Aloo Tikki

Aloo tikkis ( Potato patties) are a popular North Indian street food. Served up on its own or in Ragada Patties, they make for a lip smacking snack. Typically they are shallow fried and seasoned with herbs and spices. My version of the Aloo tikki is simple, has very few ingredients and prefer to deep fry it when serving it as an appetizer on its own.

You will need:
For the Tikkis:

2 large potatoes (Russet), boiled, peeled and grated
1 tsp Red chilli powder (adj. to taste)
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Chopped Cilantro
2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup

2-3 tbsp Cornstarch
Oil for deep frying

Combine all of the tikki ingredients in a medium bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Shape into 2 inch wide patties and set aside. 

In a shallow bowl, mix cornstarch with little water to form smooth slurry. Dip each prepared aloo tikki in the cornstarch mixture and set aside for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil in a deep pan. 

When the oil is hot, fry the tikkis on both sides until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with Mint chutney, hot sauce or plain ol’ ketchup. 


  1. Love aloo tikki... used to eat it a lot when I was in India... Nice blog!!

  2. Aloo tikki - made at home.. Loved it with mom's pudina chutney and bread. I remember when I was in college, staying at my aunt's place, I put them into medium heat oil and they all split into crumbs.. A good point to note is to make the oil really smoking hot to avoid that.

  3. Love aloo tikki ...looks so perfect and tempting

  4. wow...
    looks perfect and delicious...
    nice clicks :)

  5. @ Joey, if the oil is smoking hot then the outside browns very quickly. Though the inside is already cooked and doesn't need much time in the oil, it helps remove the plain ol' boiled potato taste. Coating the tikkis in the corn flour paste, helps keep the tikki intact and from breaking up. And it is very important to let the tikkis rest a few minutes after coating, dipping and frying immediately doesn't help.

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  7. the tikki looks yummy....and very easy to prepare...nice click...

  8. oh it is one of the good foods foe me.

  9. love it. finger licking indeed.

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  11. looks mouthwatering. the tikkis look so perfectly round... bookmarking this for the next time i make alu tikki chole chaat :)

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  13. Wow.. looking awesome..
    we enjoy it with bread.

  14. Lovely!!! I can have this plate anytime of the day... :)

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