Aloo Tikki

AlooTikkiFeature

Aloo Tikki – yet another popular chaat recipe from India, which is pretty popular in other neighboring countries also. Aloo means potato and tikki means cutlets. These are potato cutlets prepared with boiled and mashed potatoes along with other spices. I prepared this as a “No onion No Garlic” tikki. What I like about these tikkis is, they are perfect snack by themselves and they can be served in multiple ways and also they form the base for many other chaats too.

AlooTikki

This tikki can be served along with chole or just with green and sweet chutneys and that’s how I am presenting today. Nothing exotic and keeping it simple for today, but stay tuned for another interesting recipe with this aloo tikki tomorrow. I love these tikkis as they follow my favorite principle “Prep Once Serve Twice” concept. :-) In fact I will be posting few recipes, which follow “Prep Once Serve Twice” concept in the coming weeks.

As I deep-fried my beetroot cutlets, I went with pan-frying these tikkis making it guilt free snack. This can be baked too. Once the potatoes are cooked, this recipe can be put together under 30 minutes. Without any further delay, here is the famous Aloo Tikki recipe,

AlooTikkiChaat

Ingredients:

  • Small potatoes -8
  • Corn Starch – 2 tbsps
  • Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  • Chaat Masala – 1 tsp
  • Jal Jeera Masala – 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Salt – 2 tsps
  • Chopped Cilantro – 3 tbsps
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • For garnishing and serving
  • Green Chutney – as required
  • Sweet Chutney – as required
  • Cilantro, Sev or Pomegrante Arils as required.

Prep-Work:

  • Boil the potatoes in you preferred way and let it cool down. Then peel the skin and mash it down. I microwave the potatoes without adding in water in the potato setting. So moisture content in the potatoes are comparatively less. But if you steaming in the traditional stove top method or pressure cooking, please remove the potatoes from water as soon they are cooked. If the water content is high, we need to add more corn starch and also we might end up using more oil while pan frying.

Steps:

  • Mash the boil potatoes and to this all the other ingredients (Corn Starch, red chilly powder, chaat masala, jal jeera msala, salt and cilantro) except oil. 

AlooTikkiStep1

  • Mix them nicely like below. Check for salt and spice. If required adjust the spices accordingly.

AlooTikkiStep2

  • Then pinch a small lemon sized balls and shape them into round balls like below.

AlooTikkiStep3

  • Then flatten them into small tikkis.

AlooTikkiStep4

  • Now heat the tava or wide skillet and add about 1 tbsps of oil. Reduce the heat to medium.
  • Place about 4 to 5 tikkis and pan fry them till they turn brown on both sides. If required add 1 tsp of oil while flipping. I let them cook for about 1 minute one side and then flipped them and cooked them again for one minute. Then 20 seconds again on both sides.

AlooTikkiStep5

  • Here is my cooked aloo tikki.

AlooTikkiStep6

Assembling and Serving:

PotatoPatty

  • Aloo tikki can be served in multiple ways and can be used in many other recipes. But aloo tikki by itself is a filling snack. I just serve it with sweet chutney and green chutney topped with sev or just with ketchup.
  • You can also serve this with chole. Stay tuned for another interesting recipe with these tikkis which is coming tomorrow.

Notes:

AlooTikkiCloseup

  • If the cooked potatoes has more moisture, more more corn starch while mixing.
  • Adjust the salt and spices as per your preference.
  • Grated carrots, cauliflower and cabbage can be added to make it veggie tikki.

Aloo Tikki
Indian Potato Patty - Aloo tikki is a spicy and savory potato patty which are pan fried and served along with sweet and green chutney.
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. Small potatoes -8
  2. Corn Starch - 2 tbsps
  3. Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
  4. Chaat Masala - 1 tsp
  5. Jal Jeera Masala - 1/4 tsp (optional)
  6. Salt - 2 tsps
  7. Chopped Cilantro - 3 tbsps
  8. Oil for shallow frying
  9. For garnishing and serving
  10. Green Chutney - as required
  11. Sweet Chutney - as required
  12. Cilantro, Sev or Pomegrante Arils as required.
Prep-Work
  1. Boil the potatoes in you preferred way and let it cool down. Then peel the skin and mash it down. I microwave the potatoes without adding in water in the potato setting. So moisture content in the potatoes are comparatively less. But if you steaming in the traditional stove top method or pressure cooking, please remove the potatoes from water as soon they are cooked. If the water content is high, we need to add more corn starch and also we might end up using more oil while pan frying.
Steps
  1. Mash the boil potatoes and to this all the other ingredients (Corn Starch, red chilly powder, chaat masala, jal jeera msala, salt and cilantro) except oil.
  2. Mix them nicely like below. Check for salt and spice. If required adjust the spices accordingly.
  3. Then pinch a small lemon sized balls and shape them into round balls like below.
  4. Then flatten them into small tikkis.
  5. Now heat the tava or wide skillet and add about 1 tbsps of oil. Reduce the heat to medium.
  6. Place about 4 to 5 tikkis and pan fry them till they turn brown on both sides. If required add 1 tsp of oil while flipping. I let them cook for about 1 minute one side and then flipped them and cooked them again for one minute. Then 20 seconds again on both sides.
  7. Here is my cooked aloo tikki.
Assembling and Serving
  1. Aloo tikki can be served in multiple ways and can be used in many other recipes. But aloo tikki by itself is a filling snack. I just serve it with sweet chutney and green chutney topped with sev or just with ketchup.
  2. You can also serve this with chole. Stay tuned for another interesting recipe with these tikkis which is coming tomorrow.
Notes
  1. If the cooked potatoes has more moisture, more more corn starch while mixing.
  2. Adjust the salt and spices as per your preference.
  3. Grated carrots, cauliflower and cabbage can be added to make it veggie tikki.
Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen http://www.vidhyashomecooking.com/

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 68

 Loading InLinkz ...

41 thoughts on “Aloo Tikki

  1. Pingback: Sweet Potato Chaat | Shakarkandi ki Chaat

Would love hear back from you. Drop in your feedback and comments. Thanks