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Crispy street style aloo tikki served in a ceramic plate topped with finely chopped raw onions and lemon wedges
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Aloo Tikki Recipe

Aloo tikki is a crispy, delicious and popular north Indian street food snack recipe. It is prepared with boiled potatoes and few other simple ingredients. Tastes best with green chutney, red chutney. Vegan and gluten free. Aloo means potatoes and tikki means patty in Hindi. So alu tikku literally means potato patties. You can serve these crispy potato patties with spiced yogurt too. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Aloo tikki, alu tikki
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Harini


  • 400 grams potatoes large
  • 1/2 cup poha powder flattened rice flakes
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds roasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon anardhana
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mango powder amchur
  • 1 teaspoon black salt
  • 3 tablespoons oil


  • Rinse and scrub 4 medium potatoes or 3 large potatoes thoroughly (400 grams potatoes or 2.5 cups boiled and mashed potatoes)
    scrubbed potatoes
  • Boil the potatoes until just fork tender using on stovetop or instant pot or pressure cooker.
    boiled and peeled potatoes
  • Take 3/4 cup poha in a dry grinding jar.
    poha or flattened rice in a grinder jar
  • Pulse few times to make a fine powder. Remove to a plate.
    poha powder
  • In the same jar add 1 inch peeled ginger, 1 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds, 2 green chillies and 1/2 cup cilantro or coriander leaves.
    preparing spice mixture for aloo tikki recipe
  • Grind to a coarse paste. Do not add any water to grind, just make a coarse paste. You can also use a mortar and pestle.
    spice paste for potato tikki

Making Aloo Tikkis

  • Now to make aloo tikki, first of all peel the boiled potatoes.
    boiled and peeled potatoes
  • Place potatoes in a large bowl and mash them very well with a potato masher or the back of a ladle.
    boiled and peeled potatoes mashed thoroughly
  • To the mashed potatoes add the prepared poha powder reserving 3 tablespoons. Also add the ground green chili paste, 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder, 1/2 teaspoon dry mango powder or amchur, 1/4 teaspoon chaat masala powder, 1/2 teaspoon anardana or crushed pomegranate arils, 1 teaspoon red chili powder and 1 teaspoon black salt.
    spice powders for aloo tikkis added to mashed potatoes
  • Mix very well and form the potato dough. If the dough is very loose you can add the remaining poha powder or 2 tablespoons bread crumbs or chickpea flour or corn flour too.
    potato mixture or potato dough for aloo tikki
  • Heat oil in a pan or large cast iron skillet or tawa. While the oil is getting heated we will shape the aloo tikki from potato dough. Divide the prepared potato mixture or potato dough into 12 equal balls and press them slightly to give cutlet shape. Do not make them very thin.
    potato mixture divided and shaped for aloo tikki recipe
  • Once the oil is hot add 4-5 tikkis depending on the size of your skillet to the hot oil. Cook in medium flame for 2 minutes.
    shallow frying aloo tikki in cast iron tava
  • Gently flip and cook the other side for 2 minutes. Continue to cook until the aloo tikki turns crispy and golden brown. Flip and cook as required.
    frying aloo tikki until, golden brown
  • Remove the fried tikkis to a plate lined with kitchen towel to absorb excess oil. Serve aloo tikki hot with chutney or sauce. See serving suggestions for more ideas.


1. You can use rice flour or corn flour instead of poha
2. You can double the recipe.


Serving: 3servings | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 883mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 279IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Iron: 1mg