Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Aloo Tikki Recipe

Aloo Tikki Recipe
Aloo Tikki is a popular North Indian street food, there are so many chaat recipes which uses aloo tikki as base. I make veg cutlet often for mittu as thats one of the few ways I sneak in veggies for her, and to me aloo tikki sounded like a simplified version of veg cutlet :)

I saw a aloo tikki recipe with chana dal filling but I wanted to make a simple aloo tikki this time as I planned for a chaat recipe(coming soon) using the tikkis. I have tasted aloo tikki few times and the best one I liked is at Agarwals, guess they use ghee for toasting and it tastes yum...yes thats a sinful indulgence:)

Weather here is demanding some hot fried snacks and this one fitted the bill aptly...I just clicked them today but couldnt wait to share the recipe so here I am with the aloo tikki recipe.

You can serve it with sweet and green chutney or with just tomato ketchup, either ways it tastes yum , but my vote is for sweet chutney :)

Aloo Tikki Recipe 

Aloo Tikki Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Makes : 8 tikkis
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Potato - 2 and 1/2 medium sized (comes to 1.5 cups after mashing)
Bread Crumbs - 1/3 cup
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Chat Masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Leaves - 1/2 tbsp finely chopped
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
Cooking Oil - to toast
Salt - to taste


  1. Cut each potato into 2 halves and pressure cook for 4 whistles or until soft.Peel off the skin and mash it well without any lumps.Add red chilli powder,garam masala powder,cumin powder,chat masala powder,lemon juice,coriander leaves and required salt to the mashed potatoes.
    How to make aloo tikki - Step1
  2. Mix well to form a smooth dough.Pinch a lemon sized ball and roll it well, then flatten them into round patties as shown below.How to make aloo tikki - Step2
  3. Roll the patties in breadcrumbs so that it coats well on all sides.Now finish the batter by repeating the process.I just made 6 tikkis for click sake and reserved the batter for later use.How to make aloo tikki - Step3
  4. Heat dosa pan - drizzle oil, add the aloo tikkis and toast well on both sides till they turn golden brown and slightly crisp.How to make aloo tikki - Step4
Serve hot with sweet chutney or tomato sauce.
Aloo Tikki Recipe

My Notes:

  • You can add 1/2 tbsp rice flour / cornflour if the dough becomes watery,but dont add more as the tikkis will become hard.
  • Coating them with breadcrumbs then toasting gives a crispy outer layer and soft inside.
  • You can even add 1/4 cup boiled peas along with potato.
  • I used my potato masher to mash the potatoes, if you don't have one then mash it well with a laddle.
  • The dough should be tight enough to hold together, if the dough is watery / runny then your tikkis will break when you toast them.
  • Alternatively you can deep fry them too.But if prefer to deep fry then add cornflour with the dough to make it stiff.
  • If you are toasting, toast in low medium heat.
  • Flip over the tikkis gently while toasting them in tawa.
  • I used my cast iron dosa tawa to toast, you can even use nonstick dosa tawa.
  • Replace chat masala powder with amchur powder whichever is available , use that.
  • You can even stuff boiled channa dal / sprouts inside the tikkis for taste variation.
  • You can even toast the tikkis in ghee.
Aloo Tikki Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Bread crumps is not added to ingredients Ka..

  2. Yummy Aloo Tikki...Mouth waterings pictures too...good job Sharmilee...

  3. it looks so yammy sharmi. thanks for the recipe

  4. It looks so yummy sharmi. Thanks for the recipe

  5. Hi, I have a doubt - how will breadcrumbs around the tikki get cooked? As we are toasting only the top and bottom?

    1. Breadcrumbs cooks easily, you are toasting it by flipping over so it will get cooked. But still if you are concerned then you can deep fry them.

  6. Love the color of the tikkis, this is one of my household fav snacks :) and me too love it with sweet chutney

  7. Excellent they are and seriously cant resist to them.

  8. i tried this with wholewheat bread today .But i did not get this golden colour otherwise good only.What could be the reason?

    1. That shouldn't be a problem, toast for little more time and see.....

  9. is breadcrupms like a flour?? Dnt have any idea abt breadcrumps where to find it?

    1. Just toast the bread until crisp and powder it to get breadcrumbs...even more easy method id to get rusk and powder it.

  10. Hey thanks a ton... Was looking out for a perfect yet simple aloo tikki recipe.. None of the other blogs had a perfect pic as yours n if d pic was good recipe wasnt this simple... N wen I read abt agarwal got to know u r from Cbe... I'm from Cbe too... :)) instant connection I felt :)

    Thank u...

  11. Such a fabulous dish.Compare to other dish this was so yummy and Delicious..

  12. Can we have an alternative for bread crumbs?


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