Aloo tikki is an North Indian snack and street food made of boiled potatoes, onions and various spices. “Aloo” means potato, and “tikki” means a small cutletor croquette. It is served hot along with tamarind and coriander-mint sauce, and sometimes yogurt or chick peas.  In Pakistan -it’s usually eaten with naan and chutney for breakfast or lunch as well as just with tea in evening and often made during Ramadan time when ending daily fasts.

Most foodies refer this snack or its better known as “Potato Patties”. “This is the ideal kids pleaser”. 

Here is my version of “Aloo Tikki“.

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Prep time: 10 mins   Cook time: 30 mins  Total time: 40 mins

Serves: 4 pax

*Main Ingredients*

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  • 6 boiled, potatoes
  • 3 slices of bread {cut off the crust}
  • 3 Pre -boiled hot dogs {optional}
  • 1 medium thinly sliced red onion
  • 6 cloves of grated garlic
  • 1 tomato –for garnish
  • 1 green bullet chili –for garnish
  • Vegetable oil
  • bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Seasonings {black pepper, chili flakes, salt, coriander powder, paprika, ginger powder}
  • potato masher

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Peel the boiled potatoes, place in a dish/sufuria mash till slightly smooth. Soak the bread in water, squeeze off the water, add the wet bread in the mashed potato and continue to mash till finely smooth.

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2. Thinly slice the hot dogs and place them into the mashed potatoes along the onions, garlic and the powdered seasonings. Using your clean hands, mix all the ingredients together.

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3. Same way you make meatballs, pinch a portion of the mashed, apply vegetable oil on your palms {this will avoid the mashed from sticking on your palm} roll it into a ball, then flatten it with your palm. Make sure they are the same size or slightly similar in size and shape. Coat the Patties/Aloo in bread crumbs, as you pre-heat the oil on a non-sticking pan/skillet.

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4. The oil has to be very hot before placing the patties. Avoid over crowding them, so that the temperature doesn’t drop.

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Final outcome:

Just as it is, its a well balanced snack {apart from the oil that comes with it}.

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For those who have tried this dish before, as per my experience, this should be the best quick snack for the kids or brunch. My main issue is I felt it can be a bit oily which is a turn off to me.

Q. Whats your experience guys?? Feel free to share.

I most prefer it to be served with any type of stew, to soak up all the oil to the food and it goes really well with it.

Love and Love.

TD.

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