Aloo Tikki

Posted in : Snacks/Breakfast on by : Simmi Iyer

Crispy & Crunchy, Aloo Tikki is a popular North Indian street food that is basically deep fried and spiced with an array of ingredients. It is one of the most popular chaat items and can be made easily at home too. Here is how to make it.


For the Tikki

  • 2 cups Boiled Potato (Refrigerated with 4-5 hours)
  • 1/4 cup Poha
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander (Chopped)
  • 1 tsp Ginger (Grated)
  • 2 tsp Green Chilli (Chopped)
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tsp Black Salt
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 1 tsp Anardana Powder
  • 3 tbsp Rice Flour
  • Oil for frying

For the filling

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 2 tsp Green Chilli (Chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Chana Dal (Cooked)
  • 1/4 cup Peas (Boiled)
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds (Coarsely Crushed)
  • 1 tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Salt
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander (Chopped)


For the tikki

  • Grate the potatoes in a bowl.
  • Soak the poha in 2 tbsp water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add grated potatoes, soaked poha and all the other tikki ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

For the filling

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Once the oil is hot, add hing and cumin seeds and cook for a few seconds.
  • Add ginger and green chilli and fry for a minute.
  • Add cooked chana dal and peas and slightly mash them.
  • Now add red chilli powder, coriander powder, mango powder, garam masala powder, black salt and regular salt and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add coriander and mix well.
  • Remove the pan from heat and let the filling cool down.


  • Grease your hands with oil and divide the potato mixture into 6 equal parts.
  • Make each part into a ball and then press gently to make a tikki.
  • If making the tikki with stuffing, press the ball with your fingers to make a 4 inch circle.
  • Keep 1 tbsp filling in the centre and bring the ends together.
  • Roll into a round and then gently press to make a flat tikki.
  • Make all the tikki in the same manner.
  • Refrigerate the tikki for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil for frying the tikki in a pan.
  • When the oil is hot, add the tikki and fry on medium heat until tikki are browned and crisp from all the sides.
  • Remove the tikki for the pan and serve hot with coriander mint chutney.

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