BAKED Aloo Tikki Recipe (2024)

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As per usual, I was craving a little of potatoes and homemade Indian food in my life, so I decide to make an easy baked aloo tikki recipe.

With this recipe, I just grabbed what I currently have in my pantry and in my home, because you know, I’m frugal. Fresh, finely chopped, organic vegetables in this recipe?

No. Just some leftover onions, bell peppers, frozen peas, and a few potatoes.

For the seasonings, feel free to taste test as you add your seasonings. Start with a teaspoon, then add more to adjust.

Also, depending on how large you make your aloo tikki, you’ll yield about 8-12 small patties with this recipe.

What Is Aloo Tikki?

Aloo tikki is a popular North Indian snack made from potatoes, peas, and spices. "Aloo" is potato and "tikki" means croquette, patties, or cutlet.

Aloo tikki is typically deep-fried and served hot - my favorite way of having them. It can be eaten as a snack, side, or placed in a burger or sandwich.

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Aloo tikki can be stuffed with additional ingredients, for example, lentils/dal, nuts, or paneer. Or, they can be left unstuffed. Serve them up with a refreshing andvibrant mint chutney sauce.

You can also go for a yogurt-based sauce,hot and sweet sauce, or a glorious pool of ketchup. The sauces can be store-bought, or homemade.

However, you choose to have aloo tikki - just enjoy it. For this recipe, I decided to go for a no-oil route. Although it might be more fun fried, a healthier option is always welcomed.

When I am in the mood for an easy, affordable, and tasty dish that can be used in a variety of ways - aloo tikki is my go-to. It's especially delicious as a burger.

If you're in the mood for more plant-based Indian dishes, be sure to check out myvegan butter chicken recipemade with a thick gravy and juicy tofu chunks. It'll pair well with your homemade aloo tikki and aroti.

This recipe is 100% plant-based/vegan and oil-free. To make aloo tikki gluten-free, you can try switching out all-purpose flour for buckwheat flour orgluten-free breadcrumbs.

How To Boil Potatoes For Aloo Tikki

There are two ways you can boil or soften the potatoes in preparation for aloo tikki. They can be boiledwholeuntil fork tender, orcubedinto smaller pieces to steam.

We want the potatoes to be fork-tender, not mushy or falling apart. I recommend checking them often with a fork as they boil/steam.

Once fork-tender, allow the potatoes to cool off. This will both allow for easier handling while mixing it with spices and prevent the potatoes from becoming too sticky.

When making aloo tikki, I opt to leave the potato skins on - since I try to avoid food waste. However, if you're looking for a more uniform and less clumpy aloo tikki, remove the potato skins.

How To Prevent Aloo Tikki From Falling Apart

Use Enough Flour

When mixing the mashed potato with the other ingredients, make sure it's dry enough. If the mashed aloo easily sticks to your hands, it may not be dry enough.

Allow Tikkis To Cool After Being Cooked

Once the baked aloo tikkis are done, carefully remove them with a spatula. Then, have them cool on a cooling rack.

If you don't have a cooling rack, transfer them to a plate lined with a paper towel. Allow them to cool and further firm up for at least 5 minutes or so.

By the way, if you don't have a cooling rack - it was one of my most valuable kitchen tools. If you're baking or frying anything that needs to be cooled - they allow air to circulate under the food. Cooling racks are great forcookies,french fries, andmuffins.

Boil With Potato Skin Intact

I highly recommend boiling potatoes with their skins intact. If you remove the skins, the potatoes will absorb too much of the water.

If you prefer to boil the potato in cubes, opt to steam them instead.

Additionally, you can soften potatoes by skipping the boiling or steaming process altogether. Pierce the potato with a fork and chuck into a microwave for 6 minutes or so on high power, flipping halfway.

Once done cooking, allow to cool, just like you would if you were boiling or steaming.

Use High-Starch Potatoes Like Russet

High-starch potatoes like russet potatoes hold together well. The starch in the potatoes acts as a binder - which makes them perfect for an aloo tikki recipe.

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Okay, so let me take you through how I made homemade aloo tikkis (potato croquettes) with what I have in my pantry.

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Easy Baked Aloo Tikki

Aly Michell

This veg baked aloo tikki or potato patty is 100% vegetarian and vegan. Using boiled potatoes, Indian spices, and vegetables. Inspired by the Indian snack that's traditionally fried.

5 from 1 vote

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Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Cook Time 30 minutes mins

Total Time 35 minutes mins

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack

Cuisine Indian

Servings 4

Calories 146 kcal


  • 2 medium russet potatoes boiled/steamed/microwaved
  • cup peas
  • cup onions chopped
  • cup green bell pepper chopped
  • cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of red chili pepper
  • Oil


  • In a large bowl, mash the cooked + cooled potatoes with a fork. Add your seasonings: chili powder, cumin, ginger, garlic powder, red chili pepper, black pepper, and salt to taste. Mix well.

  • Taste the potato mixture to see if it's salted and seasoned enough to your liking.

  • Next, add the chopped onions, bell pepper, and peas. Mix well. Add the flour and mix well. Next, preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Make sure your hands are completely dry and dust them with flour for easier handling. If the potato mixture is too sticky or wet, add a bit more flour.

  • Next, make small balls with the aloo tikki mixture. Flatten into patties that are about ½ inch thick.

  • Brush both sides of the tikki with oil. Lay tikkis on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

  • Finally, bake for about 30 minutes. Carefully flipping them halfway.

  • When the aloo tikkis are done, take them out and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes to further firm up. Serve.


  1. For this recipe, I did not peel the potatoes, as I enjoy using all of the potato. But if you prefer to peel them, that’s fine too.
  2. During the halfway oven flip, the aloo tikki will be a bit tender. This is expected. They will firm up as they further cook. Very gently flip each tikki so they hold their shape.
  3. The most important step is at the end of this recipe. Once they are done baking, remove them from the baking tray and allow to further firm up and cool on a cooling rack.
  4. This recipe yields about 8-10 aloo tikkis.


Serving: 1-ServingCalories: 146kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 554mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 222IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg

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How do you keep aloo tikki from breaking? ›

The secret to getting a crispy Aloo Tikki? Cook the tikki on medium-to-low heat undisturbed for 5 minutes, and then flipping. This will also help stop the cutlets from breaking, as mine used to.

Is aloo tikki healthy? ›

Is Aloo Tikki Chaat Unhealthy? Street food is often considered an unhealthy choice as it is made with lots of oil and is rich in carbs. However, it is considered unhealthy because of the way it is cooked. Aloo Tikki street food can be made healthy or unhealthy by the way it is cooked.

What is the English name for Aloo Tikki? ›

Literally translating to Potato Patties, this Indian street food 'Aloo Tikki' is a staple at the street stalls, chaat centres and fancy cafes, getting sold out instantly.

Why are my smashed potatoes falling apart? ›

This could be caused by a few things. Your potatoes may be under-cooked: If the potatoes aren't boiled all the way through, they may not hold their shape when being smashed and then crumble. Your potatoes may be over-smashed: Don't be too aggressive when smashing the potatoes as this can cause them to break apart.

How do you bind Tikki? ›

Here are some few genius hacks that will hold your tikki together -
  1. Coat with flour - ...
  2. Mix bread crumbs or poha. ...
  3. Mix sabudana (tapioca pearls) ...
  4. Freeze the tikkis. ...
  5. Heat the oil in advance.
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Can we eat aloo tikki during weight loss? ›

Aloo tikki is recommended for malnourished children and people with low weight.

Can we eat tikki during weight loss? ›

Nothing will happen if you eat potato tikki sometimes. People who are diabetic, have heart problem and those who are on weight loss regime should avoid it. Baked tikkies are better option and healthy over fried tikkies. One plate of Aloo tikkis have 275 calories.

Can I eat potato fry for weight loss? ›

If you are on a weight loss diet, you can still eat potato everyday, provided you do not overeat, follow portion control, maintain calorie deficit and do not cook your potatoes in a way that makes them high in calories – such as fried or topped with cheese.

What is the difference between cutlet and aloo tikki? ›

Cutlet is served like samosa directly with ketchup and chutney. Patty is generally used in burgers and lettuce leaf onion and cheese and tomato slices are added. Tikki is the famous aloo tikki served with chole on top and sweet and spicy chutney and a generous sprinkling of diced onions.

What does tikki mean Indian? ›

Aloo means potato in Hindi-Urdu, and tikki is a small cutlet or croquette. The dish is served hot along with a side of saunth, tamarind, and coriander-mint sauce, and sometimes dahi (yogurt) or chickpeas.

Does McDonalds have aloo tikki burger? ›

Story highlights. In a major addition to its vegan menu for its customers, the world's largest food chain, McDonald's has introduced India's most loved "McAloo Tikki" burger in its menu.

Does McDonald's have aloo tikki in USA? ›

McAloo Tikki Makes Its Way To McDonald's In Chicago

A delicious patty made with potatoes and peas, spiced with samosa seasonings is cradled between two whole wheat buns. The burger has freshly cut onions and sliced tomatoes and a creamy egg-free tomato mayo to add the extra punch.

Does aloo tikki contain onion? ›

Aloo Tikki – an Indian street food made with fried potatoes, peas, and onions that can be easily made at home.

How do you keep potatoes from breaking when boiling? ›

Here's the golden rule of potato boiling: Instead of dropping them into a pot of already boiling water, cover the potatoes in cold water, then bring to a boil. Not only will this save you from splash burns, but it'll help the potatoes cook evenly, preventing the outside from cooking faster than the inside.

Why do cutlets break when frying? ›

To avoid the cutlets from breaking avoid frying the cutlets in extremely hot oil. The oil should be just right to heat 2-3 cutlets, do not add more cutlets in the pan or it may result in breaking the patty. Also, do not immediately stir the patty after placing it in the pan while cooking, this may cause breakage too.

Why did my fries break apart? ›

Fry time too long. Oil temperature too high. Old or dirty oil.

Why do my potato pancakes fall apart? ›

If the potato pancakes are falling apart while you're shaping them before you start cooking, they are either either too wet or they need more flour to hold them together. You can also mix the flour a little more the mix to develop gluten and then let it rest before cooking.

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