Aloo Tikki ( Indian Potato Cutlets)

Potatoes make for the ultimate comfort foods in many cultures. Aloo tikki is a very popular street food in India. It is our version of a potato pancake. There are many ways of eating tikki’s . You can have it plain with mint chutney, with channa or in chaat.

Here is the recipe for how we make tikkis in my moms kitchen.


Aloo Tikki

Serves 6


6 medium sized potatoes, boiled and peeled

2 tsp. dhaniya powder ( coriander)

2 tsp. amchur powder (dry mango)

½ tsp. garam masala

½ tsp. roasted jeera powder ( cumin)

2 cups of fresh breadcrumbs (cut crusts of bread and mince in a food processor)

½ cup scallion, finely chopped

½ cup cilantro, chopped

Salt to taste


• Heat 3 tsp. of oil.

• Add the dhaniya, amchur, garam masala and jeera powder to the oil.

• Allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes (do not let it burn).

• Add this cooked masala to the boiled potato and mash it together.

• Add the scallion, cilantro and fresh breadcrumbs and mix it well.

• Add salt to taste.

• Create small patties of about ¾ inch thickness and 2 inches in diameter.

• Set aside.

• Heat oil in a griddle or frying pan.

• Add a few tikkis to the pan and fry for about 2 minutes on each side till golden brown.

• Serve hot with green chutney or channa masala.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s