Aloo Ki Tikki

Aloo Ki Tikki is one of the oldest Chaat dishes of India and a famous street food of Uttar Pradesh. This dish is made up of boiled potatoes mashed and mixed with chilies and coriander leaves. The mixture is then shaped like patties and fried. This is served with Tamarind sauce that contains gur (Jaggery), green chili, dhaniya powder (coriander seeds) jeera (cumin) and salt. The dish is spicy and tangy.

Ingredients for Aloo Tikki
  • 4-5 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 tsp shah Jeera or regular jeera (cumin seeds)
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder,
  • 2-3 green chillies finely chopped,
  • Few Coriander(Dhania) Leaves finely chopped,
  • 4-5 small slices of bread,
  • Oil for frying
  • ¼ mint leaves.
Filling for Aloo Tikki
  • 4-5 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 tsp shah Jeera or regular jeera (cumin seeds)
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder,
  • 2-3 green chillies finely chopped,
  • Few Coriander(Dhania) Leaves finely chopped,
  • 4-5 small slices of bread,
  • Oil for frying
  • ¼ mint leaves.
  • One finely chopped onion
  • Ginger
  • 2 green chillies,
  • Coriander Leaves,
  • 1/2 tea spoon of Dhania Powder,
  • 1/2 tea spoon Jeera powder,
Method
  • STEP 1 Boil potatoes in pan or pressure cooker .
  • STEP 2 Peel the outer layer and mesh the potatoes using a masher.
  • STEP 3 Mix cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder, 2-3 green chillies, finely chopped few coriander leaves finely chopped.
  • STEP 4 Soak the bread in water for few seconds. Squeeze out the excess water. Now mesh the bread into small pieces and mix the bread crumbles in the potato batter. Bread will make the dough better and tikki will not break while frying
  • STEP 5 Add salt as per taste. Mix the batter well and knead it into a good dough.
  • STEP 6 Rub few drops of oil onto your palm and knead the dough together.
  • STEP 7 Make the tennis size ball of the dough .Divide the dough into small balls and flatten it out using oil.
  • STEP 8 Now we will fry it. Take 1 cup oil and pour it into skillet.
  • STEP 9 Now light up the gas stove and pour 1 cup of oil into the skillet. Wait till the oil gets hot. To make sure that oil is hot put a tiny piece of potato into the pan, if the oil bubbles then the oil is hot.
  • STEP 10 You can also use non-stick pan to cook. Drizzle some oil and cook till the both sides turn golden brown.
  • STEP 11 Now if you want to do the filling (Stuffed Aloo Tikki)* Take the flattened croquette.* Add ½ a teaspoon of dhania(coriander powder) to the onions, ginger, chilli and coriander mixture.* Add ¼ a tsp of red chilli powder.* Add ¼ tea spoon of jeera powder. * Add ¼ tsp of amchoor powder. Add salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients together. Filling ready. (Don’t be precise vary the ingredients according to your taste and health needs)
  • STEP 12 Gently slide the tikki cutlet into the skillet in order to avoid any splash. Now slide in other tikki cutlet depending on the size of your skillet/griddle. Flip each pattie upside down and cook till the other side gets brown.
  • STEP 13 Transfer the tikkis into the absorbent paper(tissue) so that the excess oil gets soaked.
  • STEP 14 Serve hot yummy tikkis with tomato ketchup or chutney.