Aloo Tikki - Potato Patty

If you need a great idea for a potato recipe, then I got you! This Aloo tikki recipe is golden and crispy on the outside and spicy and flavorful on the inside! It’s definitely going to be a party of flavors in your mouth!



Aloo Tikki is another popular street food snack found in India. Aloo means potato. Tikki means patty. Which literally translates to potato patty! Who doesn’t love potatoes?!


If you need a great option for Meatless Mondays, you can put these patties in between buns and have yourself a potato burger!



If you don’t want to have a burger, this makes a great snack or appetizer. You can serve these alongside chutneys and/or ketchup. Be careful because these can be addicting to eat.


Let me know if you try this recipe down in the comments and let me know what you decided to pair it with!


Ciao for now!


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Notes For Cooking Aloo Tikki


Make sure that once the potatoes are done boiling, they have cooled completely before working with them. There’s nothing worse than you picking up a potato and having to play hot potato with yourself!


This recipe packs a kick, so if you aren’t great with heat, you can either leave the chilies and red chili powder out or you can adjust to however much spice is put into it.


I use cornstarch to make sure the ingredients stick together. If you do not have any cornstarch, breadcrumbs make a great alternative. Breadcrumbs can also give it that extra crispy crunch.


When forming the patties, it can get a little sticky. I use a little bit of oil to grease my hands. It helps to also keep the shape of the patty and stop the mixture from sticking on my hands. You can use this trick to do the same!


I do not deep fry these patties. I use just a little bit of oil to shallow fry them. If you want to, you can also deep fry the patties. If you want to avoid frying them, you can also cook it in the air fryer for a healthier alternative (Although I haven’t tried this method yet. Let me know if you do and how it went!)


Other Recipes


If you enjoyed this aloo tikki recipe, take a look at a few of my other recipes below! You may enjoy those as well!


Aloo Pakora – Another popular street food in India. This recipe is a deep-fried potato fritter. Also good with chutneys!


Vada Pav – This recipe shows the steps on how to make vada! The vada is a deep fried potato ball. The vada also pairs great with my pav recipe! Pair both of them up to get a slider with a huge punch of flavors!


Cost Analysis


Lastly, take a look at this cost analysis. It shows how much it costs to make these aloo tikki. We don’t realize it, but sometimes it so much cheaper to make things at home versus buying them at the store! Yes, sometimes it takes a while and sometimes it’s more convenient, but how can you deny that price?


Aloo Tikki - Potato Patty

Aloo Tikki - Potato Patty
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Vegetarian, Fried, Potato, Street Food, Spicy, Deep Fry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 429kcal
Cost: $2.66


  • 3 medium Potatoes $0.87
  • 1 tsp Ginger $0.46
  • 1 tsp Garlic $0.04
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric $0.04
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder $0.04
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder $0.10
  • 1/2 tsp Amchur Powder $0.07
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala $0.16
  • 1 tsp Salt $0.02
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves $0.14
  • 2 tbsp Mint $0.20
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 Thai Chili $0.12
  • 1 cup Oil


  • Bring water to a boil in a deep pot. Once the water is boiling, add potatoes and cook until soft.
  • Once potatoes have cooled, peel the skin off the potatoes.
  • Carefully grate the potatoes and add them to a large bowl.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, turmeric, red chili powder, cumin powder, amchur powder, chaat, salt, coriander, mint, Thai chilies, and cornstarch. Mix together.
  • Grab some potatoes and start forming your patties.
  • In a skillet, add oil and wait for it to heat up.
  • Once the oil is hot, add your patties. Be careful not to overcrowd the pan.
  • Carefully flip the patty once the bottom is golden brown.
  • Remove from heat once the other side is golden brown.
  • Serve hot with ketchup and/or sweet chutney and enjoy!


Please note that *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Cost Analysis

Estimate: $ for servings or $ per serving.


Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 401mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg