Aloo tikki or potato tikki recipe – a simple and delicious Indian chaat recipe. There are so many variations to making aloo tikkis and this is my easy version. I love chaats and literally crave for them sometimes.
I love the mix of tangy and spicy flavors in chaats. I make this aloo tikki regularly for the simple fact that it is so easy to make. I don’t make any elaborate chutneys to go with it. So most of the times, I serve them up with just tomato ketchup. They even taste great as such without any chutneys.
Here I have served these aloo tikkis with peanut mint chutney. These easy potato tikkis make for a great evening snack that even kids will love.
This aloo tikki is very easy to prepare. We just have to boil the potatoes, mash them and add some crumbled bread. This will bind the potatoes together and will also give a slightly crisp texture to the tikkis. Very simple spices are added to the mashed potatoes. Finally just pan fry the aloo tikkis that are first shaped into balls and then flattened. This is a healthier version of aloo tikki to the one that is deep fried but still tastes great. Lets move on to the recipe for aloo tikki.
Aloo Tikki | Easy Potato Tikki Recipe
- 3 medium-sized potatoes ( aloo )
- 2 small bread slices
- 1/2 tsp crushed fresh ginger ( adrak )
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp amchur powder ( dry mango powder )
- 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
- Salt to taste
- Oil for frying
- Boil the whole potatoes till they become soft. Then once they cool down, peel off the skin of the potatoes and mash them well till there are no lumps.
- Take a bread slice. Sprinkle a few drops of water on the bread and crumble it with your fingers. Add it to the mashed potatoes. Repeat with the other slice of bread.
- Now add in all the spices along with salt. Mix well.
- Make small even-sized balls of this potato mixture. Then flatten each ball with the palms of your hands.
- Heat a non-stick tava / griddle. Add a few drops of oil on the tava. Place a small batch of the prepared tikkis on the tava. Drizzle little oil on the tikkis and let the tikkis cook on a medium-low flame.
- Once they turn slightly brown in color on the underside, flip them over gently and drizzle a few drops of oil. Now keep flipping over the aloo tikkis (without adding oil) three or four times every few minutes till they are crisp on the outside. Once they turn brown on both sides, remove them. Repeat this for the remaining batch of aloo tikkis.
- Aloo tikki is now ready to be served.
2. Sprinkle just a few drops of water on the bread slices. The idea is to just make them little soft to crumble.
3. For variation, add a tbsp of chopped coriander leaves to the mashed potatoes mixture.
4. If you like a spicier version, add a finely chopped green chilli to the mixture.
5. Don't overcrowd the tava while frying. Arrange the tikkis on the tava leaving enough space between them. Fry the tikkis in batches depending on the size of your tava.
how to make easy aloo tikki step by step
- Boil the potatoes with skin on. Peel off the skin and mash the potatoes without any lumps.
- Sprinkle water on the bread slices and crumble them with your fingers. Add these to the mashed potatoes.
- Mix the mashed potatoes and bread. Add the crushed ginger, salt and spices.
- Mix well and shape into small even-sized balls. Then flatten each ball slightly using the palms of your hands.
- Heat the tava. Add a few drops of oil on the tava and arrange a small batch of the tikkis. Drizzle little oil on the tikkis and cook them on medium-low heat.
- Once the tikkis turn light brown on the underside, flip them over and drizzle little oil.
- Fry till the tikkis turn crisp and brown on both sides. Aloo tikki is now ready to be served.