اَعُوْذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيْمِ
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمن الرَّحِيْمِ
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.
This recipe is one of my favourites which is ironic because we very rarely make it in my family. That is probably due to the fact that only my parents and I actually LOVE aloo tikkis. The rest of my siblings are bizarre and don’t like aloo tikkis. Rather tragic really considering that these spiced potato fitters are to Indians and Pakistanis what the chip is to the British people. Any Pakistani or Indian who says that they don’t like aloo tikki has basically renounced their heritage. Yes, I am talking about my siblings here!). A bit far-fetched, but I think you get the idea as to how well-loved these are to me.
Back to the recipe aloo tikkis are a common street food snack. They are found on almost every street stall in Pakistan and India. The name aloo tikki comes from the fact that aloo is potato in Urdu and tikki are patties. So, aloo tikki are basically spiced Indian potato patties made with 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! 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. I actually made this potato cakes recipe several times before I perfected it. I know everyone has their own way of making dishes. This is the aloo tikki recipe that my family and I love.
Usually, aloo tikkis do contain eggs to act as binding agent for the mixture. As I wanted to keep this recipe vegan, I omitted the egg and used cornflour to act as a binding agent. You could also add egg into the mixture if you wanted to. This does help to shape the potato patties and they do hold up a lot better. Alternatively, you could simply dip the patties into an egg wash. An idea I got from Izzat of Tea for Turmeric is to dip it into breadcrumbs after the egg wash. I tried this once and the results were SO CRISPY and delicious!
These spiced potato cutlets, taste so much better than the ones that are frozen and store-bought. Make these Pakistani 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 and I love spices. However, 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 even. 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.
Another thing that I have learnt from my many attempts at creating the perfect aloo tikki recipe is that it is EXTREMELY important that you refrigerate the mixture as this will ensure that you can form the patties easily. Not only that but it will help the flavours to develop ensuring that you get delicious aloo tikki every time.
Personally, I love to have aloo tikkis with chaat or raita! My elder brother has his aloo tikki with mayonnaise, although he eats EVERYTHING with mayonnaise. Then my younger brothers have their aloo tikkis with tomato ketchup, which is a bit more understandable I suppose. Then my little sister and parents have it with yoghurt chutney. It is entirely up to you. This potato patty recipe goes with ANY condiment!
This crispy aloo tikki recipe is the classic Pakistani aloo tikki recipe. It will help to show you how to make delicious and spicy potato cakes.
I’m Sadia, the person behind The Aziz Kitchen. A 20-and-some year-old Muslim aspiring doctor and writer who loves to experiment with cooking, baking and all things food. On this blog you will find my favourite, delicious, family-friendly recipes.
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