Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki

5 from 5 votes
Aloo Tikki is a popular Indian street food snack made with boiled potatoes and aromatic spices. These aloo tikkis, known as potato patties, are delicious, crispy, and flavourful. Spicy potato fritters paired with a refreshing chaat dip are the perfect snack for anyone and everyone.

Aloo Tikki is a common street food found on almost every street stall in Pakistan and India. The name aloo tikki comes from the fact that aloo is potato in Urdu and tikki are patties.

So, aloo tikki are basically spiced Indian potato patties and hands up everyone who loves a bit of spice in their life? My hand is definitely up there!

You could say that these spiced potato fitters are to Indians and Pakistanis what the chip is to the British people. Any Pakistani or Indian who says that they don’t like aloo tikki has basically renounced their heritage.

A bit far-fetched, but I think you get the idea as to how well-loved these are and how close to home this recipe is for me.

This crispy famous Indian street food is easy to cook and involves being shallow fried. All the ingredients are easily found and there are no exotic spices used so you can easily prepare this in your kitchen at home.

A good tip for making round aloo tikki is to leave the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes as not only does this allow the flavours to develop but it allows you to shape the potato patties much better.

Aloo tikki can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways. Personally, I love to have aloo tikki with chaat or my homemade yoghurt chutney, but these potato snacks taste great with every kind of condiment from tamarind sauce to tomato ketchup.

You can even transfer this aloo tikki recipe into lunch by buttering and toasting a bun and then adding the potato patty in the middle. Your own homemade aloo tikki burger!

Street food at home! This aloo tikki is a very popular Indian snack similar to a potato croquette found in street stalls all over India and Pakistan.

Aloo tikki is an aromatic and flavourful starter that is so easy to make yet it is bursting full of flavour. Boiled potatoes combined with finely diced onions and a dash of spices these potato patties taste yummy every time.

A perfect after-school snack for the kids or even for yourself, both adults and children alike will love this potato recipe! This aloo tikki recipe can be enjoyed with basically any dip you prefer or aloo tikki can even be eaten as a starter before the main meal!

You can even add these potato patties into a bun to make a delicious and quick aloo tikki burger. So tasty however you choose to enjoy them!

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Aloo Tikki

by Nabeela Kauser
Aloo tikki is a popular Indian street food snack made with boiled potatoes and aromatic spices. These aloo tikkis, known are potato patties, are delicious, crispy, and flavourful.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetiser
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 117 kcal



  • 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: 524mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 230IUVitamin C: 24mgVitamin D: 0.3µgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Aloo, Cooking, Food, Recipe, Tikki
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