Street Style Crispy Aloo Tikki at Home | North Indian Potato Patties

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There are many popular Indian street foods, but aloo tikki is a delectable snack that holds a special place in the hearts and taste buds of millions. Made primarily from potatoes, Aloo Tikki is a savory and crispy patty that bursts with a tantalizing blend of flavors. Its origins can be traced back to the streets of North India, where it has become an integral part of Indian cuisine and an iconic dish enjoyed by people of all ages.

Aloo Tikki‘s name itself gives a glimpse into its key ingredient—aloo, which means potatoes in Hindi. However, this humble vegetable undergoes a magical transformation when combined with an array of spices and herbs, elevating it to a whole new level of culinary delight. Each bite of an Aloo Tikki offers a harmonious fusion of textures, with a crispy exterior that gives way to a soft and flavorful potato filling.

Beyond its taste, Aloo Tikki holds cultural significance as a beloved street food and a popular snack during festive occasions, family gatherings, and celebrations. It embodies the spirit of Indian street food culture, where the vibrant colors, aromas, and diverse flavors come together to create a sensory experience like no other.

Aloo Tikki is being used in aloo tikki burger also and enhance the flavor of burger. In Indian street food aloo tikki burger is most commonly selling item.

Whether enjoyed on its own, accompanied by chutneys and condiments, or as part of a larger chaat platter, Aloo Tikki never fails to captivate the senses and leave a lasting impression. Its versatility allows for various interpretations and regional variations across India, making it a staple in different culinary traditions.

It become more tastier when we have beverages like almond tea, masala chai or cutting chai with it. This snack is my favourite as it filled with various vegetables and spices makes it more yummy to eat.

Today, we will dive deeper into the origins, preparation, and serving suggestions of Aloo Tikki. Join us on this flavorful journey as we unravel the secrets behind this beloved Indian street food and discover why it continues to be a cherished snack for food enthusiasts worldwide.

 

How to Make Aloo Tikki Recipe

  1. Firstly make aloo tikki. Place a pan on flame and add 1 tablespoon oil & 1 tablespoon butter.
  2. Now add 1-inch ginger and 1 green chili chopped and cook for a while.
  3. Append 1 cup green peas into the pan.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon garam masala, 1teaspoon red chili powder, 1teaspoon turmeric powder, 1teaspoon dry mango powder, 1teaspoon black pepper powder & 1teaspoon coriander powder.
  5. Add 2-3 boiled and mashed potatoes & salt to taste.
  6. Cook it until all the spices and potatoes mix well.
  7. After the mixture is cooked transfer it to plate and let it cool down at room temperature.
  8. Pour 1 tablespoon of lime juice into the potato mixture.
  9. Now take 1/2 bowl poha and place it on mash. Wash it thoroughly.
  10. Afterwards put the washed poha on potato mixture.
  11. Prepare dough in a circle shape.
  12. Slice it into small pieces. You can slice it in a square shape or circle shape, it’s up to the licking.

Fry Aloo Tikkis

 

  1. Now take a medium-sized bowl and put 1/2 cup corn flour. Garnish 1/4 teaspoon salt/add as per taste and 1/4 black pepper powder in it.
  2. Pour water into corn flour as required. Make sure that the slurry should not be more thick or thin. The consistency of the slurry should be medium as shown in the picture.
  3. Now beat 6 bread slices in a mixer jar and grind them until it forms into small particles. After grinding add 1/4 teaspoon salt/add as per taste and 1/4 black pepper powder in it.
  4. Take a small bowl of wheat flour (maida).
  5. To make aloo tikki more crispy dip it into wheat flour then corn flour slurry and finally in bread crumbs.
  6. The aloo tikki is now ready to get fried.
  7. Heat the oil in the pan and place the tikkis carefully. Turn the other side up and down after some time and make sure that tikkis don’t get burned. Cook it until it turns in golden brown color.
  8. Transfer the prepared tikkis to the plate.
  9. Your delicious Aloo Tikki is now ready to be served. You can serve it with almond tea, cutting chai or masala chai.

 

 

Serving Suggestions

Aloo Tikki can be enjoyed as is, with a side of mint chutney or tamarind chutney for dipping.

For a heartier meal, you can assemble Aloo Tikki burgers by placing a tikki between two buns and adding lettuce, tomato slices, and a dollop of mayonnaise.

Another popular option is to create a chaat by topping the tikkis with yogurt, tamarind chutney, mint chutney, finely chopped onions, and sev (crunchy fried noodles).

Aloo Tikki also pairs well with a side of hot chai or a refreshing glass of sweet lassi.

Enjoy the delightful flavors of homemade Aloo Tikki and savor the taste of this beloved Indian street food!

 

What more with Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki Chaat: Transform your Aloo Tikki into a mouthwatering chaat by topping it with a medley of flavorful chutneys, yogurt, and garnishes. Drizzle tamarind chutney and mint chutney over the tikkis, followed by a generous spoonful of thick yogurt. Sprinkle some chaat masala, roasted cumin powder, and finely chopped onions. Finish it off with a sprinkle of fresh coriander leaves and crispy sev.

Aloo Tikki Sandwich: Create a delicious sandwich by placing Aloo Tikki between two slices of bread. Add a layer of mint chutney and tamarind chutney for a burst of flavors. You can also include some sliced tomatoes, cucumber, and onions for added crunch and freshness. Grill the sandwich or toast it for a warm and satisfying treat.

Aloo Tikki Burger: Give your Aloo Tikki a modern twist by turning it into a burger. Place a hot Aloo Tikki on a burger bun and add toppings of your choice. Sliced cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion rings, and a tangy sauce like mayonnaise or ketchup work well. Serve it with a side of fries for a complete meal.

Aloo Tikki Wrap: Wrap your Aloo Tikki in a soft tortilla or flatbread for a quick and filling meal. Add a spread of mint chutney or yogurt, along with some fresh salad greens, cucumber slices, and shredded carrots. Roll it up tightly and enjoy a handheld delight.

Aloo Tikki Slider: Create bite-sized Aloo Tikki sliders for a fun and flavorful appetizer. Make mini-sized tikkis and sandwich them between slider buns. Top them with your choice of sauces, pickles, and garnishes. These sliders are perfect for parties or gatherings.

Aloo Tikki Salad: Use Aloo Tikki as a topping for a refreshing salad. Prepare a bed of mixed greens or lettuce and place the Aloo Tikki on top. Add cherry tomatoes, diced cucumbers, bell peppers, and any other veggies you prefer. Drizzle some tangy dressing like a yogurt-based dressing or a lemon vinaigrette.

Aloo Tikki Bowl: Build a wholesome meal by serving Aloo Tikki over a bed of rice or quinoa. Add a variety of toppings such as sautéed vegetables, chickpeas, and a dollop of yogurt. Drizzle some chutneys and sprinkle fresh herbs for added flavor.

 

Expert Tips

Use the right potatoes: Choose starchy potatoes like Russet or Yukon Gold for the best results. These potatoes have a high starch content, which helps in achieving a soft and fluffy texture when mashed.

Properly boil and mash the potatoes: Make sure to boil the potatoes until they are completely cooked and easily mashable. Overcooking can make the potatoes waterlogged, affecting the texture of the tikkis. Once boiled, drain the potatoes well and mash them thoroughly to remove any lumps.

Enhance the flavors: Aloo Tikki is all about the balance of flavors. Adjust the spices and seasonings according to your taste preferences. Feel free to add a pinch of amchur (dried mango powder) or lemon juice for a tangy twist.

Use bread crumbs for binding: Adding bread crumbs to the potato mixture helps bind the ingredients together and prevents the tikkis from falling apart while frying. If you don’t have bread crumbs, you can use powdered oats or roasted gram flour (besan) as alternatives.

Keep the oil temperature consistent: Fry the tikkis in medium-hot oil to ensure even cooking and a crispy exterior. If the oil is too hot, the tikkis may brown too quickly on the outside while remaining undercooked inside. Maintain a medium heat to achieve the perfect golden brown color.

Drain excess oil: After frying, place the cooked tikkis on a paper towel-lined plate to remove any excess oil. This will help keep them crisp and prevent them from becoming greasy.

Get creative with toppings: Aloo Tikki is a canvas for various toppings and garnishes. Experiment with different chutneys, such as tangy tamarind chutney, zesty mint chutney, or spicy green chili chutney. You can also add a sprinkle of chaat masala, finely chopped onions, pomegranate seeds, or sev for extra crunch and flavor.

Serve immediately: Aloo Tikki is best enjoyed when served hot and fresh. The tikkis tend to lose their crispness over time, so serve them right after frying for the ultimate taste and texture.

Make ahead and freeze: If you want to prepare Aloo Tikki in advance, you can shape the patties and freeze them. Place the shaped tikkis on a tray lined with parchment paper and freeze until firm. Once frozen, transfer them to a zip-top bag or an airtight container. These frozen tikkis can be fried directly from the freezer when you’re ready to enjoy them. Just adjust the frying time slightly to ensure they cook through.

 

FAQs

Q: Can I make Aloo Tikki ahead of time?

A: Yes, you can prepare Aloo Tikki ahead of time. After shaping the tikkis, you can refrigerate them for a few hours before frying. If you want to make them even further in advance, you can freeze the shaped tikkis. Place them on a tray lined with parchment paper and freeze until firm. Once frozen, transfer them to a zip-top bag or an airtight container. Frozen tikkis can be fried directly from the freezer, but adjust the frying time slightly to ensure they cook through.

 

Q: Can I bake Aloo Tikki instead of frying?

A: While traditionally Aloo Tikki is deep-fried to achieve its characteristic crispy texture, you can bake them as a healthier alternative. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and place the tikkis on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush them with a little oil and bake for about 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they turn golden brown and crisp.

 

Q: Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes?

A: Absolutely! Sweet potatoes can be used as a delicious alternative to regular potatoes in Aloo Tikki. The flavors will be slightly different, but the tikkis will still be tasty. Boil and mash the sweet potatoes as you would with regular potatoes, and proceed with the recipe as usual.

 

Q: Are there any gluten-free alternatives for bread crumbs?

A: Yes, if you follow a gluten-free diet, you can use gluten-free bread crumbs or crushed gluten-free crackers as a substitute for regular bread crumbs. You can also use crushed gluten-free cornflakes or rice flakes for a crispy coating.

 

Q: Can I make Aloo Tikki without onions and garlic?

A: Yes, if you prefer to omit onions and garlic from your Aloo Tikki, you can do so. The tikkis will still have a delicious flavor from the other spices and herbs. Adjust the quantities of other seasonings and spices to taste, and proceed with the recipe as usual.

 

Q: What are some common accompaniments for Aloo Tikki?

A: Aloo Tikki is often served with a variety of accompaniments and chutneys. Some popular choices include mint chutney, tamarind chutney, yogurt, and a sprinkle of chaat masala. Chopped onions, sev (crunchy fried noodles), and fresh coriander leaves are also common toppings. Feel free to experiment and customize the accompaniments based on your preferences.

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Aloo Tikki Recipe Card

North Indian Kitchen
Aloo Tikki is the main ingredient of aloo tikki burger and it's the specialty of North India. This crispy aloo tikki is soo easy to make at home.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4
Calories 202 kcal

Equipments

1 Pan (Non-Stick)
1 Kadai
1 Mesh
1 Glass Bowl (medium-sized)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 inch Ginger (chopped)
  • 1 Green Chili (chopped)
  • 1 cup Green Peas
  • 4-5 medium sized Potatoes (boiled)
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup Poha (flattened rice)
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice

Powdered Spices

  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mango powder (amchur powder)
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper powder

For Slurry

  • ½ cup Refined Flour
  • ½ cup Corn Starch
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt/as per taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper powder/as per taste
  • Water as required
  • 6 Bread slices
  • Oil for deep frying

Instructions
 

  • Initially make aloo tikki and for that place a pan on flame and add 1 tablespoon oil & 1 tablespoon butter.
    2. Now add 1-inch ginger and 1 green chili chopped and cook for a while.
    3. Append 1 cup green peas into the pan.
    4. Add 1 teaspoon garam masala, 1teaspoon red chili powder,1teaspoon turmeric powder, 1teaspoon dry mango powder, 1teaspoon black pepper powder & 1teaspoon coriander powder.
    5. Add 2-3 boiled and mashed potatoes & salt to taste.
    6. Cook it until all the spices and potatoes mix well.
    7. After the mixture is cooked transfer it to plate and let it cool down at room temperature.
    8. Pour 1 tablespoon of lime juice into the potato mixture.
    9. Now take 1/2 bowl poha and place it on mash. Wash it thoroughly.
    10. Afterwards put the washed poha on potato mixture.
    11. Prepare dough in a circle shape.
    12. Slice it into small pieces. You can slice it in a square shape or circle shape, it's up to the licking.
    Fry Aloo Tikkis
                                   
    13. Now take a medium-sized bowl and put 1/2 cup corn flour. Garnish 1/4 teaspoon salt/add as per taste and 1/4 black pepper powder in it.
    14. Pour water into corn flour as required. Make sure that the slurry should not be more thick or thin. The consistency of the slurry shouldbe medium as shown in the picture.
    15. Now beat 6 bread slices in a mixer jar and grind them until it forms into small particles. After grinding add 1/4 teaspoon salt/add as per taste and 1/4 black pepper powder in it.
    16. Take a small bowl of wheat flour (maida).
    17. To make aloo tikki more crispy dip it into wheat flour then corn flour slurry and finally in bread crumbs.
    18. The aloo tikki is now ready to get fried.
    19. Heat the oil in the pan and place the tikkis carefully. Turn the other side up and down after some time and make sure that tikkis don't get burned. Cook it until it turns in golden brown color.
    20. Transfer the prepared tikkis to the plate.
    Your Crispy Aloo Tikki is ready

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Notes

  • Ensure that the potatoes are boiled until they are fork-tender. Overboiling can make the potatoes mushy and difficult to handle during the mashing process.
  • Mash the potatoes well to achieve a smooth and lump-free texture. You can use a potato masher or even a fork to achieve the desired consistency.
  • The spice levels in the recipe can be adjusted according to your taste preferences. If you prefer a spicier Aloo Tikki, increase the amount of red chili powder or add finely chopped green chilies. Conversely, reduce the spices if you prefer a milder flavor.
  • Maintain a medium heat while frying the tikkis. This ensures that they cook through evenly and develop a golden-brown crust without burning.
Nutrition Facts
Aloo Tikki Recipe Card
Amount per Serving
Calories
202
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Sodium
 
573
mg
25
%
Potassium
 
431
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
26
g
9
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
514
IU
10
%
Vitamin B1
 
0.1
mg
7
%
Vitamin B2
 
0.1
mg
6
%
Vitamin B3
 
2
mg
10
%
Vitamin B6
 
0.3
mg
15
%
Vitamin B12
 
0.01
µg
0
%
Vitamin C
 
23
mg
28
%
Vitamin E
 
4
mg
27
%
Vitamin K
 
22
µg
21
%
Calcium
 
35
mg
4
%
Vitamin B9 (Folate)
 
30
µg
8
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
Magnesium
 
30
mg
8
%
Phosphorus
 
73
mg
7
%
Zinc
 
1
mg
7
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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