Aloo Tikki: Classic Indian Street Food Snack
Made with boiled & mashed potatoes, spices and herbs, these Indian style potato patties can be shallow fried, pan fried or air-fried to perfection until crisp. Translating to potato patties in Hindi, this is a classic Indian street food staple you’ll find in food halls, cafes, and at food vendors on the streets in India. We love Aloo Tikki patties as they are sooo delicious, filling and have so much flavor to them. They’re the perfect snack or appetizer and taste great hot or cold.
SERVINGS: 8-10 | PREP TIME: 20 min | COOK TIME: 15 min
- 4 large russet potatoes, peeled
- 1/2 cup thawed frozen peas
- 1 tsp minced ginger (ginger paste works)
- 1 tsp minced garlic about 3 cloves (garlic paste works)
- 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/3 cup onion, chopped
- 1 serrano chili, diced
- 1/2 cup avocado or olive oil
- 2 tbsp cornstarch or 1/4 cup flour (rice or all purpose)
- 3-4 tbsp Chaat Party Spice Mix
- Cut the potatoes in half and boil on the stove for about 15 minutes, until fork-tender. Drain the water and let them cool in the fridge for 5-8 minutes. Then mash them up and set aside.
- Thaw the frozen peas overnight in the fridge or in the microwave if thawing on the same day. Chop the ginger, garlic, cilantro, and onion while the potatoes are boiling.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the mashed potatoes, peas, cilantro, ginger, garlic, red onion, and Chaat Party. Mix well.
- Add the cornstarch or rice flour to the potato mixture and mix again until well combined.
- Divide the mixture into equal portions. Apply a little oil on your palms and shape each portion into a round patty, about ½-inch thick. Repeat this process until the potato mixture is gone.
- Heat the oil in a large deep pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, carefully add the patties to the pan without overcrowding. Cook until the base of the aloo patty turns golden brown, about 4 minutes on each side. Alternatively, you can air fry at 400°F for 15 minutes.
- Remove the fried aloo patties onto a kitchen towel-lined plate. Cool for 5 minutes, then serve with Droosh cilantro chutney or Chaat raita and enjoy!
- Instead of frying, you can air fry the patties at 400°F for 15 minutes.