Crispy Aloo Tikki Recipe (Potato Cutlet) | Indian Appetizer

Aloo tikki (translates to: potato cutlet or croquette) is an Indian appetizer made with boiled potatoes and spices. I usually serve these cutlets with mint chutney and lime wedge to provide extra tanginess. Enjoy these cutlets as a party appetizer or as an evening snack.

Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki with Mint Chutney:

Serving Size: 2 | Cuisine: India

Prep Time: 25 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes


For the aloo tikki:

  • Potatoes - 3 large - boiled and peeled

  • Red onion - 1 medium - minced (optional)

  • Green chili - 1 small - finely chopped

  • Coriander or cilantro - 1 tablespoon - finely chopped

  • Red chili powder - 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder - 1/4 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala - 1/4 teaspoon

  • Rice flour - 2 tablespoon

  • Salt as required

For frying:

  • Oil

For mint-cilantro chutney:

  • Mint leaves - 1 bowl

  • Coriander or cilantro - 1 bunch

  • Green chili - 1 small - chopped

  • Lemon juice - 2 tablespoon

  • Salt as required

  • Water as needed


For mint-cilantro chutney:

In a food processor, combine all the ingredients for mint-cilantro chutney to a thick paste by adding water gradually.

For aloo tikki:

  1. Grate or mash the boiled potatoes. Ensure not to overcook the potatoes when boiling, that the potatoes turn soggy.

  2. Add the mashed potatoes and rest of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine it so it forms a nice dough like consistency.

  3. Set it aside for 5 minutes.

  4. Grease your hands with some oil and divide the dough into small to medium sized balls.

  5. Flatten the prepared balls into aloo tikki. Make sure the aloo tikkis are uniform and smooth.

  6. Fry the aloo tikki in medium hot oil until golden brown on both the sides.

  7. Serve the aloo tikki with the prepared mint-cilantro chutney and lime wedge.

  8. Enjoy!


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