aloo tikki burger recipe, north indian style aloo tikki burger recipe

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aloo tikki burger recipe with step by step photos – all my indian readers surely know of the well known mc donald’s aloo tikki burger. well this post is not trying to replicate the mc donald’s aloo tikki burger recipe, but a north indian street food that is often sold on the streets of delhi and gurgaon.

i remember me and hubby loved to gorge on these aloo tikki burgers so much, that we would often go to this street vendor making these near our home in delhi and have the aloo tikkis served warm to us sandwiched in between the buns with the butter, chutneys & sliced veggies. the warm burgers along with dahi papdi chaat would be our evening snack.

so this recipe of aloo tikki burger comes very close to the ones served by street food vendors. here i have made the recipe more healthy by using home made whole wheat buns and addition of lettuce & cucumber.

also i have not fried the potato patties in too much oil. when street food snacks are made at home, you can make them very healthy for your family and still enjoy the deliciousness.

to make these burgers, you can make the chutneys a night before and store in the fridge. the whole wheat buns can be homemade or readymade. these are a bit dense buns, hence am not posting the recipe.

if lettuce leaves are not available, then add blanched cabbage leaves. you can also add grated carrots and beetroot as a topping on the patties. its best to use both the sweet tamarind dates chutney and coriander chutney. but one kind of chutney will also do. i did not have the sweet chaat chutney, hence just made the coriander chutney.

if you want you can even make some french fries and serve with the burgers. after all we are so used to having french fries with burgers accompanied with a tomato sauce. for a healthier option bake or roast the french fries.

if you don’t have onions, then just avoid adding the onions in the burger toppings. this aloo tikki or potato patties is a slightly different version, than the aloo tikki, i had previously posted. you can use this recipe or the other one posted before. both are equally good.

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check aloo tikki frankie, dahi aloo tikki, aloo tikki chole, aloo paneer tikki, ragda patties, veg pizza and veg burger recipe.

aloo tikki burger recipe details below:

4.7 from 13 votes
aloo tikki burger recipe
prep time
20 mins
cook time
20 mins
total time
40 mins
aloo tikki burger recipe - crisp golden potato patties sandwiched in burger buns topped with veggies and spiced with chutneys. good to look at and good to eat too.
course: appetizers, snacks
cuisine: north indian
servings: 5 to 6 aloo tikki burgers
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
for the aloo tikki:
  • 2 medium sized potatoes (aloo)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1.5 tablespoon rice flour OR corn flour (corn starch)
  • 1 or 2 tablespoon oil for frying the potato patties
  • black salt or rock salt (sendha namak) as required
buns & the toppings:
  • 5 to 6 burger buns
  • 1 small tomato - thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion - thinly sliced
  • 4 to 5 lettuce leaves, chopped if large - or kept whole if small
  • chaat masala as required
  • coriander chutney as required
  • tamarind dates chutney as required
  • chaat masala as required
  • some butter for applying on the buns - optional (dairy or vegan)
how to make recipe
  1. boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker or steamer till they become soft and are completely cooked.
  2. peel and mash them when they are warm.
  3. add all the spice powders and salt and mix well.
  4. add the rice flour or corn flour and again mix well.
  5. shape into round patties and pan fry the tikkis till they are crisp and golden from both sided.
  6. slice the burger buns horizontally and pan fry in some oil or butter till lightly crisp. don't toast them.
  7. apply the chutney or chutneys on the slices. you can even apply some butter first before applying the chutney.
  8. place the aloo tikki on slice.
  9. top the sliced vegetables, lettuce sprinkled with some chaat masala.
  10. cover with the other slice.
  11. insert a tooth pick on the burger.
  12. make all the aloo tikki burgers this way.
  13. serve aloo tikki burger immediately accompanied with french fries, coriander chutney or tomato sauce.

step by step aloo tikki burger recipe – north indian style:

1: peel and mash the boiled potatoes with a potato masher or with the back of a wooden spoon or a fork. do this when the potatoes are still warm. its easier to mash them when they are hot or warm.

2: add all the spice powders and salt. mix well.

3: add rice flour or corn starch. i have used rice flour.

4: mix well.

5: shape into flat round patties.

6: heat some a tbsp of oil on a flat tava or frying pan. place the potato tikkis on the pan.

7: whilst the patties or tikkis are frying, slice the onions, tomatoes, cucumber.

8: here are the tikkis browned and crisp from both sides.

9: place the tikkis towards the edge of the pan, so that they are still warm. smear some oil in the center and lightly roast the sliced bread buns.

10: apply the mint-coriander or coriander chutney on one side.

11: place the aloo tikki on this slice.

12: top with the sliced onions, tomatoes and cucumber.

13: sprinkle some chaat masala.

14: place the lettuce.

15: apply the chutney again on the other slice. if you have sweet chaat chutney, you can apply this chutney on the other slice. another variation is to apply both the chutneys on both the slices along with some butter.

16: cover the bun to make a delicious burger. insert a tooth pick in the center of the burger. you can also place a glazed cherry inserted in the tooth pic in the center.

17: make all aloo tikki burgers this way. serve aloo tikki burger with tomato sauce and some coriander chutney or sweet chaat chutney by the side… whatever you prefer.

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This post was last modified on November 2, 2016, 7:46 pm

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  • Yummy Yummy Yummy Dassana :), your posts always remind me of Delhi....Hugs :)

    • i made this aloo tikki..its tastes good...but that crispiness exist in mac d aloo tikki..never comes in my case..i also try ur veg cutlet...it itaste gud..bt still crispiness is missing...pls help

      • this recipe is not like the mac aloo tikki burger. its more the tikki burgers we get in north india. to get that crisp outer coating, the tikki is dipped in a maida paste or besan/rice flour paste and then coated with bread crumbs. to get more crispness, this method is done twice. you can check this veg burger recipes, where the patties are more crisp.
        recipe link - https://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/veg-burger-recipe-veggie-burger/

  • You know, I totally agree with the fact that you have stated in your blog i.e. "when street food snacks are made at home, you can make them very healthy for your family and still enjoy the deliciousness." - It is so true & it comes out very well.
    Lovely, lovely tikki!!

  • Thank you so much for this amazing looking recipe! I love healthy recipes and I will look forward to trying it out and sharing it with my followers at TianaGustafson.com. As Arnold says "I'll be back" :) Thanks again!

  • Hey dassana..I made aloo tikki burger for breakfast today and it was yummy and so healthy..thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • Thank you for sharing this recipe, i ate something similar while on holiday and have craved them ever since! I finally got round to making it for my family tonight and they were delicious :) I'll definitely be cooking more of your recipes.

  • Mcd ke aalu tikki burger mai jo orange red sauce hota hai voh kaise banta hai plz answer

  • Hello,

    The photos looked amazing and I happened to come across good quality bread so there it was! I decided to make this recipe. This is the first one I tried from your website and very rarely do we find time to say thank you.....so this is a message to say thank you! We loved it and I pigged out on two burgers. Just one question - how to avoid the cornflour taste...i mean, how do i know the tikkis are cooked from within, else the powder taste comes through...I kept it on the pan for a longer time anyway....but would like it to be perfect next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you once again

    • welcome and thanks kashmira. if the patties become crisp from the top, then by that time the corn flour also gets cooked. its best to cook these patties on a low to medium flame. if you cook on a high flame then the top will get cooked but the inside will remain uncooked and you will get corn flour taste.

  • Very simple and nice recipe, But i think instead or frying buns on tava i would prefer deep fry with planty of oil it sounds unhelthy but bleave me it is not. Actually it will increase the taste tremendously. And please don't cut the buns in two half before frying. Thank you.

    • i know frying buns gives a nice taste and texture. in fact when we made burgers first time in our cooking practicals in college, we fried the buns in oil. but we has sliced the buns and then fried them. the burgers that we made that day were yummy, not to mention the amount of fat they had :-)

  • I was seriously very well and I appreciate u Dassana for this recipe It was yummier than I thought it would be thanks

  • I learned recently how easy veggie burgers are to make! I actually like them better than store bought. Those also look simple to make and delicious.

  • Hi Dassana,
    I tried the aloo tikki burger today and it turned out wonderful!! :) Although, I couldn't find the dates for tamarind and dates chutney, I just made without them.
    Thank you so much for posting it :) :)

  • Hey hi.. Although I love the receipies n the ease of cooking with pics u post along with them... If I may ask .. Why do you only make veg... Can u please try to include non veg too... I mean I'm not much of a veg person... Hope u can do something bout it..
    Thanks for the sczhewan sauce receipe I've been looking for one for long n finally will try the one here sooooooon.
    :) take care

    • welcome heena. glad to know that you liked the recipes. i am a vegetarian and thats why can only post those recipes which i cook at home. i hope you understand my position.

  • Made aloo tikki Burger today it came well , most important part is all ingredients for tikki r easily available in the kitchen also tried tawa paneer masala which was lip smacking
    Thanx for ur recipe

    • thanks for the feedback on the both the recipes malikah. agree that when cooking, the ingredients should be easily available in the kitchen.

  • I am glad i tried your burger recipe. The aloo tikkis came iut awesome and my kids loved it to the core. Thank you for sharing this amazing veggie burger recipe. I have followed a lot of your recipes and an a fan.

  • In north india aloo tikkis are deep fried
    I was wondering if we can deep fry those tikkis instead of putting it on tawa.
    Btw those burgers taste awsm

    • What I have seen in north india (delhi) is that the tikkis are shallow fried on tawa. In deep frying, they might break in oil.

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