II Aloo ki Tikiya (Potato Patties) II

 Ingredients: (Serves : 4)

For Tikkis:

  • 3 large potatoes
  • 1tbsp ghee or unsalted butter
  • 11/4tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 3-4 tbsp dry-roasted chickpea flour
  • Ghee or vegetable oil for pan-frying
To serve :
Chaat spices :--  *Salt *Pounded or ground red chilies *Garam masala powder *Black salt (kala namak) *Ground roasted cumin


  • Boil the potatoes just until fork-tender. When they are cool enough to handle, peel them and force them through a coarse sieve to produce smooth mashed potatoes.
  • Add the remaining tikki ingredients, except the ghee or oil. Knead until blended, then divide into 8 portions.
  • Wash and dry your hands and rub them with a film of oil. roll each portion between your palms to make a ball, then flatten into a smooth round patty about 1/2-inch thick.
  • Brush a well-seasoned griddle or non-stick pan with a film of oil or ghee. Place over the lowest possible heat, and when the pan is hot, add the patties in a single layer. Pan-fry for 15-20 minutes per side or until crisp reddish brown crust forms.
  • Serve hot garnished with the chutneys, curd / yogurt and spices to each helping according to individual taste.