If you’re looking for an authentic aloo tikki recipe, this is it. My Indian house helper taught me how to make aloo tikki and it’s easier than you might think. Never again pine for your favorite Indian street food!
Aloo Tikki (Potato Burger)
Aloo tikki or aloo ki tikki is a simple mashed potato patty that has been fried. It’s often eaten in sandwich form in India and called aloo tikki burger. In fact, if you see a sign on a small shop that says “burgers available here”, they doubtless mean this popular potato burger.
Aloo Tikki Burger Recipe
- Potatoes, boiled and mashed
- oil for frying
That’s it! I told you it was simple.
First, boil and peel your potatoes. Or the other way around.
Now give them a good old fashioned mashin’.
Add some flour. Maybe half a cup? Who can say. True Indian cooks don’t measure.
Also a healthy dose of salt. Here’s the part where you can season to your taste. Feel free to add garlic, onions, cilantro – what ever suits your fancy.
Add two eggs.
Now get your hands dirty and mix everything together.
Now, hopefully you’ve been heating some oil in a frying pan. With wet hands, hand-shape an aloo tikki burger and place in the hot oil.
Rinse, lather, repeat.
After a few minutes, give’em a turn.
Voila! You’re done.
Aloo tikki is really just a fancy Hindi way of saying fried mashed potatoes. :) Which, clearly, is something you need in your life.
If you visit India you’ll find aloo tikki sold all over the place and they’re most commonly eaten in burger form or with various chutneys. They’re super cheap and quite tasty. Make sure you try some if you’re traveling in India.
Have you ever eaten aloo tikki?