make crispy and tasty aloo tikki

 

Aloo tikki

About the recipe  

Simple spiced potato patties to enjoy as a snack. Aloo tikki is a popular Snack across India made using mashed potatoes, spice powders and other basic ingredients. There are two ways aloo tikki is made, one is by stuffing chana dal and the other one is a simple patty which can be done very quickly if boiled potatoes are ready.


The recipe shared here in this post yields crispy aloo tikki that do not absorb much oil and taste delicious. I have made these thin, you can make them however you like thick or thin, large or small all to suit your taste or convenience. The thin and flat ones turn crisp and taste exceptionally good since the mixture from inside gets cooked completely and they do not turn soggy. You can deep fry, shallow fry or pan fry them, the taste of the pan fry tikkis differs.


These crispy fried snack are good to enjoy hot with mint chutney or with green chutney. However they can also be had with a cup of black tea or coffee or can be served in burgers as patties. These can also be used to make aloo tikki chaat.


I have used some dried bread crumbs in this recipe which help to absorb the moisture from the boiled potatoes. Using corn flour or rice flour is optional, dried bread crumbs do a better job than the flour or fresh bread crumbs.


Recipe type: Snack

Cuisine: Indian

Yield / Serves: 3 to 4

 

What Ingredients it Requires ? 

  • 4 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • ½ to ¾ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp chaat masala
  • ½ to ¾ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp very hot ghee
  • Handful of coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 2 tbsps corn flour or rice flour (optional)
  • 3 to 4 tbsps bread crumbs ( do not use fresh bread crumbs)
  • Salt as needed
  • Cashews as desired chopped
  • Oil as needed for frying

How to prepare the recipe:


  • Boil potatoes until just cooked. They should be firm and not mushy or soggy. Cool them.
  • Grate or mash them in a mixing bowl. Make sure there are no chunks of aloo.
  • Add coriander leaves and green chilies.
  • Add ginger paste, garam masala, chaat masala, salt and red chili powder.
  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee till very hot in a kadai. Pour that over the red chili powder to remove the raw flavor.
  • Add flour and bread crumbs. Begin to mix and make a firm and non sticky ball. If needed you can add more bread crumbs.
  • Divide the mixture to equal parts and make balls. If you prefer large tikkis, you can make large balls. But thin tikkis cook well and get crispy when fried.
  • Flatten them and make the aloo tikki.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry them until golden. Keep flipping them to both the sides and fry.
  • Remove them to a absorbent kitchen paper.
  • Serve aloo tikki hot with a chutney or as a burger in a patty.

 

Improve the Recipe with tips:


You can serve the tikki with tomato sauce.  

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