Alu Tikki

Alu Tikki or potato patties is an all time favorite among Indians. Alu Tikki can be used for creating so many snacks - eat it as a cutlet - make a burger out of it - make it into a sweet and tangy chaat. You just need to figure out what you want to eat today.

Although when you say "Alu Tikki", it means potato, but you can add a lot of vegetables to it like green peas, onions, boiled and mashed cauliflower/cabbage - anything and make it even healthier.


Preparation Time: 10-15 min
Cooking Time: 10-12 min
Makes: 10-12 pieces


3-4 Potatoes
2-3 Green Chilies, chopped
1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
1/4 cup Dhaniya/Coriander leaves, chopped
Salt to taste
A pinch of Asafoetida
Oil to fry


  1. Boil, peel and mash potatoes.
  2. Add green chilies, coriander leaves, salt, asafoetida and red chili powder to the mashed potatoes and mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture into 10-12 portions and shape them into round flat tikkis - like patties.
  4. Heat a griddle and shallow fry the tikkis/patties on medium heat in oil till golden on both sides. Drain onto an absorbent paper.
  5. Serve the tikkis with ketchup/chutney or make a chaat out of it by topping it with Chole, dahi/yoghurt, tamarind chutney and sev.


  • Its easier to peel and mash potatoes when warm.

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