Aloo Tikki (Spiced Indian Potato Croquettes)

Aloo Tikki or Potato Croquettes are also known in India as Aloor Chop, a typical Indian snack which is prepared with potatoes. Aloo means potato in India. It is a potato croquette full of spicy flavour.

Aloo Tikki can be prepared in different ways. Sometimes they are prepared only with boiled potatoes and spices. Also, they are sometimes stuffed with boiled eggs or minced meat previously cooked with spices. Whatever the version is, they are delicious.

There are also different ways to fry these croquettes. You can fry them dipping into beaten eggs and coating with breadcrumbs or you can make a dough (like tempura) with Besan (Gram flour) and then pass the croquettes through this dough for frying. Alternatively, these can be grilled as well.

To prepare Aloo Tikki I usually choose potatoes of low water content and with a firm texture that does not break easily when frying. Apart from the type of potato, another trick to avoid breaking is to fry them in small quantities. You can choose the spices according to your taste. What I always add is fried onion instead of raw onion and fresh coriander. It gives very good taste to the croquettes. I don’t usually add any kind of hot spice, I serve them with a hot sauce such as Sriracha or Mint Chutney.

  Ingredients

  1. Four-Five medium potatoes
  2. One small onion cut into very fine slices
  3. 7-8 fresh coriander sprigs well chopped
  4. Two teaspoons grated ginger or ginger paste
  5. Very finely chopped green chilli (optional)
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Breadcrumbs
  8. One egg
  9. Cooking oil

  Spices:

  1. One teaspoon ground cumin
  2. Half teaspoon garam masala
  3. Half teaspoon ground black pepper
  4. One teaspoon chat masala

 

Instructions

-Boil the potatoes and let them cool. Once the potatoes are cooled, peel and mash them using a potato masher.

-In a frying pan add a little amount of oil and fry the chopped onion. When they are golden brown, remove them from the pan and reserve.

-In a large bowl add the mashed potatoes, ginger paste, green chilli, chopped coriander leaves, the ground spices, fried onion, and salt. Mix everything well.

-Take small portions of the mixture and give it a flatten ball size (see pictures). Dip them in beaten egg and pass through breadcrumbs.

-Put a pot on medium-high heat with plenty of oil. Once the oil is hot, drop one aloo Tikki. When it starts to get a little bit of colour, flip over and then drop the second one. This ensures that they do not break.

-Fry them until become nice golden-brown colour. Put them on a plate with kitchen paper, serve them hot with Sriracha sauce or with Ketchup.

Trips and trics

  • The chat masala has salt, so when adding the salt must be careful.
  • To prepare aloo Tikki I usually use the potatoes variety Mona Lisa.

 

Aloo Tikki (Spiced Indian Potato Croquettes)

Aloo Tikki (Spiced Indian Potato Croquettes)

Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Cuisine India
Servings 4
Calories 160 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Four-Five medium potatoes
  • One small onion cut into very fine slices
  • 7-8 fresh coriander sprigs well chopped
  • Two teaspoons grated ginger or ginger paste
  • Very finely chopped green chilli (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Breadcrumbs
  • One egg
  • Cooking oil

Spices:

  • One teaspoon ground cumin
  • Half teaspoon garam masala
  • Half teaspoon ground black pepper
  • One teaspoon chat masala

Instructions
 

  • Boil the potatoes and let them cool. Once the potatoes are cooled, peel and mash them using a potato masher.
  • In a frying pan add a little amount of oil and fry the chopped onion. When they are golden brown, remove them from the pan and reserve.
  • In a large bowl add the mashed potatoes, ginger paste, green chilli, chopped coriander leaves, the ground spices, fried onion, and salt. Mix everything well.
  • Take small portions of the mixture and give it a flatten ball size (see pictures). Dip them in beaten egg and pass through breadcrumbs.
  • Put a pot on medium-high heat with plenty of oil. Once the oil is hot, drop one aloo Tikki. When it starts to get a little bit of colour, flip over and then drop the second one. This ensures that they do not break.
  • Fry them until become nice golden-brown colour. Put them on a plate with kitchen paper, serve them hot with Sriracha sauce or with Ketchup.

Notes

Tips and tricks

  • The chat masala has salt, so when adding the salt must be careful.
  • To prepare aloo Tikki I usually use the potatoes variety Mona Lisa.

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