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aloo tikki

aloo tikki is a popular north indian snack of spiced, crisp potato patties.

4.19 from 22 votes
total time:
40minutes

aloo tikki recipe with video and step by step photos – 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, a sweet tamarind-jaggery chutney and hot green chutney made from green chillies and coriander. the aloo tikki of north india are 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 same but the spices and the stuffing added in them differs, 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.

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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 a raita or a chutney. aloo tikki make for a good evening tea time snack. its best to serve them hot.

aloo tikki
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aloo tikki

aloo tikki is a popular north indian snack of spiced, crisp potato patties.
course snacks
cuisine indian
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 40 minutes
servings 2
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 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 (dhania powder)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera 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 (dhania patta)
  • 2 tablespoons oil for frying the tikkis or as required
  • salt as required

how to make aloo tikki

preparation for aloo tikki

  1. 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.
  2. now grate the potaoes. i find it easier to grate the potatoes and then mash them.
  3. however, you can also chop them and mash with a potato masher. let the grated or mashed potatoes cool completely.
  4. add the spice powders, salt, corn starch and coriander leaves.
  5. just mix everything very well.

making aloo tikki

  1. divide the mixture into small or medium shaped patties. you can apply some oil on your palms when making the patties or tikkis.
  2. heat oil till its medium hot in a tava or a shallow frying pan. gently place the aloo tikki and pan fry them.

  3. when one side of tikki becomes golden and crisp, turn over and fry the other side of tikki.
  4. gently flip for a couple of times till the aloo tikki are golden and crisp evenly.

  5. once done, then drain the aloo tikki on paper towels to remove excess oil.

  6. 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

recipe 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 aloo tikkis. 

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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 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.

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 aloo 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 the aloo tikki on paper towels to remove excess oil.

fried aloo tikkis

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

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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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.

    • thank you much 🙏

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

    • yes you can do this way.

      • 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.

        Thanks

        • 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. It was good but the taste and crunchiness deferred from the street vendors.

    • thanks pradipta. for the street style crunchiness use breadcrumbs to coat the tikki..

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

    • yes you can freeze them. before frying let the aloo tikkis come to room temp and then fry them.

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