Aloo Tikki
Aloo Tikki
5 from 7 votes
Whip up some vibrant flavours with aloo tikki, a popular North Indian snack! A delightful play of spices and potato, it's as exciting to make as it is to savour. Get ready to tease your taste buds and explore the culinary culture of India.
Aloo Tikki

When it comes to comfort food that’s bursting with flavor, my go-to recipe is Aloo Tikki. Originating from the streets of India, this delightful dish combines mashed potatoes with an array of aromatic spices to create crispy, golden-brown patties that are simply irresistible.

Despite its exotic origins, Aloo Tikki is surprisingly easy to make, making it perfect for beginners in the kitchen. With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you can whip up a batch of these mouthwatering potato patties to impress your friends and family.

Expert Tip: Ensure that the potatoes are cooked until they are soft but not mushy. This will allow them to mash easily and create a smooth texture for the Aloo Tikki.


Potatoes: Potatoes form the base of this recipe, providing a hearty and comforting texture to the patties. They act as a binding agent, holding the ingredients together while offering a satisfying taste.

Onion: Finely diced onion adds a sweet and savory flavor to the Aloo Tikki. When cooked, it caramelizes slightly, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.

Crushed Chillies: Crushed chillies bring a subtle heat to the patties, adding a touch of spice without overpowering the other flavors.

Turmeric Powder: Turmeric powder not only imparts a vibrant yellow color to the Aloo Tikki but also adds earthy undertones and health benefits.

Cumin Seeds: Cumin seeds offer a warm and nutty flavor to the patties, enhancing their aromatic profile.

Coriander Powder: Ground coriander lends a citrusy and slightly sweet flavor to the Aloo Tikki, complementing the other spices.

Green Chillies: Sliced green chillies provide a fresh and zesty kick to the patties, balancing the richness of the potatoes.

Salt: Salt enhances the overall taste of the dish, bringing out the flavors of the other ingredients.

Coriander: Fresh coriander leaves add a burst of freshness and a pop of green color to the Aloo Tikki, elevating its visual appeal and flavor.

Eggs: Whisked eggs serve as a binding agent, helping to hold the patties together and creating a crispy exterior when fried.

Expert Tip: Be mindful of the size of the potato chunks when boiling. Cutting them into smaller, equal-sized pieces will help them cook more evenly and reduce the overall cooking time.

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy Aloo Tikki as a standalone snack, served hot and crispy straight from the pan.
  • Pair it with a tangy tamarind chutney or mint yogurt dip for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Serve Aloo Tikki as a side dish alongside your favorite Indian main course, such as chicken tikka masala or vegetable biryani.
  • Create a mouthwatering chaat by topping Aloo Tikki with chopped onions, tomatoes, yogurt, and a drizzle of chutneys for a delicious street food experience.
  • Make it a complete meal by sandwiching Aloo Tikki between buttered buns and adding lettuce, tomatoes, and your favorite condiments for a tasty potato burger.

Expert Tip: When frying the Aloo Tikki, resist the temptation to flip them too early. Allowing them to cook undisturbed for at least 3 minutes on each side will help them develop a crispy exterior without falling apart.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use other types of potatoes for this recipe?

Yes, you can use various types of potatoes, such as Maris Piper or Yukon Gold, depending on your preference. However, red potatoes are commonly used and provide a creamy texture to the Aloo Tikki.

Can I make Aloo Tikki ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the Aloo Tikki ahead of time and refrigerate them. When ready to serve, simply reheat them in a preheated oven or toaster oven until heated through and crispy.

Can I freeze Aloo Tikki?

Yes, you can freeze Aloo Tikki for later use. After shaping the patties, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze until firm. Once frozen, transfer the patties to a freezer-safe bag or container and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. To cook, thaw the patties in the refrigerator overnight and then fry them as directed in the recipe.

Can I bake Aloo Tikki instead of frying?

Yes, you can bake Aloo Tikki for a healthier alternative to frying. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and place the shaped patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly brush the patties with oil and bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden and crispy.

Can I make Aloo Tikki without eggs?

Yes, you can omit the eggs from the recipe if you prefer not to use them. Instead, you can dip the shaped patties in a mixture of cornstarch and water before frying to help them hold their shape.

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Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki

by Nabeela Kauser
Whip up some vibrant flavours with aloo tikki, a popular North Indian snack! A delightful play of spices and potato, it's as exciting to make as it is to savour. Get ready to tease your taste buds and explore the culinary culture of India.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetiser
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 6
Calories 117 kcal


  • 3 Potatoes
  • 1 Onions
  • 1 tsp Crushed Chillies
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Coriander Handful
  • 2 Eggs Whisked
  • Water


  • Add water into a saucepan and bring to a boil
  • Whilst the water is boiling peel the potatoes and cut into smaller, equal-sized chunks to allow for the potatoes to cook quicker – many different varieties of potatoes can be used, such as Maris Piper or Yukon Gold potatoes, but I personally always use red potatoes
  • Add the potatoes into the pan and leave to gently simmer until the potatoes are soft
  • Whilst the potatoes are boiling peel and finely dice the onion and finely slice the green chilli and the coriander – it is important that you cut these ingredients up finely to ensure that you do not have chunks of onions or coriander in your aloo tikki
  • Drain the potatoes and mash the potatoes using a potato masher until there are not large chunks of potatoes
  • Whilst the potatoes are still hot add the finely diced onions, crushed chillies, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, coriander powder, green chill, salt and coriander then mix to combine ensuring that the ingredients are all evenly distributed
  • Add some oil or water on to your hands and create a flat round patty that is approximately 1cm thick
  • Whilst you are creating the rest of the patties add some oil into a pan and heat up the oil
  • Dip the patties into a whisked egg and immediately add into the hot oil then allow to cook for at least 3 minutes on medium heat then flip over and cook for a further 3 minutes – it is important that you do not flip the patties too early as this will cause the patties to break apart
  • Serve alongside your favourite dip and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 447mgPotassium: 524mgFibre: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 230IUVitamin C: 24mgVitamin D: 0.3µgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Aloo, Cooking, Food, Potato, Recipe, Tikki
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