Aloo Ki Tikki (Potato Patties)

Aloo Ki Tikki (Potato Patties)

Makes: 12
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Method: hob
Heat scale: 🌶️🌶️

A lovely starter or snack.  These small potato patties are often sold at street food stalls in Northern India.  Serve with green chutney or raita and our easy kachumber salad.


500g potatoes, cooked and mashed
150g fresh or frozen peas
4 tbsp oil
2 green chillies, chopped (optional)
Bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
2cm piece ginger, grated
3 tsp of Bhuna
2 tbsp besan flour (chickpea flour, gram flour)
2 tbsp lemon juice
Salt, to taste


  1. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil and fry the onions, ginger and chilli.
  2. Once the onions are transparent, add a splash of water and the Bhuna spices.  Cook for about a minute then mix in the peas and warm through very gently (too much cooking and the peas will loose their green).  Add the chopped coriander and stir through.
  3. Add this mixture to the cooked and mashed potatoes, and mix in the besan flour, lemon juice and salt.  Combine well then form the mixture into golf ball size balls. Shape into patties.  ** You can freeze them at this point
  4. Heat the remaining oil in a non-stick frying pan and add the patties in batches. Fry them on each side until crisp and golden brown.  (Defrost before frying.)
  5. Serve hot or cold.  Great with Mint & Coriander raita, mango chutney or green chutney as in the picture.

NOTE: Korma, Tandoori Masala and Goan also work well with this recipe

Looking for other snacks or starters?

Halloumi Fries

Curry Puffs

Vegetable Pakora

Or read our blog for our other suggested easy side dishes

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