, it always came out to be yummmmmyy. Keep it up mam.

  9. Can I use cornflour,instead of corn starch for the alootikis?
    What s the difference,I would like to know.Thankyou

    • corn flour as we call in india is corn starch only. outside india, its called as corn starch. corn starch is white colored flour. whereas corn flour as its called outside india or maize flour is yellow colored flour. you can use corn flour and even corn starch.

    • you can use besan instead of corn flour. just roast the besan lightly in a small pan till its aromatic and then add to the mashed potatoes mixture.

  10. Hi maam, This is Deepthi and i am a big fan of yours.You are an amazing cook.The way you explain each and every recipes is incredible.If i have any doubt while cooking i simply look up to your blog.keep up the good work maam.the way you reply to all our comments itself motivates us .thank you

  11. nice and looked easy to me but when I tried it my tikki just broke and the stuff got messed up please help.

    • some more corn flour would have helped the tikki to hold shape. when the binding agent is less in tikki or cutlets, then some more always can be added.

  12. Hi, thanks fro sharing this easy recipe, I have tried it with rice flour, it became tikki but not very crispy and the edges were more softer, please share me how to improve.4 stars

    • the secret in getting the tikki crispy, is to shallow fry and on a low flame. slow cooking makes the edges and top crispy. you can also coat the tikkis with breadcrumbs or crushed corn flakes and this would also give a crisp texture.

    • yes you can prepare the aloo tikki mixture in the night. keep in the fridge. before preparing the tikkis, bring the mixture to room temperature. or else they will absorb extra oil.

  13. Can d aloo tikki be prepared and kept in the refrigerator at night.. n aloo tikkis be made in d following morning?4 stars

  14. Love the recipe and the pictures . Thank you for posting . Going to make this for my husband today .

  15. Hi Dasanna.I am frequent visitor to your site.To begin with,you have an amazing assortment of dishes.I mean,”you ask for it and you have it ,kinds”.The way you elucidate each recipe is outstanding!!..crisp and clear..all the very best,ciao.
    Thank you

  16. Hi Dassana,
    Thanks for this recipe, it turns out great. I made 1 tikki with fresh mixture, and the other 1 I refrigerated for next day. There was a difference between 2 patties at the time of frying. The fresh 1 had a solid crust from top which was gud, but the other 1 came out soggy.
    Can you please tell me the recipe of tikki which I can refrigerate and have a solid crust from top at the time of frying.

    • welcome vineet. thanks for sharing your positive feedback on aloo tikki. before using refrigerated tikki mixture, bring it at room temperature by keeping it out for some time. 2nd thing you can do it to roll the mixture in bread crumbs and then fry it. it will give some crispness. but best is to make fresh aloo tikki recipe.

  17. Thanks Dassana for such good recipes. The way u explained it is awesome. Please tellme some receipes for kids.

    • thank you vibha… i would have written about some kid recipes…. but i do not have enough time to do so. all the recipes that are waiting to be posted by me are general recipes.. not specifically meant for kids…
      i suggest you to search on google or yahoo and you will come across a lot of kid recipes on the internet.