Aloo Tikki is one of the popular street food snacks in India. People love Aloo Tikki, this is why it’s one of the popular snacks. Through this post, we are presenting the homemade recipe for crispy Aloo Tikki. Only the basic ingredients are used in the following recipe.
Boiled potatoes, aromatic spices, and herbs are used to make aloo Tikki, a famous Indian street food snack. Potatoes are known as aloo in Hindi, and a patty is known as Tikki. As a result, Aloo Tikki literally means potato patties. Indian-style potato patties are tasty, crisp, and savory. They’re consumed as a snack, loaded with curd, chutney, and spices. Personally, Aloo Tikki is one of my favorite snacks.
A perfect Aloo Tikki has a crispy surface, golden in color, crunchy, and the inside layer is loaded with mouth-melting mashed potato. This is the recipe for you if you are looking to make golden brown crispy and crunchy Aloo Tikki with minimum ingredients at home. Everyone loves Aloo Tikki from kids to grown-ups.
Through this post, we are sharing the list of ingredients required for Aloo Tikki, and step by step process to make Aloo Tikki at home. So what is even waiting for? Let’s dive into the process of making crunchy Aloo Tikki at home.
Let’s begin with a list of ingredients required for this Aloo Tikki recipe.
- 3 to 4 medium-sized potatoes
- 1-inch grated ginger, 1 chopped green chili
- corn starch
- 1 tablespoon chaat masala
- 2 teaspoons garam masala
- 1 teaspoon ground Kashmiri chile powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 cup oil for frying
- Mint chutney, for serving (optional)
- Tamarind chutney, for serving (optional)
We have shared the recipe with basic ingredients. All the above-mentioned ingredients are available in every household in India. The purpose of sharing this homemade recipe with basic ingredients is to allow everyone to enjoy the delicious taste of homemade crispy Aloo Tikki.
How to make Aloo Tikki at Home
Step 1: Take 3 to 4 medium-sized potatoes. Wash them and add them to a large pot or pressure cooker. Add some salt, add water and let them cook until the potatoes are completely tender. If you are using a pressure cooker, then 3 to 5 whistles would be good enough depending on the type of cooker you are using.
Once the potatoes are boiled, let them cool for some time. Strain potatoes and let drain, for 1 to 2 minutes. If possible, you can even Boil potatoes a few hours beforehand or the previous day and keep it in the fridge.
Step 2: Now mash or grate the potatoes with a masher. For a smooth texture of the Tikki, it’s better to grate the potatoes rather than just mashing them.
Make sure to proceed to the next step only if the potatoes are completely cooled.
Step 3: Add chaat masala, garam masala, turmeric, Kashmiri red chili powder, salt, grated ginger, and chopped green chilies.
Step 4: Add breadcrumbs, and corn starch. You can even use powdered poha as a substitute for breadcrumbs.
Step 5: Combine the mixture well, the mixture should bind well only then you will be able to make Tikki. If the mixture is sticky then add more breadcrumbs.
Step 6: Now is the time to make a Tikki. Make sure your hands are properly clean, take the potato mixture between your palms, and make a ball of the mixture. Flatten the ball between the palms of your hands.
If you see cracks in the Tikki, then smooth the edges with your fingers. Stick up the cracked edges.
Step 7: Add oil to a non-stick pan or cast iron. Heat the oil. For frying, you have two options i.e. pan fry and shallow fry. If you want a crispy Tikki then shallow fry them.
Step 8: Add potato patties to the pan to shallow fry them. Cook the lower portion of the Tikki until golden brown. Once the bottom is golden brown, use a thin metal spatula to flip the patties and continue to cook the other side of the Tikki, for about 2 minutes. Keep the flame on the medium level throughout the frying process.
Note: While shallow frying does not flip patties again and again. Once crisp and golden brown from one side, flip and cook from the other side. Do not fry Tikki on high heat, a medium-high flame is good enough to cook the aloo patties.
Step 9: Now your crispy potato Tikki is ready. Transfer potatoes patties to a serving platter and serve with mint and tamarind chutney alongside.
Over the years, aloo Tikki has become one of the most popular potato snacks across India. You can serve homemade Aloo Tikki with mint chutney, tamarind chutney, sweet curd (Dahi), crisp papdi, and a dash of spices. If you are a lover of crispy Aloo Tikki then do try this recipe. Making Aloo Tikki at home is super easy once you have a good recipe with you.