Prepare time: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Serves: 5 -6 Pieces


For Cooking Potatoes & Green Peas

  • 500 grams potatoes or 4 to 5 large potatoes
  • ½ cup green peas – 100 grams, fresh or frozen
  • 2.5 cups water

For Other stuffing

  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder or cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander Powder (ground coriander)
  • ½ teaspoon fennel powder (ground fennel seeds) – optional
  • ½ teaspoon dry mango powder or ¼ to ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger or or 1.5 to 2 inches, ginger or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger powder – can reduce the quantity of chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green chillies or 1 to 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2  tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves (cilantro)
  • 2 pinches black salt
  • salt as required

For Aloo Tikki

  • 500 grams potatoes or 4 to 5 large potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder or cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala or curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (ground coriander)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder or ½ to 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder (ground cumin) – optional
  • ½ teaspoon black salt
  • salt as required
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs or add as required
  • ¼ cup arrow root flour or add as required
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves (cilantro)
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons oil for frying the tikki or add as required

Directions For Pre Stuffing

  1. The potatoes and green peas have to be cooked together first. You can choose to leave out cooking green peas if you do not want to stuff the patties.
  2. In a 3 or 4 litre stovetop pressure cooker take 4 to 5 large potatoes and 2.5 cups water.
  3. Place a small trivet and keep a bowl containing ½ cup green peas in it. Pressure cook for 5 to 6 whistles on medium to medium-high flame.
  4. Remove the cooker’s lid after all the pressure falls naturally in the cooker.
  5. Drain the water from the steamed green peas using a small strainer or colander. Take the peas in a bowl and mash them.
  6. Mash to a coarse texture.
  7. To the peas, add red chilli powder or cayenne pepper, coriander powder, fennel powder, dry mango powder, finely chopped ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves, black salt and regular salt as per taste.
  8. Mix very well. Check taste and add more salt or the ground spice powders if required.
  9. Meanwhile drain the water from the potatoes as well and let them become warm.
  10. When the potatoes are warm, then peel them and grate. I find it easier to grate the potatoes and then mash them.
  11. However, you can chop them first and mash with a potato masher. Let the grated or mashed potatoes cool completely.
  12. After the mashed potatoes have cooled completely, add the following ingredients: red chilli powder or cayenne pepper, garam masala powder or curry powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder, black salt and regular salt as per taste.
  13. Next add bread crumbs and arrowroot flour.
  14. Instead of arrowroot flour, you can also add rice flour, corn flour (corn starch) or tapioca starch or roasted besan (roasted chickpea flour or roasted gram flour).
  15. Mix everything thoroughly.

Directions For Stuffing and Shapping Aloo Tikki

  1. Divide the mixture into small or medium shaped patties with a hollow center or cup shaped discs.
  2. Choose to apply some oil on your palms as it is easier to shape and stuff them.
  3. Place the green peas filling in the center.
  4. Bring the mashed potato edges on the top and seal them.
  5. Roll gently between your palms and gently flatten. Make all aloo tikki this way.

Directions For Frying Aloo Tikki

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil till on a skillet or tawa or frying pan till it is medium hot. Gently place the tikki and begin to pan-fry them.
  2. When the base is crispy and golden, gently flip each tikki with a spatula.
  3. Fry the second side till crispy and golden. You can gently flip once or twice more till the aloo tikki are golden and crisp evenly.
  4. Remove and place in a strainer kept on top of a bowl. You can even drain them on paper towels. In batches fry all of the potato patties this way.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons more oil when frying the second batch.
  6. Serve Aloo Tikki plain with coriander chutney and tamarind chutney. You can also serve these potato patties with sweet yogurt raita or tomato ketchup.

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