Aloo Tikki

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 بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيْمِ
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمن الرَّحِيْمِ

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaathu everyone!

This recipe is one of my favourites which is ironic because I only discovered that aloo tikki even existed like a few years ago when I tasted them at my uncle’s house. If you are as ignorant as I was a few years back, then you might be wondering what aloo tikki even are. Aloo tikki are Indian potato cakes that are made using boiled potatoes and various spices. Trust me, if you haven’t made this potato cutlets recipe, you are missing out. This is my dad’s all-time favourite starter!

Aloo recipes are absolutely great as I am a huge fan of all things potato, from French fries to pakoras to crisps. Basically, if a food has potatoes in it, I will eat it. This potato cakes recipe was actually made several times before I perfected it. I know everyone has their own way of making dishes, but this is the aloo tikki recipe that my family and I love.

Homemade potato snacks, such as these spiced potato cutlets, taste so much better than the ones that are frozen and store-bought. Make these Indian potato patties for a crispy aloo tikki that will melt in your mouth with just the right amount of spice. You can always add more chilli flakes if you like your Indian potato recipes with a bit more of a zing. My little sister loves spices, but no one else in my family does so I always have to find a way to compromise between her taste buds and the rest of them. These Pakistani potato starters are the perfect appetizer for any event that all your guests will be asking you how to make aloo tikki. This crispy aloo tikki recipe will give you about 10 large potato tikki depending on the size that you make.

I have tried to make a YouTube video for this recipe THREE times, but every single time something has happened to mess it up. So, I have decided that the world is against me making a video for this recipe, so I have just published the recipe instead.

It is EXTREMELY important that you refrigerate the mixture as this will ensure that you can form the patties easily. It will also help the flavours to develop. After forming the patties, you could freeze them and then just fry up a batch when you feel like it.

This crispy aloo tikki recipe is the classic Pakistani aloo tikki recipe to help show you how to make delicious and spicy potato cakes.

Aloo Tikki

  • Servings: 10-15 pieces
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Aloo tikki are a type of potato cutlets that are a popular Indian snack put together with mashed potatoes and some simple spices. These Indian potato cakes are typical Indian potato starters with a crisp outer layer with a soft and spiced interior. This aloo tikki recipe will help you to make perfect potato patties that can be paired with refreshing homemade mint raita to complement it. Aloo recipes are common in Indian cuisine and this recipe will show you to make potato cakes that are sure to dazzle your guests. Before you know it, you will be showing others how to make aloo tikki with this crispy aloo tikki recipe.


  • 600g Red Potatoes/Aloo
  • 1 Red Onion/Pyaz (finely diced)
  • 4 tbsp. Corn Flour
  • 1 tsp. Salt/Namak
  • 1 tsp. Cumin Seeds/Jeera (crushed)
  • 1 tsp. Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder/Haldi
  • 1 tsp. Coriander Seeds/Dhaniyaa (crushed)
  • Handful Coriander/Dhaniyaa


  1. Boil the potatoes in a large pan until soft
  2. Boil the potatoes in a large pan until soft
  3. Drain then mash the potatoes and allow the mashed potatoes to cool
  4. Add the onion, corn flour, salt, red chilli flakes, turmeric powder, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and coriander
  5. Mix to combine and refrigerate for at least an hour
  6. Create flat patties about 1 cm thick
  7. Shallow fry for 5 minutes on each side until golden brown
  8. Your aloo tikkis are ready!

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