Potato Patties or Aloo Tikki are the most popular snack dish in India, these patties are traditionally made with Boiled Potatoes and flavorful Spices. It’s a famous Chaat dish of road side vendors, where the aroma of the hot tikkis are enough to make you hungry.
In North India, these Potato Patties are generally served with Chole (spicy chickpea curry), garnished with onions, sweet Tamarind-Jaggery Chutney and hot Green Chutney made from green chillies and coriander.
The Potato Patties of North India are usually stuffed with the spiced filling of peas & paneer or chana dal, and hence I added boiled Chana Dal in my patties. Chana Dal helps in binding the patties, also gives a wonderful taste to them.
Aloo Patties can be served simply with Green Chutney and Bread Slices as an Evening Snack. I always add a binding agent while preparing Aloo Tikkis, it helps to keep the tikkis in shape and they do not crumble while frying. I always use different binding agents, such as corn starch, rice flour, bread crumbs and even arrow root flour as a binding agent on various occasions, all of them work well.
For more such mouth melting Snack Recipes, please visit at Indian Snack Recipes in my blog, where you can learn variety of Party and Evening Snack Dishes. Some more dishes made with Potatoes are Potato Cheese Balls, Potato Bread Rolls, Sabudana and Potato Tikki, Potato Toast, Simple Potato Vegetable and Potato Chaat.
Lets start making our Potatoes Patties with boiled and mashed Potatoes, Chana dal and Spices.
Potato Patties Recipe Step by Step
Add boiled Chana Dal and mix well.Add fine chopped Green chilies, Red Chili Powder, Turmeric Powder, Garam Masala Powder, Chaat Masala Powder, Bread Crumbs, Coriander Leaves and Salt to taste. Use the patty mould to give the patties a nice shape.
Prepare all the patties in same way and keep aside.Heat the skillet / tawa on medium high heat and spread good amount of oil over it. Place the patties on the skillet, making sure they are not touching each other and has some space all around. Oil the patties from the top. Cook them for few minutes and turn them over, patties should be light golden brown. Oil the patties from the top and lightly press with spatula. Flip the patties 3-4 times as needed to make sure that they are nice and crispy. Brush the oil lightly every time when you turn the patties over and also press with spatula. Your Potato Patties are ready to serve with Green Chutney.