Homemade Aloo Tikki Recipe
Make Chatpata Aloo Tikki at Home with This Easy-to-Follow Aloo Tikki Recipe
Sometimes, you only need a plate of crispy, savoury, and spicy snacks on a lazy afternoon or after a hectic day. And “Aloo Tikki” is famous for its mouth-watering flavours. You run to your favourite chaat shop and get a plate made exactly the way you like. Some like their tikkis extra spicy, and some want more sweet and tangy chutney. When you finally get the plate of hot and crispy tikki in your hand and take a bite, it’s a burst of different flavours, and you are in culinary heaven.
One can’t imagine a street food tour of North India without aloo tikki. This snack is also a common side of the chaat counters of Indian weddings. Truth be told, the cravings for tikki can come on any day at any time, but it is not possible to visit a shop all the time, and you don’t need to either. Here, we have the best aloo tikki recipe for you!
How to Make Aloo Tikki at Home?
We have two different variations of aloo tikki. One is the plain tikki, and the other one is stuffed!
Ingredients for Crispy Aloo Tikki Recipe
Here are all the ingredients you will need for this aalu tikki recipe. You can make around six to eight tikkis with the following measurements. Feel free to adjust as you require.
- Aloo (boiled) - 4 to 5 large pieces / 500 grams
- Green chilli (chopped finely) - 1
- Ginger (grated) - 1 teaspoon
- Coriander leaves (chopped finely) - 2 tablespoons
- Cumin powder - ½ teaspoon
- Red chilli powder - ½ teaspoon
- Chaat masala - ½ teaspoon
- Garam masala - ½ teaspoon
- Amchur powder - ½ teaspoon
- Salt - as required
- Rice flour/cornstarch - ¼ cup
- Bread crumbs - ¼ cup
- Oil - as required for frying
Ingredients for the Stuffing of Aloo Tikki Recipe
You can make a tasty stuffing using the following ingredients.
- Green peas - ½ cup
- Coriander powder - ½ teaspoon
- Amchur or mango powder - ½ teaspoon
- Ginger (finely chopped) - 2 teaspoons
- Green chillies (chopped) - 1 teaspoon
- Coriander - 2 tablespoon
- Salt - to taste
- Black pepper - to taste
- Red chilli powder - ¼ teaspoon
Recipe 1: Plain Aloo Tikki Recipe
Follow this step-by-step instruction, and you will have the most delicious plate of aloo tikki whenever you want! You will need around 10 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook. Let’s get cooking!
- Boil the potatoes.
- Chop all the ginger, chillies and cilantro.
- Once the potatoes are boiled, let it cool for a while.
- Then, take a mixing bowl. Grate or mash the boiled potato.
- Add all the dry spices like cumin, garam masala, chat masala, amchur powder, etc. Don’t forget the ginger, coriander leaves, and chillies.
- Mix everything well.
- Now, add the bread crumbs and rice flour or cornstarch. Add little by little and keep mixing. The mixture should not be too tight.
- Divide the mixture into around eight tikkis and start shaping them like patties. Apply oil to your hand so the mixture doesn’t stick to your palm.
- Heat some oil in a frying pan. Place the patties carefully in the hot oil and fry on both sides. You would want a nice golden brown colour.
- You can also use an air fryer or oven.
- If using an oven, place the patties in the baking tray. Spray or brush some oil and bake the patties at 180°C / 190°C for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Once golden brown, serve hot!
Recipe 2: Stuffed Aloo Tikki Recipe
This recipe is similar to the previous one. One extra step is making the stuffing. Here’s how you can make these stuffed tikkis!
- Prepare the potato and spice mixture as you previously did. Divide the potato mixture into small patties.
- For stuffing, slightly boil the green peas and strain the water. You can put it on for boiling at the same time as the potatoes.
- Mash the peas but not as finely as the potatoes. Keep the texture coarse.
- Add all the stuffing ingredients, including the dry spices and herbs.
- Give it a quick mix, and your stuffing is ready.
- Stuff the peas mixture into each of the potato patties. Shape nicely, and then start frying!
Ready to make your aloo tikki? Here are some final tips for your any-time cravings!
- New potatoes may not have the starchy texture you need for the tikkis. Use old ones.
- If you are making stuffed tikkies, make sure to adjust the chillies. If the stuffing and potato patties contain a lot of chillies, it may ruin some appetites.
- You can use sweet corn, onion, paneer or other ingredients in the stuffing.
- Do not skip the binding agents like the bread crumbs or the rice flour. Otherwise, the shape of the patties will not hold.
- If you can, keep the shaped patties for 30 minutes in the freezer before frying. This way, the patties will hold their shape nicely while frying.
- If you want your tikkis super crispy, double-fry them. Fry till light yellow and then fry again till golden brown.
- The tikkis will taste delicious with Tamarind (Imli) and Corriander chutneys. But you can also pair it up with some chole.
- You can use this aloo tikki in burgers and Frankie's.
We know you can’t wait to try this tikki recipe at home. So, gather all the ingredients and begin cooking. When you are making the patties, make some extra. You can keep them in your freezer for 2 to 3 days and have them as evening snacks for the next few days. Here’s how you do that! Bring them out of the freezer, let it defrost for a few minutes, fry and enjoy.
Add more breadcrumbs or rice flour if the tikki mixture is too sticky.
If you want a healthier version of aloo tikki, do not deep or shallow fry them. Instead, roast them on a tawa with some bit of oil. You can also put them in the oven or air fryer.
If you don’t have bread crumbs, you can use bread slices. Dip the bread slices in water, squish all the water out, and then mix with the potato. It will bind the mixture well.