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aloo tikki recipe

ingredients (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)

3 medium sized potatoes, 300 grams

tsp kashmiri red chilli powder or 1 to 2 green chilies, finely chopped
tsp coriander powder/dhania powder
tsp cumin powder/jeera
tsp dry ginger powder/saunth or tsp minced ginger
tsp chaat masala powder
1.5 to 2 tbsp corn starch or rice flour or arrowroot flour, or add as required
2 to 3 tsp chopped coriander leaves/dhania
2 tbsp oil for frying the tikkis or as required
salt as required

how to make the recipe:

1. first rinse and then steam or pressure cook the potatoes till they are falling
apart. they have to thoroughly cooked. once they are cooked, drain them
completely, if you have used a pressure cooker or a pot for cooking the
2. now grate the potaoes. i find it easier to grate the potatoes and then mash
3. however, you can also chop them and mash with a potato masher. let the
grated or mashed potatoes cool completely.
4. add the spice powders, salt, corn starch and coriander leaves.
5. just mix everything very well.
6. divide the mixture into small or medium shaped patties. you can apply some oil
on your palms when making the patties or tikkis.
7. heat oil till its medium hot in a tava or a shallow frying pan. gently place the aloo
tikkis and pan fry them.
8. when one side of tikki becomes golden and crisp, turn over and fry the other
side of tikki.
9. gently flip for a couple of times till the aloo tikkis are golden and crisp evenly.
once done, then drain the aloo tikkis on paper towels to remove excess oil.
serve aloo tikki plain with coriander chutney & tamarind chutney. you can
also serve them with a sweet yogurt raita or make wraps or rolls with them.