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These are the most scrumptious and delicious Lemon Aloo Tikki ever. I have an obsession with all things lemony and these are super duper lemony and lemon works well with spiced potato so…YUM. I mean if you aren’t into tangy lemon flavours, I guess you can amp down the lemon but seriously why would you do that? 

4 Aloo Tikkis on top of each other in a small silver lid on a grey towel with scattered dried flowers

I have been making these little bites of deliciousness for many years now. They work beautifully in salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers, toasties, as a main with sides of your choice, in Buddha bowls, as a side dish with a main like Lentil curry, ..basically they work in every way you can imagine. 

What is Aloo Tikki?

Aloo (meaning potato) Tikki (Cutlet/Croquette) is a popular Indian street food snack. Itโ€™s made with mashed potatoes, lemon (obsessed), and a few spices. It goes perfectly with Masala Chai and is super easy to make. It is actually in the most simple terms, spiced mashed potato patties. Some people make stuffed Aloo Tikki bites with a filling like Paneer in the middle (DROOL) but I haven’t tried that yet. Some people add veg into the mix too. There are a number of ways to make these but as ever, I have made them in the healthiest and easiest way that I could. My method is crispy on the outside and fall into your mouth, melty in the middle. They aren’t super duper crispy because that would require more oil and flour etc. 

Can they be made in advance?

Aloo Tikki can be made in advance and up to 2 days before you intend on eating them. In fact a bit of extra fridge time, might do them some good. 

Whilst they are great in the fridge, the freezer is a different matter. Do not freeze them unless you want to scoop up mashed potato from your freezer at some point later in the month. OK that is an exaggeration. It didn’t work for me and I think that is because the potatoes release a lot of moisture and also because there is no protective outer coat, like pastry. Also the flavour is compromised when so much water is released too. So.. I really would recommend making them fresh. 

Guys please let me know if you make these. Please share, rate and comment if you do. 

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Aloo Tikki

Scrumptious Lemon Aloo TIkki. My favourite Indian street food snack ever.

Course Lunch, snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Safira

Ingredients

  • 4 medium Potatoes Boiled
  • 3 - 4 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri or Normal Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 small Green Chilli finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp Corn Flour
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients for the ticks into a large bowl and mash using a potato masher.

  2. Divide the mixture into patties.

  3. Heat oil in pan and when hot, add the tikis. Cook for 2-3 minutes each side.

Recipe Notes

  • The lemon juice is usually just soaked right into the potato. However if your mixture is a little wet, add more flour. 
  • You can dip the mixture in egg before frying. 
  • You can also refrigerate the patties for half an hour before frying.
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23 thoughts on “Lemon Aloo Tikki

  1. This looks delicious, going to give this a try. And speaking of Masala Chai, any tips on how to make that? Iโ€™ve had delicious tea with Nepali and Pakistani friends but I canโ€™t seem to recreate it at home!

    • Thank you so much. We love Masala Chai too. I usually use 150 ml water and 400 ml milk (some people prefer more water to milk) and add
      4 black peppercorns, 10 green cardamom pods, lightly crushed, 6 cloves, 1 cinnamon stick,
      1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated (my husband likes a lot of ginger so feel free to adjust), 1 black tea bag or loose black tea leaves,
      sugar, to taste. Then we simply boil everything together for 15 – 20 minutes. Most people do this for 5 minutes but my husband prefers a longer boil. A shorter boil requires less milk/water too.
      Hope you enjoy! Do let me know if you try it. x

  2. These look delicious! Never cooked this before but I guess I now need to try them, thanks for sharing the recipe

  3. I loved these tikkis. I wouldn’t usually use this much lemon and I was a bit worried about them falling apart but they were so good. We even made burger versions that everyone loved.

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