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Aloo Tikki recipe

Indian Aloo Tikki

Aloo tikki is a well-known snack in the Indian subcontinent, especially Punjab.

This hot, crispy delicacy is served with a variety of chutneys and a steaming hot cup of masala chai. This recipe makes 10 aloo tikki patties.

Preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes
Cook time: 40 to 45 minutes

Ingredients for aloo tikki

  • Two cups of potato (washed, boiled, and peeled)
  • Eight tablespoons of oil
  • Four tablespoons of cornflour
  • 250 grams of paneer or cottage cheese
  • A small bowl of chopped onions
  • One half to one teaspoon of chili powder
  • Two teaspoons of chat masala and salt 
  • Half teaspoon of cumin powder
  • A one-inch piece of ginger (grated)
  • A handful of cashews and or raisins
  • Two tablespoons of chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves
  • Four slices of white bread
  • A small cup of milk

Directions for aloo tikki

1. Start by mixing the potatoes, cottage cheese, chaat masala, salt, cornflour, onions, chili powder, cumin powder, cashews, ginger, coriander leaves, and raisins in a bowl. To give it the perfect light, crunchy flavor, mix the bread with some milk (until the milk is absorbed) and add to the mixture.

2. Taste the mixture to check the salt and spice levels and adjust as per your preference. 

3. Split this mixture into ten portions of equal proportions. Put some oil on your hands and fingers, and use them to shape each portion into a round shape (as you would for a burger patty). 

4. Get the nonstick skillet ready. Heat the oil in the skillet over a medium-high flame. Put the aloo tikkis into the pan (with a spatula) and shallow fry for three minutes. 

5. You will notice the tikkis turning into a golden brown color. Flip the tikkis and repeat the process for the other side.

6. Take the tikkis off the pan and on to a tissue or newspaper sheet to remove the excess oil. 

Serving suggestions

  • Serve on a small plate with tamarind chutney or spicy pudina (mint) chutney
  • Pair it with a hot cup of masala chai
  • Place the tikkis into a burger bun with some ketchup
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